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Asif Haroon Raja

PakTribune Columnist

Asif Haroon Raja is a retired Brigadier from Pakistan Army and author of several books. He is an analyst on security and political matters.

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Reader Comments



United States

16 January, 2013


While Pakistanis , like the author of this article, continue to point fingers of blame for Pakistani failures to grow a mature democracy....freedom of choice and the individual is being stolen from the average Pakistani citizen by militant peers and religious fundementalist zealots!


16 January, 2013

Laughing stock of Pakistan

This old windbag continues to be the laughing stock of Pakistan and an embarrassment to the Tribune....his convoluted conspiracy theories have no basis in fact and his rambling diatribes against the west reveal his prejudices...he should be retired completely from this paper and the tribune would improve its image as a responsible news source instead of a promoter of Taliban propaganda...

Khuram Toor

17 January, 2013

Good Commentary on Current Strategic Situation

Author seems to take a neutral view of the current worse situation but see thing a progressing good also not just bad as media is working to spread disappointment and chaos. Allah save Pakistan and allow us to think neutrally and positively above personal interests.

Other Popular Articles by Asif Haroon Raja

Opposing Views on Talks with TTP
Fast changing global and regional dynamics
Peace dialogue in critical stage
Aimless talk-and-talk strategy
Afghanistan: Base of Terrorism
Indo-US unethical pressures on Pakistan
Problems faced by USA in Afghanistan
Trial of War Criminals in Bangladesh
Yahya Khan's contributions in East Pakistan
Fall of Dhaka an international conspiracy
Hype over interim nuclear deal
Evolving regional scenario around Pakistan
Mullah Military alliance in doldrums
The US is after Haqqani network
Overview of Gen Kayani's six years stint
Peace process droned
Need to step up efforts to restore peace
The US scripted endgame has gone awry
Kashmir dispute not treated as core issue
An overview of Middle East crisis
USA responsible for making Pakistan most dangerous country
Peace talks with TTP floundering
Pak-US relations transitory in nature
Ramifications of military adventurism in Syria
Defence of Pakistan Day
Aitzaz and Raja Ashraf's laments
Distinction between friend and foe
A rejoinder to military bashers
Hindu terrorism exposed
Much debated issue of strategic depth
Daunting challenges faced by security forces
Need for dialogue with militants
A rejoinder on curriculum reform
Hamid Karzai again upping the ante
Under Nawaz Sharif dark clouds would disperse
Underprivileged class has reached a breaking point
Rise and fall of Gen Musharraf
Some suggestions for the next government
Handlers of democracy are corrupt to core
Election fever
Propaganda of genocide in Bangladesh
Electoral flaws encourage rigging in elections
The US in a precarious situation
Pathetic democratic eras
Reflections on former East Pakistan
Situation is far more critical than in 1971
High-speed changing political spectrum

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