Zarb e azb opinion

Another Sharif in Washington

  • IT will be the other Sharif who arrives in Washington next week, less than a month after the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. There seems to be much greater hype surrounding the upcoming trip of Gen Raheel Sharif who is certainly taken more seriously by the US administration when it comes to dealing with […]

  • Lt Col Haroon Islam Shaheed

    Written Bt Lt Col Amer Islam The building of Ministry of Environment in Islamabad was set ablaze. This was July 2007. Terrorists had taken refuge in the religious seminary and were using hundreds of students as human shields. Lt Col Haroon Islam, the Commanding Officer of the Anti-Terrorist Unit was taking stock of the situation. […]

  • Zarb-e-Azb: A Tale of Valiant Army Against Terrorism

    Written By: Prof. Khurram Ali Khan After an initial reluctance, the Government of Pakistan decided to initiate an offensive operation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) along Pakistan-Afghanistan border to eliminate terrorism. The operation in NWA has been code named as ‘Zarb-e-Azb’. The operation commenced on June 15, 2014 as a renewed effort against militancy in […]

  • The general’s retirement..By Zahid Husain

    It has almost become acceptable in Pakistan that the army chief himself decides his term in office. In many cases, the army chief has himself been in a position of authority to be able to extend his tenure, while in other instances he ‘obtains’ it. And it certainly is rare for a chief to say: […]

  • Army chief’s retirement

    GEN Raheel Sharif has made a habit of breaking with recent convention. Much of what has taken place on the counter-insurgency, counterterrorism and, indeed, political fronts during his tenure can be seen as an implicit rebuke of his immediate predecessor. So, perhaps it is unsurprising that Gen Sharif has chosen to publicly and definitively end […]