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NO INFORMED CONSENSUS ABOUT CPEC IN PAKISTAN

By Samuel Baid The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should make Pakistan’s economic revival successful provided its government is able to develop informed consensus in favour of this project. Or this mega project can mar this country if the process of consensus building does not happen at all. The condition of ...

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Five major irregularities ECP is ignoring

by Ahmad Noorani The Election of Pakistan (ECP) despite having all constitutional powers is inactive about five basic irregularities and dubious developments at this crucial stage of election process ahead of the most thrilling July 25 electoral contest of Pakistan history. The irregularities and dubious developments out of the radar ...

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Judicial commission comes down hard on Chinese companies

By Arshad Baig The Judicial Commission on Water and Sanitation expressed its dissatisfaction on Wednesday over the performance of the Chinese companies responsible for collecting waste from the city.   Directing the Chinese companies to ensure that they have the required machinery and number of employees to perform the job, ...

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PAKISTAN “A COUNTRY OF PARTICULAR CONCERN” FOR MINORITIES

By Allabaksh For 16th year in a row, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that Pakistan should be declared a ‘‘country of particular concern’’ because of its ill-treatment of religious minorities. However, the Trump administration, like its predecessors, has refrained from doing so, ostensibly to not vitiate ...

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Politics behind the water woes in Pakistan

By Samuel Baid Come April, there begins a battle of water between Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan. The former accuses the latter of stealing its share of water from Indus River. Punjab tries to deflect this attack on to India’s Kishenganga project in Kashmir. Pakistanis, who don’t seem to be ...

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Social Injustice: Cause of Internal Insecurity in Pakistan

By Samuel Baid Pakistan is considered as a “faltering” state, blighted by civil-military disconnect and grave internal security mess, but its leaders never thought worth their while to invest in justice. The country was rendered rudderless when its creator Mohammad Ali Jinnah died within less than 13 months of its ...

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Fresh Security Risks to TAPI Gas Pipeline 

Farooq Ganderbali There is some promising news on the long in the works, TAPI pipeline. Tie-up for funds to construct the $8 billion natural gas line to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India from Turkmenistan will be completed in the next quarter, the project´s chief executive told an industry conference held in ...

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Pakistan’s One Way Street: China Fixation

Farooq Ganderbali The talk that the Bamboo Capitalist, China, is making Pakistan its colony with the multi-billion dollar economic corridor from Gwadar, a sleepy fishermen village on the Arabian coast to Kashgar,the oasis city in Xinjiang,refuses to die down.  Every denial from official quarters in Islamabad, and Beijing is met ...

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PAK PM: BOY WHO STANDS ON BURNING DECK

Mahendra Ved Shaid Khaqqan Abbasi, Pakistan’s technocrat-politician prime minister, heading an emasculated government, ought to be named Casabianca – the boy who stands on the burning deck of a ship that is about to sink. In this late, critical hour, he wants a “Truth Commission” to be established to “unveil ...

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