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Rethinking the war on terror

I don’t have anything to offer in terms of advice on how to combat terrorism. Heck, I don’t even know who to call a terrorist. Is it someone who resists abusive foreign occupation or a person who avenges the rape, murder and excruciating torture at the hands of those supposed ...

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Sharif’s ‘oblivion’ to Balochistan crisis raises eyebrows

By Sardar Sikander ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif’s decision to stay away from the unfolding political crisis in Balochistan and avoid visiting the provincial capital on the eve of the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri has raised many an eyebrow. This gives impetus to the rumours that ...

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US BLOW-HOT-BLOW-COLD POLICY TOWARDS PAKISTAN

By Samuel Baid US President Donald Trump’s blow-hot-blow-cold policy towards his country’s past most allied ally, Pakistan, reflects his administration’s acute dilemma about it.  The US longstanding demand is that Pakistan stop giving safe havens to the Haqqani network and other terrorists. After Trump became the US President this demand ...

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Kim & his Pak Clone

Manzoor Ahmed The world is becoming wary of the frequency and the irresponsible manner in which two countries of indulging in loose N-talk. North Korea’s roly-poly dictator Kim Jong-Unis focused on reducing Trump’s America to ashes with his nukes. Another nation which brags about its nuclear arsenal almost as frequently ...

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Taliban style policing in Mansehra

A group called International Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Movement (IKNM) has reportedly distributed pamphlets across Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP), warning barber shop owners against styling customers’ beards in ‘un-Islamic’ designs. It has also been warned that the barber shop found violating the directive will be vacated on a 15-day notice. Such ...

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Bring him home

Mosharraf Zaidi The writer is an analyst and commentator The five bloggers and activists that were abducted (and later released) at the beginning of 2017 will end the year with at least the vindication that an FIA investigation into their activities yielded no evidence that they were involved in any ...

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Quetta attack pricks Army’s boastful claims

Manzoor Ahmed The recent bombing of a church in Quetta, which killed over nine worshippers, has once again exposed the fabricated bravado projected by Pakistan Army and its Generals of having defeated the terrorists in their country. The impunity with which terrorists have been targeting various cities, especially the minority ...

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‘Nisar allowed safe passage to Musharraf’

by Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: Former Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa, who is representing Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, alleged on Wednesday that former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had given ‘safe passage’ to retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.   Mr Musharraf ...

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The global backlash against China is growing

John Pomfret ( the writer is a former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing and author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.”) A global backlash is brewing against the People’s Republic of China. In Australia, China’s efforts to use surrogates to ...

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