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CPEC, Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistani economy

Dr Shabir Choudhry   CPEC is, no doubt, a big project with many dimensions and many targets. It is hailed as a ‘game changer’. However, debate still goes on in Pakistan and around the globe, in whose favour the game will change, as a weak partner in any game, trade or ...

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KULBHUSHAN JADHAV: A VICTIM OF PAKISTAN’S WAR WITH ITSELF

By Samuel Baid A simple, and the only answer to why Pakistan feels so insecure of itself without making false allegations against India is the fear of non-Punjabi provinces who have been treated unequally and disdainfully in the name of national security and the so-called Islamic ideology. Protests by these ...

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Hundreds of seniors fall prey to scam

By Zhao Yusha A large number of senior people who gathered outside the National Stadium in Beijing have fallen prey to scammers who had promised them a chance of “receiving 50,000 yuan ($7,260) after paying 10 yuan,” with some victims claiming they had lost 6,000 yuan to 40,000 yuan in ...

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Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems

By Keith Bradshera SHANGHAI — In China, it’s all about whom you owe. That precise question — who owes what to whom? — shook the Chinese industrial town of Zouping in recent weeks. Some businesses closed. City officials engineered a desperate corporate takeover. An executive was detained by the police. ...

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India will not say no to Dalai Lama just for the sake of China

By Samuel Baid The harsh tone of the Chinese protest against Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India this month sounds like a threat of retaliation.  To some people it may sound far-fetched, but the possibility of a connection between the Chinese anger and almost the simultaneous announcement ...

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Is Delhi losing the Kashmir plot?

Harsha Kakar Two videos,amongst many other similar clips, went viral on social media recently.The first was the manhandling of a CRPF jawan and the second of a stone thrower, tied to an army vehicle. The reactions of the media and politicians depended on whether they were pro or anti- Government. ...

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PESHAWAR: Religious minorities being discriminated against

By Saba Rani Physically challenged belonging to religious minorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa lamented the Pakistan BaitulMal’s discriminatory attitude, saying they were being discriminated against in the disbursement of funds. According to a report, a copy of which is exclusively available with The Express Tribune, approximately 40 applications were submitted with the ...

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Pak mute to China’s repression of Muslims

Farooq Ganderbali The Pakistan leadership, which never tires of extolling the virtues of befriending China, is acting like a dead duck when it comes to the repression unleashed on Muslims by the Chinese authorities. The jihadis like Hafiz Saeed, who built their career and empire allegedly on protecting the interests ...

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Hypocrisy about online blasphemy in Pakistan

By Samuel Baid An online battle of beliefs between intolerant Islamists and what are taunted as “liberal fascists” is raging in Pakistan.  The former and their supporters are up in arm against the invisible latter for posting what they call blasphemous stuff on social media.  The government and politicians consider ...

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