It is impossible to share the pain that must be felt within families that are seeing an interview with Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
In response to the Interior Ministry imposing a strict requirement that foreign tourists obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) before visiting Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the Chief Minister of the region, Hafizur Rehman has approached ministry to protest a move that would “seriously damage” the province.
Media organisations and institutions all over Pakistan should be warmly welcoming the clear stance taken by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ).
Currently the civil-military relations in Pakistan are strained and uncertain in the context of recent developments such as the visit of Indian business tycoon, Sajjan Jindal, to Pakistan and his “off the record” meeting with prime minister Sharif in Murree. Moreover, the visit to Pentagon of Ishaq Dar has also raised eyebrows.
What ought to have been the end of a destabilising period in civil-military ties has instead erupted into a fresh, unnecessary and undesirable crisis.
It was a fairly unusual, though an entirely welcome, departure from the usual discourse surrounding matters of faith that, across the world, tend to be dominated by men.
It is appreciable that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has taken notice of the media outlets airing interviews with the former spokesperson of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and later the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA): Ehsanullah Ehsan.
It seems Pakistan has entered the election mode with the poll date still more than a year away.
Ten days ago, former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaatul Ahrar spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan was reported to have surrendered to the Pakistan Army.
There is no respite from terror in the country. This time, terrorists targeted the passengers of a van in Kurram Agency.
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