Tag: Taliban

Lahore Massacre: Mourn and Then Stand Up for Our Children!

Another day, another massacre: target, our children. This is the sad reality of Pakistan, a country gone so wrong that to put it on the right course of history (if we can collectively figure out the right course) seems to be a task beyond human capabilities. This time the same perpetrators–those who claim to know…

In Solidarity Against Taliban Atrocity in Peshawar

  We at The Pakistan Forum are saddened and horrified at the murder of Pakistani school children by the Taliban. Our prayers are with the parents and relatives of all those who were murdered by Taliban cowards. May the parents of these children find peace and solace in this time of great pain and personal…

Taliban, the Politics of Death, and our Obligation to Speak

That the Taliban claim certain mastery over the methods and instruments of death is no secret. They have proven their skills at killing their civilian brothers and sisters quite consistently over the last decade or so. The question that we need to pose to them and to many other like-minded groups is simply this: Do…

On Negotiating with Taliban

Recently the negotiations between the Taliban and Pakistani government have been one of the major daily stories in the Pakistani and international media. My purpose here is not to deride this recent attempt at peace by the Pakistani government, but to ask one important question: What is likely to be the cost of this peace?…

We Must Stand with Malala

The Pakistani blogosphere is abuzz with news of Malala Yousafzai and as usual the very cowards who had attempted to silence her voice through their contracted murderers and their minions are also out in force to fight the “threat” posed by this teen age “menace”   That the Taliban and their ilk inhabit the most…

The Underground Economy of Talibanization in Pakistan

For quite some time now, I have been writing about the rise of Taliban within the larger context of globalization[1] . I, however, never meant it to be an apology for the actions of Taliban: In my opinion what Taliban do to the children and women and soldiers of Pakistan is absolutely unforgivable and that…

Negotiate with the TTP?

  With their hands tied together, 21 abducted off-duty Levies personnel were lined up in a cricket ground near Peshawar on December 30, 2012, and then summarily executed. Negotiations conducted through village elders with TTP militants had failed after the militants refused ransom money. Instead, their demands were purely ideological: Pakistan must accept sharia law,…

Momin

ایک نوجوان نے ایک بزرگ کی خدمت میں حاضر کر عرض کیاکہ آپ فرماتے ہیں کہ بد نظری سے پرہیز کرو ، لیکن بازار میں جاتے ہوئے مجھ سے اپنی نظروں کی حفاظت نہیں ہوتی ، ن  وجوان ہو اور بازار میں بے پردہ لڑکی کو دیکھ کر نظر اس کی طرف اٹھ ہی جاتی…

South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW) Condemns Taliban Attack on Malala

SOUTH ASIA DEMOCRACY WATCH (SADeW) Dallas, Texas NEWS RELEASE DALLAS. Oct 13, 2012. South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW), a U.S. based group that supports democracy in the region, has strongly condemned the savage attack in Pakistan by the Taliban on an unarmed, helpless, 14-year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, who was championing the cause of…