Tariq Khan HI(M)

The writer is a retired Lt General of the Pakistan Army. He is noted for his services as the Commander of I Strike Corps at Mangla and Inspector General of the Frontier Corps.

Road to nowhere

 ‘One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results’ Milton Friedman  The world has been...

Time for a New Order

A new World Order is in the offing as NATO fights Russia till the last Ukrainian standing.

FOCUS – Official Secrets Act Explained

The PM cannot be simply silenced on the basis of a misquoted reference form the Official Services Act. He is very much empowered to make a document public in greater national interest.

Owning the War

Even a cursory look at the facts makes it clear that this was a war we had to fight for our own sake

Was This My War?

Pakistan’s choices were to be either recognised as part of the solution or fight the world as part of the problem The Pakistan Government was reluctant to deal with these groups prior to 9/11 because it lacked the political will and was worried of the backlash. The State has fought this war to liberate its areas from the scourge of militancy. Many lives have been sacrificed and a lot of treasure exhausted. It is time to now consolidate the concept of how this State ought to function in the futureWill madrassas, Maulvis and extremists be allowed to continue to destabilise this nation as they have been doing since 1947?


July 2022

Open Magazine

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

The Entertainment Menu

TV One is again offering a great mix of...