Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

The great emancipator of the Indian Muslims Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was born in Delhi on Oct 17, 1817 . He belonged to a family which held prominent positions in the reign of Mughal emperors and his maternal family had already joined the East India Company where his maternal grandfather served in Iran and Burma under the British government. Sir Syed himself , was bestowed with the title of Jawa’d-ul-Daula and Arif-e-Jang by Bahadur Shah Zafar II. But he soon realized the crumbling position of the Mughals and their deviancy from religion, and hence kept at distance from them. This is the period when the great Mughal Empire was close to a complete collapse.


Kashmir: A Case for Freedom

This is not a standard book review. I write this as a matter of urgency. I am typing this at 00.09 on Saturday, 6 August, and have before me a headline from a Kashmiri news item summarising the events of yesterday, the aptly named ‘bloody Friday’ of 5th August 2016:

Dean, Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University, Prof. Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema

In the Mainstream

Prof. Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema is Dean Faculty of Contemporary Studies at National Defence University, Islamabad. A seasoned teacher and experienced researcher Dr Cheema has served many academic institutions both inside and outside the country in various capacities over a period nearing four decades. He has numerous research publications to his name that were published inside as well as outside Pakistan.

Q: Gwadar Port is believed to be a game changer. Do you think it has the potential to bring a significant change for Pakistan and, by extension, South Asia?

Pervaiz Cheema: It is definitely a game-changer. But projects like these involve pragmatic interests on both sides. No state helps you for the sake of helping you.

China is an energy-dependent country. It imports energy resources from the Gulf which have to cover an estimated 10,000 km distance just to reach China and an additional 5,000 km inside it. China can…

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Indian atrocities in Kashmir.

Kashmir - termed as heaven on earth, has since 1947 been more like an open air prison. With the partition of India, the people of Kashmir decided to be a part of the newly created state of Pakistan, but due to the biased Radcliffe commission award, India was given leverage to occupy the state against …

Talibanization: The Whole Problem Is the Gawadar Port and Trade Route

The original article was written in 2010 and can be found on OpEd News website on this link. By Khalid Baig  Posted by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall . Text in italic indicates addition by Operation Pakistan. This is a long article, but the information it contains is mind-blowing. It gives the real geopolitical reasons for the …

iWar via @SaleemFarrukh

Pakistan is under attack - an unconventional attack to be certain. Perception warfare is the new battleground. Perception management and reflexive control are the new weapons of war. And the media is the new medium of this new war. Pakistan’s adversaries – both state and non-state – are bombarding specially designed, targeted and premeditated messages …

Pakistans hidden shame

Edit | 21 Jan 2015 : 12:36 am PST | The authenticity and validity of the list has been challenged by the following website. Click here for more details. This is a very difficult topic to write about, but such topics should no longer be pushed behind the taboo banner. Some things are plain wrong …

Former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence, Lieutenant General (R) Hamid Gul

An interesting interview of Former DG ISI , the man who was at the forefront of the Afghan war in 80`s.

In the Mainstream

DSCN0517-001 “Fear is no policy, and surrender is no option,” said Hamid Gul. 

Hamid Gul is a retired three-star general, and Pakistan’s former spymaster. He is a daring man whose life in general, and career in Pakistan Army in particular, is marked by courage. He joined Pakistan Army in 1958, and has led an illustrious military life. His father and grandfather were also in the military. Gen Hamid Gul has served as Tank Commander during the Indo-Pak War of 1965, at the Chiwanda front. He was a prominent figure of the Zia ul Haq regime. During the Soviet Union’s 1979 war in Afghanistan, he actively led efforts against the foreign intervention.

In 1992, he resigned from Pakistan Army, but has continued to actively participate in the national life.

I was nervous about the meeting, initially, after it was finalized. But upon meeting him, I found him to be a warm and…

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