Monthly Archives: November 2013

Drones: In London we will walk

“The November 21 strike targeted a location in the K-P province and also resulted in the unfortunate killing of several persons including children, this has deeply disturbed the people of Pakistan” Sartaj Aziz  (Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and … Continue reading

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When drones fly, children die

When drones fly, children die As we hear screams and sigh Clicks it’s trigger the invisible sly plumes of smoke in the purple sky Cannot you hide we try Out in the open We are left to die Gomal and … Continue reading

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Drones: US drone terrorism radicalizing youth in Pakistan and Yemen, time for peaceful action on 23rd November

       “Every American missile launched creates newly radicalized youth ready to take a step nearer to strapping on a suicide vest” Drone Attacks on  Pakistan and Yemen As an independent campaigner on global health/human rights, I strongly condemn … Continue reading

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Rawalpindi: Divisions, deaths, retaliation and a call to ban “hate speech”

    On Friday evening I started to get reports in of an incident in Rawalpindi, Pakistan as Shia Muslims took part in a procession marking the religious festival of Ashura. This annual event commemorates the anniversary of the death … Continue reading

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Malala: From “gutsy” to Glamour and Gaga

   It seems the westernization of Malala is near completion… The gutsy schoolgirl that highlighted the importance of education is now promoting “Glamour Women of the Year Award” at Carnegie Hall, New York. The kind of occasion that alongside showcasing … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Could collaboration with US on drone strikes constitute “high treason”?

Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.  Sir John Harington Could alleged collaboration with US on drones strikes against citizens in Pakistan constitute treason against the state of Pakistan? Below is … Continue reading

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UK, Afghanistan: There should be no clemency for marine who chose to murder and violate Geneva Convention.

“…our species is one, and each of the individuals who compose it are entitled to equal moral consideration.” Michael Ignatieff, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry I strongly reject the viewpoint put forward by Major-General Julian Thompson calling for clemency … Continue reading

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Reprieve: UK government refusing to grant visa for drone strike victims

Reprieve Press Statement Wed Nov 6, 2013 The British government is refusing to grant visas to three Pakistani drone strike victims, including Noor Khan, who is suing the UK over its role in intelligence-sharing with the CIA. All three men … Continue reading

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Drones: As Imran gives impassioned speech to National Assembly, Taliban threaten “an eye for an eye” in retaliation for US drone strikes

“An eye for an eye”  The latest drone strike which killed Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) at his compound in Waziristan shows once again that the most dominant policy of the US government is to export death and destruction … Continue reading

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Pakistan Taliban: Hakimullah Mehsud dead in drone strike, US sabotages efforts for peace

“There are so many lions in this jungle and one lion would replace another to continue this noble mission” TTP Hopes for dialogue and a route to peace were dealt a bitter blow yesterday when Hakimullah Mehsud, Emir of Pakistan … Continue reading

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