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CORRIDOR TO EAST INDIA COMPANY?

By SAMUEL BAID When about 50 sparkling trucks, laden with Chinese goods rolled down 3000 kilometres from Kashgarh in China to Gwadar in Pakistan on November 13, Pakistan’s elated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  saw ‘a new dawn’. He declared “all enemies of CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) are enemies of Pakistan”. ...

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Haqqani Network using Pak soil: US

By Monitoring Desk & Wajid Ali Syed WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday told Pakistan they were concerned about “safe terror havens” being provided to the Afghan Taliban groups such as the Haqqani Network. “We have consistently expressed our concerns to the highest levels of Government of Pakistan about their ...

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Did Pak London High Commission issue undue visa letters?

By Zahid Gishkori Pakistan High Commission London is embroiled in a huge controversy over issuing sponsorship letters to individuals and a commercial organization for the British visas. Geo News/The News has a copy of the visa request letter issued by Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in London on 6th of October ...

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China-Pak nuclear ties endanger world

Farooq Ganderbali In the new year, one of the toughest challenges for the world would be to contain Pakistan’s nuclear weapons stockpile and its steady progress towards becoming a nuclear blackmailer state. Pakistan in itself is a dangerous country to meddle with. What makes it even more dangerous and complex ...

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Quetta hospital attack mastermind killed

Sharif Khan Security forces in a shootout on Monday killed mastermind of the Civil Hospital Quetta attack along with his four associates in Haramzai area of district Pishin. Addressing a press conference here at CM’s Secretariat, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti said police personnel, operating on a tip-off, raided ...

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NO CENSUS IN PAK: “TENSIONS WITH INDIA” AS EXCUSE

By Manzoor Ahmed Citing ‘tensions with India” as an excuse, Pakistan is about to postpone, yet again, its sixth census operations that have not been held for the last 17 years. At the behest of the army, the Nawaz Sharif Government has told the Pakis­tan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) that ...

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The New Pak Army Chief: Where does he go from Nagrota?

By Manzoor Ahmed There can be little doubt that for the first time in decades the Pakistan Army has allowed for a peaceful transition in its leadership. Of course, Gen. Raheel Sharif was also appointed by the very same Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and this time around too, the PM ...

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The ISIS conundrum – Is Pakistan heading in the right direction?

Shazar Shafqat The writer is an independent researcher and a freelance policy analyst with specialisation in terrorism, internal security and military doctrine When it comes to terrorist outfits that have infiltrated in Pakistan, ISIS is one name that has surely resulted in the Pakistani authorities experiencing some sleepless nights. From ...

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