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Yemen War and Pakistan

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Mar 27th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story

Yemen war was imminent as Saudi Arabia cannot tolerate Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels taking over Southern neighboring country of Kingdom. It’s not just an internal armed rift between ousted President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi who has fled to Riyadh and the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh who enjoys Houthi support. Its turning out to be [...]



Is Bhutto Birthday Important Than Peshawar Kids?

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Jan 6th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I am livid over the non-seriousness and melodrama of Pakistan People’s Party in the National Assembly. In their bid to prove themselves democrats, they are coming up with lame excuses to delay the 21st amendment. What on earth Bhutto’s birthday has to do with the passing of the bill?
Nobody cares about Bhutto’s birthday in Pakistan [...]



Peshawar Attack: Pakistan United Against Evil

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The evil enemy is inhumane, heartless, gutless, shameless, and without any morals. They have struck again in the most cowardly fashion and have killed more than 150 school children in the Army Public School Peshawar on Warsak Road. Pakistan has plunged into mourning but our resolve is steely.
Pakistanis are showing unity and strength of character [...]



Things Nawaz Sharif Must Do Now

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Aug 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Slow thinking, lethargic decision making, stubborn attitude, arrogant style of governance, kitchen cabinet mentality, and family enterprise nepotism are the main factors which have put Nawaz regime in such a dire and gridlocked situation just after one year in government.
For the last 5 days, capital is at standstill, while Prime Minister is mulling over what [...]



Firing on Landing Plane? Don’t Take it Lightly

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Jun 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Our all main airports are in the middle of congested cities. In any given city of Pakistan, thousands of people live right in front of the airport runway parameters. In Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Quetta, Peshawar multistory houses and businesses surround the airport.
After firing on the PIA plane which was in process [...]



Ajit Doval Never Was a Spy in Pakistan

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Jun 4th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

One of the surefire way to get popular among the Indian public is to claim that you haveĀ  served as a spy in Pakistan sometime. The myth of Ajit Doval spending eight years as a spy in Pakistan is total pack of lies, and this is in fact a total responsible and well researched information [...]



Modi in India - What Pakistan is Thinking

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • May 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The brand new Indian Lok Sabha is all set to place the tea boy Narendra Modi, born in Vadnagar in the Mehsana district of Gujarat in 1950, as the 14th Prime Minister of India. With vermillion powder on his forehead, Modi is here. The trajectory of Indian politics is taking a 180 degree paradigm shift [...]



Traitor or Patriot; Who Will Decide?

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • May 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Contrary to what is being said and written, the military and its agencies are not even thinking about gagging the media. All they want is responsibility and end to the 24 * 7 nonsense, which is getting on the nerves on the Pakistanis. GEO’s crossing the red line proved last straw on the camel’s back. [...]



Why Talks With Taliban are Non-Starter

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Mar 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You simply cannot negotiate successfully with the terrorists. Terrorists are not some sane, reasonable, and polite people. They thrive on bloodshed, insanity, and ruthlessness. How on earth could you expect TTP to convert from a pure terrorist outfit to a talking political entity just by some talks? That is childish and shows the weakness on [...]



Da Da, Tan Tan or Fight Fight, Talk Talk

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Feb 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

It’s rude awakening for the interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and PTI chief Imran Khan in recent couple of weeks. Judging from their statements it’s obvious that they now understand that it’s useless to negotiate from the point of weakness. The interior minister, his boss in PM house has now understood that they need [...]