Authors Posts by Ikram Sehgal

Ikram Sehgal

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Naked ambition

India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force will...

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One...

Make-believe democracy

Such is the terror of possible retribution by those in governance that even a man of AD Khawaja’s conscience and inherent integrity finds it...

Punish the real culprit(s)!

Facing the storm unleashed by the leaking of the Cyril Almeida story, “Act Against Militants or Face International Isolation, Civilians Tell Military,” the Nawaz...

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will...

Uzair “The Smoking Gun”?

Lyari mobster, crime boss and political worker Uzair Jan Baloch, the former chief of the militant group formed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP),...

A self-confessed “State Actor”

Serving Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) for...

Justice Served or Justice Denied?

Among the decisions by the Supreme Court (SC) in the NAB case last Friday was the verdict de-notifying three NAB Regional Heads. Strictly according...

BURY THE PAST, NOT THE FUTURE

Twenty four years of shared history between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan preceded the violent emergence of Bangladesh on a groundswell of...

Operation “Searchlight”

Despite the complex and demanding negotiations during the tumultuous days of March 1971, a positive outcome was possible and seemed near but it came...

THE “DEEP STATE’’

Writing in the New York Times (NYT), Amanda Taub and Max Fisher talked about shadowy networks within government bureaucracies, referred to as “Deep States”,...

Eco Gamechanger

Founded in 1955 by Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, Great Britain and Iran, the Baghdad Pact was a pro-Western defensive organisation meant primarily to prevent the...

National Flag Versus False–Flags

A bomb blast in May 2002 targetting the French naval technicians in a bus outside the Sheraton and Pearl Continental Hotels in Karachi where...

Operation “Raadul-Fasaad”: The Decisive Battle

Chairing a high-level security meeting in Lahore on Wednesday (22 February) attended by all the Corps Commanders in the Punjab, the COAS Gen Qamar...

Coordination Not Confrontation

Promising whatever assistance is required by the civilian govt wherever it is needed in the best national interest, the COAS Gen Javed Qamar Bajwa...

Whither SAARC?

With over 20% of the world’s population and 40% of the poverty-stricken, South Asia remains one of the world’s poorest regions. Political strife, distrust...

Duty to one’s Country

Duty is what one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. Recognizing a duty means a person theoretically commits himself...

THE DAVOS CHALLENGE

The grave misconception that Davos is only a rich man’s club is sheer nonsense. A unique once-a-year opportunity Davos brings together the world’s most...

 Intellectual honesty and moral obligation

Intellectual honesty is seeking truth regardless of whether the truth agrees with one's own personal feelings and/or beliefs or not. This means not lying...

Davos 2017 Season

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in the third week of January every year in the remote alpine village of Davos in Switzerland...

Wishes for 2017

With our citizens continuing to be fair game for terrorists and extremists inspite of the great sacrifice by our soldiers, coupled this with rampant...