HUSSAIN SAQIB Those who think that the recent tirade of Asif Ali Zardari, widower and political heir of slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto, against Pakistan army and its leaders, has anything to do with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should think again or at least put their imagination to rest for a while. It should … More Let’s not take him seriously ….
Hussain Saqib Iran is doing to Saudi Arabia in Yemen what the latter has been doing to Syria for a long time; fanning and funding armed resistance against incumbent regimes to bring the regime change. The lobbyists on both sides of the divide are trying to make us all believe it is sectarian strife in … More Five reasons why Pakistan will not land its troops in Yemen
Hussain Saqib The sum-total of reaction shown by politicos is simple; it is army’s war; let them fight it and please leave us and our families alone to enjoy the fruits of power. If Peshawar Tragedy of December 16, 2014 does not unite Pakistan against terrorism, extremism, political opportunism and anti-Pakistan media manipulation, nothing ever … More It is not the armed forces alone; it is Pakistan at War
Hussain Saqib Kargil operation of 1999 was first, and probably the last, in the series of operations to take back the Siachen Glacier occupied by the Indians in 1984. The Kargil conflict is a major cause of India’s, and also Nawaz Sharif’s, frustration against Musharraf and will continue to steal the limelight. The then prime … More Kargil: A brilliant operation to wrest back Siachen was abandoned for petty politics….
Idea in the modern day warfare is an effective weapon. Before winning a war in the battlefield, armies must win the war of perceptions and effectively counter baseless and negative propaganda. Pakistani army lost this war in East Pakistan but now it cannot afford a defeat in Balochistan. In Balochistan, it has to fight a … More Balochistan insurgency; The Army will have to win the war of perceptions….
Pakistan, heretofore, crushed under a heavy burden of debt due to its dwindling exports, earns the title of an exporter of terror to Afghanistan. Imagine, exporting something to a market which is already overflowing with that commodity. If that is true, Pakistanis are bad business people. People are anticipating a US misadventure. As a prelude … More Uncle Sam, think again if you have any mischief in your mind…..
The sudden barrage of accusations against Pakistan’s premier security agency and the armed forces by Pakistani media post-OBL operation did not make any sense in the beginning. Their smear campaign was surprisingly instant, swift and very much in line with international media campaign. Then there was an unfortunate murder of a journalist working for little-known … More Pakistani journos on US payroll; shocked anyone?
Pakistanis have finally started asserting their country’s sovereign will after they concluded Raymond Davis issue to their own advantage. For the first time after commencement of drone strikes, Pakistan mustered the courage to tell the United States Friday it would not attend a meeting on Afghanistan later this month, angered by a U.S. missile strike … More Pakistan all set to dictate its own terms of engagement after Datta Khel drone strike….
Pakistan has remained under US pressure to attack North Waziristan Agency (NWA), one of the agencies of its Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), in order to destroy sanctuaries of Afghan Taliban. This pressure was being mounted by the USA and NATO because their forces are under threat from Taliban who are believed to be … More The positive side to delayed N Waziristan operation….