Raoof Hasan

11 POSTS
The writer is a former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information.

A Cauldron Difficult to Extinguish

Do you hear the tumult of death afar,The call midst the fire-floods and poisonous clouds?The Captain’s call to the steersman to turn the ship...

An Endless Stream of Twinkling Stars

Some say that the die is cast. The treachery is sealed. Some say that a dream has been sculled. But dreams never die. Each one will hold the light for the next. The path to salvation will be lit with an endless stream of twinkling stars which shall never fade away. Having seen the face of a proud, self-respecting and dignified Pakistan, it is the people of the country who shall decide which way to take it further

An Unmitigated Crime

Societies prosper and perish by the wisdom of their choice, not the profit of their complicity. Societies prosper by the courage of their voice, not the cowardice of their silence. Societies prosper by the rationale of their planning, not the abuse of their prejudice. Societies prosper not by mere claims of their goals, but the reality of their success

Smoking, Simmering, Smouldering

A near-miracle at the time of its creation, Pakistan requires another miracle to become the country it was envisioned to be. It was no easy task then, and it is going to be no easy task now. It has been rendered even more difficult with the adoption of policies which run contrary to the shape of the state the Quaid had stipulated

Afghanistan Deserves Peace

US attempts to sabotage the Taliban government threaten to break a fragile peace

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A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

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Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil