The Spy Chronicles: General Durrani owes an explanation to the nation too

HUSSAIN SAQIB The general not only disgraced himself and his rank and position, he corrupted the entire political system. If he had refused to do what he did, he could have saved the nation from corrupt politicians Lt Gen Asad Durrani, a former spymaster, is in the news again, and again for entirely the wrong … More The Spy Chronicles: General Durrani owes an explanation to the nation too

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 Yadav Bhoshan. 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  

How India’s ceasefire violations signal an end to proxy wars?

HUSSAIN SAQIB Pakistan’s military deserves kudos for its coming up to public expectations in this crucial time as against the civilian leaders who are thoroughly engrossed in their dirty games abdicating their responsibilities to the chief of army staff (COAS) If there was any strong indication of India’s decision to end proxy wars against Pakistan … More How India’s ceasefire violations signal an end to proxy wars?

Inside Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Idle gossip, unverified truth and foreign connections….

By: Hussain Saqib Syed Saleem Shahzad, a little-known Pakistani journalist working for an equally little-known online newspaper died a mysterious death a few days before his book, Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, was to go on sale. The evidence suggested that he was tortured before death. Immediate reaction to the news of his death was … More Inside Al Qaeda and the Taliban: Idle gossip, unverified truth and foreign connections….