Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Mullahs’ religious decrees against Edhi were not issued for religious reasons; these are motivated by corporate interests of madrassas threatened by philanthropy. Hussain Saqib Religious seminaries, called madrassas, were established in the Sub Continent to impart education in theology. The seminaries were few and far between and were managed by those men of letters whose academic credentials and moral and … More Corporate interests of the religious elite and Edhi’s philanthropy

Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

 Someone somewhere is planning to get rid of the baggage called the House of Saud. In all probability, the Holy Sites are not the target, the target is Custodian of these sites. HUSSAIN SAQIB It is not like “swallow your own bitter pill and burn yourself in the fires of terrorism you have been stoking everywhere.” … More Why Madinah blast is a bad omen for the House of Saud?

Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

The exercise is being conducted in Thar desert, the same which on Pakistani side of the border is a living paradise of good governance. HUSSAIN SAQIB The timing of this massive exercise is starkly intriguing. Let’s look at the horizon from New Delhi; Pakistan’s political forces are in total disarray, governance structure is collapsing, those … More Exercise Shatrujeet, Kulbhushan Yadav and Panama Papers

Panama Leaks, Money Laundering and Off-shore Companies

Image courtesy: https://www.unodc.org Only those turn to offshore companies who have no valid answers about the source of their funds HUSSAIN SAQIB Money laundering through offshore companies is a thriller because it involves thick layers of secrecy and clandestine dealings of complex nature. Consider: you hire lawyers to stash your ill-gotten billions in places unheard of and in enterprises … More Panama Leaks, Money Laundering and Off-shore Companies

Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

India’s misplaced hopes to drive some wedge between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are out of touch with ground realities HUSSAIN SAQIB India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Saudi Arabia from April 2, 2016 on special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz ibn-Saud. This visit may be very important milestone for India’s diplomacy in … More Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia will remain a non-starter

RAW should know Balochistan is no East Pakistan of 1971

It’s time Indians come to terms with realities; Balochistan is no East Pakistan of 1971 and Raheel Sharif is no Yahya. HUSSAIN SAQIB Those who are familiar with India’s Kao Plan are hardly surprised at the arrest of Commander Kul Bhoshan Yadav. However, it is for the first time that Pakistani government has shown some … More RAW should know Balochistan is no East Pakistan of 1971

Malicious narrative of 1971 war must now be brought to reckoning  

  Hussain Saqib Left-leaning media men, intellectuals and politicians were made to believe that India-funded insurgency against the “imperialism” of Punjab was a genuine home-grown revolutionary movement. This enticed the poets like Faiz to sing praises of “freedom-fighters”. Unaware of the tactics of War of Perceptions used by India, he and others unwittingly walked into … More Malicious narrative of 1971 war must now be brought to reckoning  

Uncle Sam should worry about Russia and Europe and not Pakistan’s tactical nukes

HUSSAIN SAQIB It is in the news again; and if the source of all news is an editorial of The New York Times, it is almost official. The US is going to broach the issue of Pakistan’s ever-expanding nuclear arsenal, particularly its tactical nuclear weapons, with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) during his upcoming … More Uncle Sam should worry about Russia and Europe and not Pakistan’s tactical nukes