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Onus for peace in Afghanistan on Pakistan and Taliban

By Samuel Baid On June 6, 2017, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gave the Taliban “the last” chance to come to the negotiating table or face the consequences.  Nine months later (February 28, 2018), he said he was willing to accept the Taliban as a political party if they came to ...

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Hasina says Bangladesh must punish ‘lovers of Pakistan’

Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the people to punish those who ‘still love Pakistan despite being in independent Bangladesh’. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love ...

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PAK ART OF PAINTING TERRORIST AS POLITICAL SAINT

By Samuel Baid Coming on the heels of the 37-nation Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris last month that put Pakistan under watch list for terror financing, the Islamabad High Court set aside the Election Commission’s rejection of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)’s application for the registration of its Milli Muslim ...

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China’s Economy Is Not Normal. It Doesn’t Have to Be

By Yukon Huang (Yukon Huang is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment and the author of “Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong.”) WASHINGTON — China’s extraordinary growth over the past few decades has spawned two major lines of analysis. One school of thought holds that ...

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America’s Pakistan policy is baffling

By Samuel Baid In the aftermath of the 37-nation meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris last month the United States and Pakistan expressed their desire to change their policies about each other. But the sum total of all the statements the leaders of the two counties ...

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Pakistan drifts toward US human trafficking watch list

by Zahid Gishkori ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is still not ‘out of the woods’ after being listed on ‘terror financing watch list’ weeks ago. This time ‘alarm bells’ are ringing not with a ‘whimper but with a bang’ as the country drifts toward the US human trafficking watch list, which may trigger ...

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This Kashmir Day, who will stand up for Azad Kashmiris?

By Anam Zakaria (The writer is the author of Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians and an upcoming book on Azad Jammu and Kashmir) Posters of wailing mothers and battered children, of Indian officials attacking the ‘honour’ of Muslim women, of beatings and thrashing of ...

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