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China’s Pak relationship greater threat

Farooq Ganderbali Better late than never, India has rightly raised the issue of increase Chinese presence in Pakistan, particularly in the disputed territory of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The $45 billion investment in building transport and energy corridors through the disputed territory of Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Pakistan is something which ...

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Wajib-ul-qatl

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid At the time of writing 45 Ismailis have been killed and 24 injured after a bus was attacked in Karachi’s Safora Chowrangi area. Ismailis (the Seveners) like the Imamiyyah (the Twelvers) are Shia, and hence deemed to be ‘wajib-ul-qatl’ (worthy of being murdered). A Shia loses his/her ...

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Burying freedom of expression

Despite the foreign office’s claim that proof of RAW’s subversive activities in Pakistan would be shared with India, none has come to the fore so far Dr Mohammad Taqi Following in the footsteps of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the Karachi University (KU) too disallowed its faculty and students ...

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Reconsidering Pakistan

Maybe it is time to consider that a state in the name of religion will always have religion taking precedence over affairs of the state and the social order………… Ali Malik I had to write about something else today but, as I began writing, internet newsfeeds started buzzing with the ...

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Sabeen Died Fighting Fear Spell

By Samuel Baid In one of my earlier pieces, I concluded that the series of killings of human rights campaigners, civil society activists and the ineffectiveness of the pliable judiciary and civilian governments in Pakistan to curb these extra-judicial killings, has in fact made a travesty of the state based ...

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Exuberant amount spent on running missions abroad

Khawar Ghumman Running the country’s 120 missions abroad has cost the federal government over Rs47 billion.In contradiction with the austerity measures the current government claims to have adopted, it spent nearly Rs1 million more in its first financial year (2013-2014) than the PPP government, in its last year (2012-2013) in ...

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DIPLOMATIC SILENCE OVER NALTAR CRASH

By Manzoor Ahmed By any reckoning, the world is witnessing a stiff diplomatic silence over the helicopter crash in Pakistan’s Naltar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, which killed two foreign envoys and wives of two others. Pakistan is embarrassed, and the governments of the crash victims want to stay cautious and quiet for ...

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Pakistan dangerous turn for journalists,minorities in 2014: HRCP

Shahid Husain The challenges to and constraints on freedom of speech in Pakistan did not decline in 2014 as the government’s response to information requests submitted was dismal, especially from the federal, Balochistan and Sindh authorities. This was stated in the “State of Human Rights in 2014” report released by ...

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SOOFI –YET ANOTHER MILITANT WITH PAKISTANI ROOTS

By Manzoor Ahmed  In a repeat, yet another Islamist militant with roots in Pakistan has surfaced on the American scene. The world as a whole will have to take note of NADIR SOOFI, a gunman who was shot dead after opening fire at a Texas exhibition of caricatures of the ...

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Unsilencing Pakistan

Marvi Sirmed Despite a loud voice from civil society, later from the judiciary, the Baloch issue is far from being untangled. Those who raised it have been risking their lives and have been labeled as traitors. Renowned journalist Hamid Mir had to face a violent attack when he insisted on ...

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