Author Archives: Ikram Sehgal


Ikram Sehgal

A crucial phase

Terrorism cannot be wished away     Better late than never. The much awaited operation in North Waziristan has begun, 75 days later than it should have. To quote my article, “Non-stop”


Ikram Sehgal

Averting apocalypse

Unless we act immediately, a catastrophe like the attack on Karachi airport could happen anytime     Two well-armed groups of militants penetrated separate entry points at Jinnah International Airport Karachi at


Ikram Sehgal

Putin’s Russia

Is the world power realigning itself with Pakistan now? One hopes so   The compelling feedback one gets soon after arriving in Moscow is that whatever reservations the Russians may have about


Ikram Sehgal

The army and the ISI

Truths, half truths, and blatant lies     The son of late Brig Mohammad Ahmad (later DG IB and author of “My Chief”, a biography of Field Marshal Ayub Khan) and one


Ikram Sehgal

Dangerous games

Avoiding politics of confrontation     Far better than Asif Ali Zardari except in the one that counts in Pakistan, pragmatic common-sense politics, Mian Sahib is genuinely popular among the electorate. Zardari


Ikram Sehgal

Fight or unite?

How the Hamid Mir issue should be dealt with   Shell shock and combat fatigue are medical conditions common during violent conflict. Anyone going through the horrifying experience of being fired upon


Ikram Sehgal

The rule of law

As the government of the day, pledged by their oath of responsibility to the Constitution to not only uphold but enforce the rule of law, the PPP has an unfortunate precedent for their blatant protest against the recent Supreme Court judgment declaring the Justice Deedar Hussain Shah’s appointment as NAB Chairman null and void. In “The Ugly Face Of Fascism” written as far back as Nov 29, 1997, I had said, “On Friday Nov 28, 1997 Supreme Court of Pakistan building was attacked by an

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