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PAK RODE TO SAARC CONFERENCE WITH KASHMIR FRENZY

By Samuel Baid There may be a connection between the trouble in Kashmir that started with the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with the security forces on July 8 and the seventh conference of Home and Interior Ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional ...

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Sharif’s “banana peel“ moment on Kashmir

By Manzoor Ahmed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s boast the other day that Kashmir would become part of his country could have been laughable if it had come from any irresponsible person. But Prime Minister Sharif holds the high office of the Prime Minister of a sovereign country and is ...

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Pakistan Probes Islamic State Links in Quetta Hospital Bombing

By SAEED SHAH ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Authorities in Pakistan said Tuesday they were trying to determine whether Islamic State was behind a suicide bombing that killed at least 72 people the day before—a development that could mark a new and bloody phase in the country’s battle with jihadist terror.  The militant group, ...

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Persecution of Ahmadis hurts Pakistan more

:Yasser Latif Hamdani The writer is a lawyer based in Lahore and the author of the book Mr Jinnah: Myth and Reality Indian government has rightly included Ahmadis as a Muslim sect in its census for the first time in its history. Even though Ahmadis in India, numbering a little ...

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WHY ATTACKS ON INDIAN PROJECTS AND INTERESTS IN AFGHANISTAN?

By Samuel Baid Two years ago, Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani flew into Rawalpindi to meet Pakistan’s military leadership bypassing the country’s civilian leaders in Islamabad.  For a democratically elected President this approach appeared odd but, desperate as he was to bring peace to his country, he chose to speak ...

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Pakistan in an over drive with anti-India policies

ALLABAKSH MEHARABADI The present wave of unrest in Kashmir has provided Pakistan a haven sent opportunity to be hyper in its pursuit of anti-India policies. While the domestic rhetoric against India is understandably at a feverish pitch, the discredited nation is now stirring up its diplomatic machine to defame India ...

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Why are all state-owned entities in Pakistan so corrupt?

By Khurram Sajjad The author is a freelance writer. In Pakistan, nearly every state-owned mega corporation is prone to corruption. This is evident through cases pertaining to the rental power plants, the Nandipur power plant, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM).  Simply put, state-owned entities are ...

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Spreading IS tentacles

by MUHAMMAD AMIR RANA THE potential gravity of the militant Islamic State (IS) group’s threat has only just begun to dawn. The recent spate of terrorist attacks across the world — unleashed by IS-inspired or affiliated individuals and groups — indicate that most assessments downplayed the threat it poses as ...

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