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The return of IS

MUHAMMAD AMIR RANA The writer is a security analyst. THE operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the grip of the militant Islamic State group may take a few more weeks, or maybe even months. But the fear of foreign fighters affiliated with IS returning to their home ...

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Injustice in Fata

By Ayaz Wazir The writer is a former ambassador. Why Fata has remained the ‘Federally Administered  Tribal Areas’ for so many decades is not difficult to understand if one looks in some detail at the many injustices inflicted upon the area. The list of wrongs is too long so I ...

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Punjab’s ‘encounters’ with sectarianism

By Sher Ali Khan | Fareedullah Chaudhry | Shakeel Ahmed A young man with a black beard appears in front of a microphone in an amateur online video. Wearing a Sindhi cap and dressed in white, he tells an invisible but noisy audience who is up next to address them ...

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‘Old JMB engaged in mugging, robbery’

Mohammad Jamil Khan CTTC officials bring seven JMB members, who were arrested on Monday, out of the Detective Branch office to take them to a Dhaka court yesterday RAJIB DHAR Overshadowed by its rebel faction, members who are still loyal to the original Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) are now engaging ...

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China wants to repay Pak Army

By Samuel Baid Within five days of helping a Pakistan based cross-border terrorist in the United Nations (UN) Sanctions Committee on September 30, China very sanctimoniously called upon the world to act against cross border movement of foreign terrorists. By this duplicity in action and words an exhausted China appeared ...

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More bloodshed in Afghanistan

There is no end to bloodshed in Afghanistan. The latest killings perpetrated by terrorists in Kabul on the holy occasion of Ashura are condemnable. At least 32 Shias have been martyred in two separate attacks during the commemoration of Ashura ceremonies. In the latest incident on Wednesday, a bomb blast ...

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Plight of Shias in Pakistan

By Manzoor Ahmed On October 04, 2016, at least four women belonging to the Shia ethnic Hazara community were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus on Kirani road near Pud Gali Chowk area in Quetta.  The provincial government’s spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar said that the bus was ...

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New JMB’s Patartek den was used for training

By Arifur Rahman Rabbi & Mohammad Jamil Khan The house located in Patartek area of Gazipur, where seven militants were killed in a drive Saturday, had been used as a training centre and shelter house for the members of militant group New JMB, police said yesterday. Unless the den was ...

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