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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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US shares names of 20 terror groups with Pakistan

by Anwar Iqbal WASHINGTON: The White House retains a list of 20 terrorist groups that the Trump administration claims are operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is believed to have shared this list with Pakistani officials, diplomatic sources told Dawn. The sources, however, rejected the suggestion as incorrect that US ...

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Pak Army must answer for Sufi shrine attacks

by Manzoor Ahmed Early this month in October, a suicide bomber set himself off outside a Sufi shrine in JhalMagsi town in Balochistan, killing 13 devouts and injuring 27 others who were offering prayers at the dargah. Earlier this year, over 80 people were killed in another suicide attack on ...

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Local businesses lose big under CPEC

by Nasir Jamal For 30 years, Kamal Amjad Mian’s family resisted the temptation to invest heavily in their electricity cable manufacturing business to avoid creating surplus capacity. Instead, they chose to make regular but smaller investments to keep up with growing market demand. But then Nawaz Sharif returned to power ...

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Create more space for peace and tolerance

Dr Shabir Choudhry Topic of the debate is ‘Kashmir Through My Lens’. Before I deliberate on this, I want to ask, are we here to examine issues related to the Kashmir Valley; or are we here to debate on the matters associated with the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir?   ...

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