Daily Archives: October 24, 2009

Sardar – A Must See Film

I saw this film a while back but I decided to check it out again and was surprised by how close it came to admitting the truth about partition.  Here is a sample.

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Filed under Cinema, History, Jinnah, Partition

Pakistan: Countering Militancy in FATA

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP – NEW REPORT

Pakistan: Countering Militancy in FATA

Islamabad/Brussels, 21 October 2009: The military operation in South Waziristan is unlikely to succeed in curbing the spread of religious militancy in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), unless the Pakistan government implements political reforms in that part of the country. Continue reading

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Pakistan Civilian-Military Ties Hit New Low

“ There had clearly been ample opportunities for the army to voice any objections to the bill months before ”

By Ahmed Rashid

As a wave of militant attacks hits Pakistan, tensions between the army and the civilian government have hit a new high, despite promises by the military establishment that it would no longer intervene in politics. Continue reading

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Pakistan Fights Back

By David Ignatius

Here’s how one of Pakistan’s top military commanders put it to me, expressing sentiments that are widely shared among his colleagues: “We must win, if we want our children to be living a life of their choice and belief, and not of these beasts. I wish I could tell you how much I hate them. We want to get our beautiful and peaceful country back from their vicious clutches. We cannot allow them to destroy our future.” Continue reading

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