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LET INDIAN GOODS INTO AFGHANISTAN: PAKISTAN ADVISED

Manzoor Ahmed Unlikely to end its dog-in-the-manger policy towards India, Pakistan is nevertheless being advised to cooperate to forge trading routes to the benefit for all in the region. A Pakistani analyst based in Washington has counseled the Pakistan Government to allow transit of Indian goods to Afghanistan if Islamabad ...

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Call for setting up new commission on enforced disappearances

Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Senator Farhat­ullah Babar of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has called for setting up a new commission on enforced disappearances because the existing one has failed to fix responsibility, register FIRs against the suspects and publish its report as required by the law despite the passage of ...

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Jalalabad murder

THE unfortunate murder of a Pakistani mission staffer in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, must be condemned in the strongest terms. Nayyar Iqbal Rana was shot at a shop in the Afghan city on Monday by two motorcyclists. The slain official’s body was repatriated to Pakistan on Tuesday and was buried in Islamabad, ...

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Pakistan’s macroeconomics conditions have significantly worsened: WB

By Shahbaz Rana Pakistan’s macroeconomic conditions have significantly worsened in the past one year and heavy reliance on short-term foreign commercial loans can create repayment issues for Islamabad, warned the World Bank on Thursday in a demeaning report.   The Washington-based lender comprehensively covered the socio-economic issues in its Pakistan ...

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Tragedy in Jalalabad

The killing of Rana Nayyar, an assistant at Pakistan’s diplomatic mission in Jalalabad, will further complicate the troubled relationship between the two countries. The Foreign Office has already lodged a protest with Afghanistan and has demanded greater protection for our diplomats in the country. Further recriminations will likely be forthcoming, ...

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Political instability

Dr Niaz Murtaza WE are facing political instability yet again. Such instability is common even in rich states like Italy and Israel where un­wieldy coalitions are common. But there the way out of it is clear and democratic: fresh polls. So, Israel has one every two to three years. In ...

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Prepare Yourself for Jihad 3.0

By Husain Haqqani Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City, committed by an immigrant from Uzbekistan, is a reminder that radical political Islam won’t end with the recent defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa. Just as the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan soon after 9/11 did not mark the ...

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New York Attack Turns Focus to Central Asian Militancy

By ANDREW E. KRAMER KIEV, Ukraine — The terrorist attack in New York on Tuesday was carried out by a young man from Central Asia, a former backyard of the Soviet Union known for poverty, isolation and repressive governments — all elements in breeding some of the most militant Islamist ...

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