Articles By Nilesh Kunwar

Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

Pakistan Army’s “Culture of Entitlement”

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2021

If an outsider was to say that there’s rampant corruption in Pakistan army, especially within the top echelons, Pakistan army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations [ISPR] would label...

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No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

No Place for Minorities in ‘Naya’ Pakistan!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Apr , 2021

Two years ago, while speaking on the occasion to mark 100 days of his government being in office, Prime Minister Imran Khan made many a boast and promises. Besides waxing eloquent on turning...

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Conviction of Terrorists in Pakistan

Conviction of Terrorists in Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2021

The fact that justice would ultimately elude US journalist Daniel Pearl who had been abducted and murdered in 2002 had become evident much before Pakistan Supreme Court’s acquittal of prime...

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On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

On Pakistan’s Minority Persecution ‘Concerns’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2021

Last Thursday, while speaking at a virtual meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Council on “Reimagining Equality: Eliminating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination for all,”...

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Pakistan’s FATF Farce

Pakistan’s FATF Farce

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Feb , 2021

While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly talks about his firm resolve to “not allow any militant groups to operate inside Pakistan,” but actions of his government to ensue this...

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Fake News and Kashmir Media

Fake News and Kashmir Media

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 05 Feb , 2021

For the second time this month, a section of Kashmir’s Valley-based media is in the dock for circulating fake news. The last time, it was allegation of a fake encounter being driven by lure of...

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Daniel Pearl Murder Case: A Prognosis

Daniel Pearl Murder Case: A Prognosis

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2021

Now that Pakistan’s highest court has acquitted Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, accused for his involvement in the 2002 abduction and subsequent decapitation of American journalist Daniel Pearl, the...

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Balochistan: Where Even the Dead are ‘Abducted’

Balochistan: Where Even the Dead are ‘Abducted’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2021

The news of Pakistani authorities taking away mortal remains of a deceased Balochi lady dissident living in self-exile abroad that had been brought back to her native place for burial may...

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On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

On India’s ‘Agents’ and ‘Armed Proxies’ in Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2021

During his visit to the Headquarters of Pakistan army’s spy agency Inter Services Intelligence in September 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan had opined that “ISI is our first line...

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Pakistan Army needs protection from its own people!!

Pakistan Army needs protection from its own people!!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2021

With Pakistan’s Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid’s announcing that “cases will be registered against people using foul language against the armed forces within 72 hours,”two things are...

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Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

Pakistan: The ‘King’ and his ‘Trumpeter-in-Chief’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2020

It may be extremely difficult to ascertain whether Prime Minister Imran Khan has been elected by the people, [or as opposition parties contend], ‘selected’ by the army. However one thing is...

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Good and Bad News from Imran Khan’s ‘Naya [New] Pakistan’

Good and Bad News from Imran Khan’s ‘Naya [New] Pakistan’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 17 Nov , 2020

“Pakistan is a wealthy country. The only misfortune is that there has been a lack of good management.” – Prime Minister Imran Khan, October 10, 2018 The good news is that Pakistan is actively...

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The Self-Appointed ‘Guardians’ of Pakistan History

The Self-Appointed ‘Guardians’ of Pakistan History

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2020

In a democracy, whenever the military jumps into a political squabble, it becomes ‘breaking news’; and the moment an army General suddenly appears on TV, diplomatic hotlines between foreign...

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Failure of ISI’s ‘Name-Game’ to Divert International Attention from...

Failure of ISI’s ‘Name-Game’ to Divert International Attention from...

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 23 Oct , 2020

In order to blunt Pakistan’s sponsored proxy war in J&K, intelligence agencies have been keeping very close tabs on terrorist groups and the continuous string of successes achieved by security...

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Has Atal Tunnel got Beijing worried?

Has Atal Tunnel got Beijing worried?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2020

To say that Global Times [GT] serves as Beijing’s ‘unofficially-official’ mouthpiece would amount to stating the obvious, but this has to be done in order to make ‘correct’ sense of...

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Are Pakistan’s Opposition Parties ‘Dragging’ the Army into Politics?

Are Pakistan’s Opposition Parties ‘Dragging’ the Army into Politics?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 30 Sep , 2020

When Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed Pakistan Army Chief in November 2016, the general consensus was that the scales tipped in his favour since he was apolitical. Probably that’s why even...

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Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

Capture of Hajipir Pass: A Saga of Guts and Glory

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Sep , 2020

Much has been spoken and written about the capture of Hajipir Pass in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) during the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict and rightly so, because this was indeed a stupendous victory...

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Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?

Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Date: 19 Aug , 2020

Having been frequently accused of trying to show Pakistan in poor light, I’ve decided to try and make amends. So, for starters, I don’t agree with Pakistani media’s unanimous view that army...

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China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

China on Abrogation of Article 370: Look who’s Talking!

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2020

Now that China’s Foreign Ministry has crossed the red line by brazenly interfering in India’s internal affairs by terming abrogation of Article 370 “illegal and invalid,” it’s high time...

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Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

Abrogation of Article 370: Threats and Opportunities

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2020

Irrespective of what people may say against New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Articles 370 and 35 A, the fact of the matter is that this is a step in the right direction that was long overdue...

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