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An unwarranted agreement

Ayaz Wazir The writer is a former ambassador.The repatriation process of the IDPs of North Waziristan has started. The first batch of families belonging to the Spinwam area left on March 31and the remaining will follow suit, in different phases and in due course of time. Their happiness over the ...

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83pc ghee, cooking oil samples fail test

  By Ali Raza AS many as 83 percent samples of ghee and cooking oil failed the testing of Punjab Food Authority (PFA) during the first three months of the year 2015. Data available with The News revealed that PFA launched a special campaign against ghee and vegetable oil being ...

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In Afghan Province, Fighting With Taliban Gets Bloodier

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By Margherita Stancati Afghanistan—Before getting into his ambulance,Abdul Ghafar prays. His job is ferrying war casualties across embattled Helmand province to a hospital here, each time braving Taliban ambushes and roadside bombs. Amid a continuing government offensive, the journeys from his home district of Sangin to Lashkar Gah, the provincial ...

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Pakistan’s energy Sudoku

By Malladi Rama Rao Just when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has loosened its purse strings and approved a three-year- US $6.6bn package to spur growth in Pakistan, the other Bretton Wood twin, World Bank, has poured cold water on hopes of any quick turnaround in the Pak scrip in ...

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China Raids Offices of Rights Group as Crackdown on Activism Continues

By ANDREW JACOBS BEIJING — Chinese security agents raided the offices of a leading human rights organization, according to its employees, the latest sign of the authorities’ mounting hostility toward nongovernmental groups, especially those that receive foreign funding or promote civic activism. Employees say about two dozen police officers on ...

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Was Provisional government of Kashmir Legal?

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Dr Shabir Choudhry The man was angry and strongly criticised me for not supporting the Provisional Government of Jammu and Kashmir. He was my old colleague from the JKLF; and met after many years. He said Maharajah Hari Singh was deposed on 4th October 1947; and after that he had ...

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PAKISTAN; Another church attack

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It seems the Christian community in Pakistan needs to brace  itself for even worse times ahead. On Tuesday the Saint Peter’s Catholic Church and High School in Township, Lahore, came under attack when two masked motorcyclists opened fire with the intent to cause as much damage as possible. It is ...

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