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Syria-returned militants may be behind attack on policemen: CTD

by Imtiaz Ali Investigators probing Friday’s targeted attack on four policemen in the SITE area on Saturday suspected that the militants who returned from Syria were involved in the deadly attack on the law enforcers. Four policemen were gunned down when armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire when they were ...

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Hidden agenda of CPEC

Dr Shabir Choudhry What Baloch leaders say on the CPEC Chinese presence in Pakistan and in parts of disputed Jammu and Kashmir under the control of Pakistan is a great cause of concern not only to the local people but also to those who are concerned about peace and stability ...

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Bureaucratic wrangling stalls WB-funded $73m water project

By Shahbaz Rana Despite a looming water crisis, bureaucratic wrangling has stalled implementation on a World Bank-funded $73 million project that will deny the country the intended benefits from better management of water resources in the Indus River basin. In its latest report on the Water Sector Capacity Building and ...

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China and the New World Order

Dr Shabir Choudhry “One Belt, One Road” is a mega project; and rather ambitious plan of China to influence the world politics through economic dominance. It is not simple and it may encounter many obstacles. The plan aims to integrate China’s trading partners in such a way that they all ...

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Afghan envoy urges US to halt weapons sale to Pakistan

by Waseem Abbasi Afghanistan has once again repeated the mantra of Pakistan’s support for attacks inside the war-torn country while Islamabad has asked Kabul to look inwards as corruption and bad governance has left the country in turmoil. The “candid” dialogue between the ambassadors of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the ...

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What a shame!

By Kamal Siddiqi The writer is the former editor of The Express Tribune. He tweets @tribunian The manner in which the Hindu community is being treated in Sindh province is a matter of shame for all Pakistanis. In present-day Pakistan, Hindu women are under constant danger of being kidnapped and then ...

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Baloch in the eye of storm

Afrasiab Khattak    The writer is a retired Senator and an  analyst of regional affairs. It has become almost a norm for Balochistan to make it to the headlines during every regional crises situation in the last so many decades.Afghanistan was accused by Pakistan for supporting Baloch nationalist uprisings that ...

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Govt ‘indecision’ on Gulf crisis tops the agenda

By Ijaz Kakakhel Lawmakers belonging to the opposition parties in National Assembly on Tuesday demanded a joint session of parliament for discussion on diplomatic crises in the Gulf region, which resulted in Arab countries severing ties with Qatar. The opposition also demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to come and brief ...

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