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Pashtun anger is only rising

Farooq Ganderbali The Pashtun community is angry and determined to take on the state of Pakistan for attacking them, destroying their homes and villages and cities, and heaping violence and repression on them for the past several years. The proud Pashtuns, a community which has stood firmly as patriots all ...

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What after current political crisis in Pakistan?

By Samuel Baid It is confounding confusion that marks the current political scene in Pakistan.  The media claims the country is going through the worst crisis of its existence.  But outside Pakistan this crisis has hardly any news value.  This crisis is inherent in the very existence of Pakistan. But ...

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Child pornography rising due to weak cyber laws

by Amraiz Khan LAHORE – Child pornography is increasing in Pakistan on account of toothless cyber laws and less years of punishment to curb the menace while only one criminal was punished to facilitate international pornographers. In only one case, FIA Cyber Crime Circle arrested one Saadat Amin for facilitating ...

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Pak’s real failure: barbarism against women

Farooq Ganderbali The real failure of the Pakistani state is not in its failure to counter terrorists, provide basic necessities for its citizens, become an inclusive society as its founding fathers had envisioned but in the colossal failure to save women, almost half of its population (48 per cent), from ...

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Many things are rotten in CPEC

Farooq Ganderbali While Pakistani and Chinese leaders are leaving no stone unturned to project the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a panacea for all ills, especially for Pakistan, there is a growing murmur of dissent and cynicism about the project within the country. Despite all the statistics and projections bandied ...

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Sharifs forged documents to make money trail, JIT head tells court

ISLAMABAD: Key witness of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB, Wajid Zia on Monday told the accountability court hearing the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference that all the documents submitted by the Sharif family for the Avenfield apartments reference, including documents of funds for all other businesses, were forged. Judge Muhammad Bashir ...

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CHINESE ‘GRASS’ HELPS PAKISTAN FIGHT INDIA, DEFY U.S.

Farooq Ganderbali Living up to its promise of “eating grass, if need be, to fight India,” Pakistan’s transitional government has hiked the defence budget by over 20 percent — the highest in decades. The defence spending is proposed to increase to Rs 1.1 trillion (approximately $9.6 billion) in 2018-19. This ...

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PAKISTAN’S ONLY NOBEL LAUREATE HOUNDED AGAIN

Farooq Ganderbali When even an enemy dies, even reluctantly, one says, Rest in Peace (RIP). But there no resting in peace for Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam who, hounded out by his people, lies buried far-away from home, in France. Dr Salam, who put Pakistan on the map ...

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Cost of CPEC coal power projects per MW 40pc higher

by Khalid Mustafa ISLAMABAD: The lowest ever price for one megawatt in the International Competitive Bidding (ICB) for Jamshoro coal power project of 1320MW headed by ADB has exposed the bitter fact how costly Port Qasim and Sahiwal coal power projects under CPEC are, reveals the latest official document available ...

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