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Imran Khushal

The author is an independent researcher and political analyst. He has authored On Kashmir and Terrorism and can be reached at @imrankhushaal and

Time to change SOP for LoC

By Imran Khushal The standard operating procedure at the Line of Control in Kashmir is as follow: Indian army targets a household in Battal, Nakyal, Khuiratta or any other “sector” of Azad Kashmir, alongside the line of control, commonly known as LoC. Locals gather resources, arrange funerals for the dead and ambulance for injured to…

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February 27, 2018


Why are there so many mass shootings in US?

By Imran Khushal This time it’s Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old man, killed at least 58 people and injured some more than 500 when he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers on Oct. 1. Paddock, who according to media reports had no previous criminal record and later killed himself, happened to stage the…

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October 7, 2017


Why I quit Smoking, Facebook and Twitter?

By: Imran Khushal   It is funny when I quit smoking I was asked HOW? When I quit Facebook and Twitter I was asked WHY?   The HOW question made me feel like I have achieved something which others failed to but the WHY question made me feel that I have done something wrong.  …

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May 31, 2017


What Turkey Is Doing, Is Not Rational

By: Imran Khushal Let us assume that it is a bad day and you are on your way to work. But just a while before getting into your office, you accidentally get into a fight with two, let say, insane persons, who are also fighting with each other, simultaneously. What would you do? Obviously, any…

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January 14, 2017


Uzbekistan: After Islam Karimov

25 years ago on 1st September 1991, Uzbekistan emerged as an independent country and was called the Republic of Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov became country’s first president and remained in power for 27 years. On Friday 2nd September he died at the age of 78, reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, leaving no nominated successor behind him….

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September 22, 2016


Why Kashmir cannot be an integral part of India?

  When it comes to Kashmir the Indians are taught and trained with this historical lie that Kashmir is an integral part of India, though many resolutions of the United Nations has clearly declared this a disputed territory controlled and administered by India. Despite all its cartographic tricks through which India had always tried to…

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August 16, 2016



Ansbach explosion was the fourth violent attack in Germany in a weak which was carried out by a 27 years old Syrian refugee who was denied asylum and deported to Bulgaria. The third attack was also carried by another asylum seeker in which he killed a woman and injured two people only 72 hours after…

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August 3, 2016


What’s happening in Kashmir won’t die out there

  Sanjay Kak the author of “Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir” said in an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on 18th March 2013; “You can see the end of democracy in what’s happening in Kashmir”, when he was asked, how does what happens in Kashmir affect what happens…

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July 18, 2016


The Third World War; One Mistake Away

By: Imran Khushal   On 26th May 2016, the Guardian reported that China is about to send its submarines armed with nukes into the Pacific Ocean after the installation of the US THAAD anti-ballistic system in South Korea and development of hypersonic glide missiles which could destroy Beijing in less than one hour. Escalating tensions…

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May 30, 2016


Syria and Yemen: A Tale of Two Troubles

The crisis in Syria; the most dangerous country on planet earth and Yemen; the poorest country in the Middle East, may look different and unconnected to each other but they are not completely so. There is much about Syria on TV and Social media but less about Yemen, simply because of number and strength of…

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May 4, 2016


Russia; Again Under Attack

  According to different media reports, three militants were killed when they attacked a police station in southern Russia on Monday, 11 April. reported that “two of them were killed by officers defending the station while another one used his own grenade to kill himself”. It was that militants were the only ones hurt…

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April 27, 2016


Syria, Turkey, and Turkey’s future

According to the Global Peace Index report, Syria is the most dangerous country in the world and Turkey is the most dangerous country among the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. There are so many states and non-state actors fighting in Syria for many reasons. Turkey shares its longest common border with Syria which was…

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April 12, 2016


Finding Pakistani Politicians in Trump

By: Imran Khushal “I don’t have regrets. These were very, very bad protesters. These were bad dudes. They were rough, tough guys.” This was what Donald Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon when asked if he had any regrets about the charged rhetoric at his rallies in Chicago on 12th march when Trump’s supporters and protesters…

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March 21, 2016


Is Sanders a Socialist?

    By: Imran Khushal I know this should have been written weeks ago when so-called Pakistani left started calling the U.S senator Bernie Sanders a socialist in progressive circles. A few ‘red’ magazines portrayed him as a socialist messiah and Pakistani shortsighted socialists build a premise on this assumption. They wrote and said, “Look!…

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March 9, 2016

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