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Pathan PM has a Pathan problem

Farooq Ganderbali Prime Minister Imran Khan, a Pathan himself, will face one of the biggest challenges in dealing with the rising anger of his community, most of which is targeted at Khan’s patrons, Pakistan Army. The Pashtun community in Pakistan, especially those living in the frontier areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ...

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Muslim world unconcerned about persecution of Xinjiang Muslims

By Samuel Baid Thousands of Muslim zealots in Pakistan recently surged to Islamabad from Lahore in private vehicles, buses and trucks to protest what they call a blasphemous cartoon competition proposed to be organised by a Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders, this year-end in Holland. The new government in Islamabad ...

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Shehbaz throws down gauntlet to PTI govt over ‘rigged elections’

By Rameez Khan While accusing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government of ill governance just weeks after its formation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has threatened to disrupt the parliamentary proceedings until formation of a commission to probe alleged rigging in July 25 polls. “Prime Minister Imran Khan on August ...

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Second Insider Attack Kills Service Member in Afghanistan

By Helene Cooper WASHINGTON — One American service member was killed and another wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Monday in what officials described as an apparent insider attack. The attack is the second episode in less than two months in which an American service member was killed by an Afghan ...

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New PM’s first task: stop burning of girls schools

Farooq Ganderbali As Imran Khan assumes office of the Prime Minister, amidst high hopes from those who elected him, the biggest challenge looming before him is not in finding a way to negotiate with India but how to stop the burning down of girls’ schools in Gilgit Baltistan by terrorist ...

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Minorities protest against police, seek recovery of kidnapped woman

by Imdad Ali Khushik Scores of members of minority faiths held a demonstration on Sunday against an alleged failure of officers of Mehar police station in recovering an abducted woman named ‘Pyari Bagri’ belonging to their community in Mehar town, an administrative subdivision of Dadu District in Sindh province. Reportedly, ...

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U.S. Fails to Curtail Taliban Drug Trade.’

By Dion Nissenbaum Al UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—American efforts to cripple the Taliban drug trade in Afghanistan have fallen short of expectations, U.S. officials say, creating new challenges for the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the insurgency as the warring parties try to jump start peace talks. Nine months of ...

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