Saturday, Nov 27, 2021

Amir Mir

A Martyr Is Born...

Sep 05, 2006 Amir Mir inspire the rebel Baloch nationalists in their ongoing struggle for greater rights and control over their natural resources. But Bugti's exit does, however, make it much easier for the Army to buy off, play off or bump off other feudal leaders.

Long War in Waziristan

Aug 31, 2006 Amir Mir

The Taliban resistance movement in both Pakistan and Afghanistan will continue to gain strength until and unless Islamabad abandons its current policy which actually seeks to keep the Taliban alive in the hope of using them to retrieve its lost influ

Reviewer, Read Carefully

Ajai Shukla's review of my book, The True Face Of Jehadis: Inside Pakistan's Network Of Terror, is full of factual errors a

Dire Prophecies

Feb 09, 2006 Amir Mir

In 1992, an analyst predicted that Balochistan could become the third richest oil-producing country after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The clock is ticking and the Musharraf regime must move swiftly for a political situation, where the strong are just an

Uniform Subversion

The silent tug of war between Islamists and Reformists in the Pakistan army reaches a boiling point as a hapless Musharraf's enlightened moderation yields way to extreme measures.

21 September, 2005

'Can't Afford To Be Hypocritical Anymore'

Amir Mir

So said Maulana Fazalur Rehman, often called the 'father of the Taliban', recently. Hamid Karzai couldn't agree more. His government insists that the top leadership of the Taliban military hierarchy lives and operates out of Quetta and Peshawar

01 August, 2005

New Commitments, New Betrayals

Amir Mir

Although Musharraf insists publicly he is determined to end all forms of terrorism, there is hardly any evidence that his government has tried to dismantle the jehadi network on Pakistani soil.

06 July, 2005

Terror And The Bomb

Amir Mir

Like the Pak-North Korean "nukes for missiles deal", Dr. Khan might have struck an "oil for nukes" deal with Saudi Arabia on behalf of Islamabad at a time when there is a growing homogeneity of strong Pan Islamic affiliations worldwide.

09 June, 2005

Sectarian Monster

Amir Mir

The genie of sectarian violence refuses to be bottled and even as President Musharraf exhorts the people of Pakistan to adopt 'enlightened moderation', the country's tentative quest for a non-discriminatory liberal democracy continues to unravel.

06 May, 2005

War And Peace In Waziristan

Amir Mir

Nobody knows what is actually going on, and the recent trading of charges between American and Pakistani Generals clearly indicate that the troubles are far from over.

29 March, 2005

The Centre Cannot Hold…

Amir Mir

The Balochistan dispute is no more about settling a single problem, such as the rape of a lady doctor, the exploitation of the province's natural resources, the setting up of new cantonments, or the continuing hostility and tension surrounding the Su

17 March, 2005
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Terror Factories

Amir Mir

Musharraf regime's failure to reform the country's 10,000 religious seminaries and to crack down on jehadi networks has resulted in a resurgence of extremism and sectarian violence.

10 March, 2005

The Jehad Lives On

Amir Mir

The general's claims notwithstanding, the pattern of treatment being meted out to the leading lights of the 'banned groups' by the Musharraf-led administration shows that they are being kept on the leash, ostensibly to wage a controlled jehad in J&K.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting on the situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination with top officials, through video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Hockey players of Pakistan and Egypt vie for the ball during FIH Men's Junior World Cup (hockey) 2021 match at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.

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Indian bowler Axar Patel celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor with teammates during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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Junior Doctors of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) stage a protest during a nationwide strike called by junior doctors in view of postponement of National Eligibility Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET PG)...

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Indian bowler Umesh Yadav celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson with teammates during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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