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24 million children out of school: statistics

By Jamila Achakzai The state of education for the children between the age of five and 16 years in the country is very sad. At least statistics suggest so.   According to the figures revealed by Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman during the National ...

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Pakistan; Terror strikes again

Rahimullah Yusufzai The gradual return of normalcy in the country and the relative quiet on the terrorism front was broken on September 2 when two terrorist attacks took place in one day in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Peshawar and Mardan, the two biggest cities in the province, were hit a ...

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‘Terrorism will bite like a snake’, Ashraf Ghani tells Pakistan

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani struck a strong note against terrorism in New Delhi on Wednesday, reserving an indirect barb at Pakistan’s policy of differentiating between ‘good terrorists’ and ‘bad terrorists’. He also categorically hit out at those using religion to justify terrorist acts, saying Islam does not condone terrorism.”A tiny ...

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Jordan declines to purchase Pakistani wheat

By Peer Muhammad The Jordan government has refused to purchase wheat from Pakistan, citing “substandard quality issues” as the reason to decline the offer.Pakistan has surplus stocks of wheat and is looking at potential markets to sell the commodity to. Officer in the federal secretariat shared that earlier this year ...

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Balochistan is bleeding, and no one cares

Banari Mengal The writer is daughter of president of the Balochistan National Party, Akhtar Mengal and a student of law. There is the pungent smell of spices, the unguent waft of cooking oil, and the acrid bite of car exhausts – clinging to the faint breeze that is desperately trying ...

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Quiet Genocide In Balochistan 

By Samuel Baid In  1971  Gen Yaha Khan replied to East Pakistan’s cry for political rights with  military action and rapes; in 1988 Gen Ziaul Haq met Gilgit Baltistan people’s cry  for civic and civil rights with military  action and  anti-Shia Sectarian rioting by pushing thousands of armed Sunnies from ...

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Pakistan gets it back

By Allabaksh By now, Nawaz Sharif must be repenting on his decision, more so that of his army, to provoke India on Kashmir. The unrest there is for all to see but what Pakistan did in a most unabashed manner was to become a piggy for the terrorists, send them ...

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WHERE FOOLS RUSH IN, AN ‘ANGEL’ IS TARGETED

By Manzoor Ahmed The popular saying is “fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” This would have to be altered to suite the newest version of Pakistan’s India Bogey.  Pakistan has insisted on blaming India for the suicide attack in Quetta on August 8 even though the Islamic State ...

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Pakistan’s shameful act as a host

Farooq Ganderbali Pakistanis, among other myths, claim themselves to be great hosts and entertainers but the way they acted, collectively, during the recent SAARC Summit, targeting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, laid bare their pretences and was utterly shameful. Pakistan was the host country and the event was an important ...

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