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Nukhra of IDPs from Waziristan

By Gul Raiz • Jun 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In world over, whenever any natural or man made calamity hits and affects the people, people show patience and recognize that these are extraordinary times, and things won’t be normal for them. The adjust accordingly and try as much as they can to become less of a burden on others, and weathers the tough time [...]



Arsalan Iftikhar Chairman Investment Board - Why?

By Gul Raiz • Jun 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

If any government actually managing to keep a low profile and was managing to not indulge in pronged controversies, it was the Balochistan government of Dr. Malik from National Party. But from the recent development it seems that he is just the puppet of PML-N government in center and is no different from the predecessors.
Why [...]



Enough with Khiraj-e-Tehseen

By Gul Raiz • Jun 10th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Instead of discussing as how to befittingly retaliate to the terrorists; how to carpet bomb their dens in tribal areas, and how to scour and eliminate them ruthlessly from the whole country; all we are hearing in the media is who broke the news first; who showed the visual first, and which VIP has issued [...]



Nawaz Should Ask Modi for Cooperation Against Taliban Terrorists

By Gul Raiz • May 24th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Though I don’t subscribe for whatever Nawaz Sharif stands for as I believe that he is is pygmy when compared to Musharraf, but I would like to handover him this much credit this time that he listened to reason from the General Raheel and is going to New Delhi. I would urge the real master [...]



Polio Vaccination on Pakistani Airports for Passengers Going Abroad

By Gul Raiz • May 6th, 2014 • Category: Politics

FATA, the Godforsaken part of world, has given Pakistan another blow. The ignorant, stone age people there, an over-whelming majority of them refuses to vaccinate their kids with the Polio drops, and due these people, the whole of Pakistan is suffering. Government has done everything to vaccinate kids in that part, but people simply don’t [...]



Amna Masood Janjua is Orphan without Hamid Mir

By Gul Raiz • Apr 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Her husband was a terrorist and involved in killing of countless innocent Pakistanis and died his natural death during custody of the intelligence agencies. On his information, scores of terrorists were captured and numerous evil plans were scraped. His and his associates were enemy of the country and its people, and there was no other [...]



Musharraf - A Democratic Dictator

By Gul Raiz • Apr 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Go and ask anyone on the streets to select between democracy and belly-full, and if you are a GEO viewer, you might be shocked to see that 100% of them will opt for taking care of their hungry kids first. Should we lick such democracy in which only the select few like Mian Mansha and [...]



Send Troops Abroad, If They Pay Money

By Gul Raiz • Mar 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Why not? We need hard cash like anybody else, and more so amidst all these crisis at home. So I say, whoever pays the money, even if it’s the ‘kala shaitan’, just take it and send your troops. Let’s also sell them arms and build a formidable industry around it, providing jobs to the people [...]



Pakistan Should Hire Blackwater to Combat Taliban Terrorists

By Gul Raiz • Mar 6th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Why not? World over, it has become a successful standard to hire the contractors to do such wars. The prime reason these contractors have such a huge success rate, amounting to almost 98%, is because they do it with impunity and professionally, and its like a job for them and they are specialized in it. [...]



Imran Khan in Taliban Team - Is TTP Serious?

By Gul Raiz • Feb 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
All warfare is based on deception. When the enemy draws near to you, cry out, “We want peace.” When enemy turns to consult among themselves, regroup and attack.
In my opinion, Taliban terrorists have [...]