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Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Today's Paper

Attempt to criminalise Sindh police again

By Ikram Sehgal

May 18, 2019 – 8:00 am

Whether it was functioning under Police Act 1861 or the Police Order 2002 the police in Sindh remained highly politicized, used as a tool by successive PPP governments mostly for either giving cover to criminal activity or carrying out criminal activity themselves PPP(and for quite some time doing along with the MQM with respect to Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur).

Embellishing news — another hybrid warfare technique

By Ikram Sehgal

May 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm

The using of all kinds of technologies and media gimmicks to diminish a person or a country has been around for quite a while. Fake news — telling plain lies or repeating unchecked or un-investigated news from other sources — is one way to destabilise, frighten or otherwise put an individual and/or a country on tenterhooks.

The fake Pakistani brides story

By Ikram Sehgal

May 15, 2019 – 2:00 am

The burgeoning close connection between China and Pakistan through CPEC and other related projects was bound to bring apart from economic opportunities also cultural clashes between two culturally and religiously very different nations. Pakistani people remained unprepared when a stream of Chinese started pouring into our country. With their different language, social customs and practices the Chinese were bound to be considered alien not only because knowledge about Chinese culture is scarce but tolerance for being ‘different’ is even scarcer in Pakistan.

Leave Sindh Police alone

By Ikram Sehgal

May 10, 2019 – 3:33 pm

The police law made in 1861 to serve the purpose of a colonial ruler cannot fit the conditions of the 21st century with a booming population, successive technical revolutions and other fundamental developments that have changed the society but not the central task of the state, that is, to provide security. Under this outdated law, conditions in the cities and rural areas of Sindh deteriorated to such an extent that the life of the people was endangered, private and communal property was lost due to criminal gangs and white-collar crimes. Karachi became the sixth-most dangerous city in the world.


By Ikram Sehgal

May 3, 2019 – 8:00 am

The modus operandi of the devastating terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka confirms that the perpetrators are an organized and trained group. This to be a handiwork of the LTTE, others point to the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, etc. Even before these suspicions or before any terrorist group had claimed responsibility, the Indian media claimed the involvement of a local Islamist group called the National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ). Two days after the bombings Sri Lankan investigators identified Zahran Hashim, the leader of NTJ, of masterminding and executing the attacks.