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Pakistan is the new Graveyard of Empires

Farooq Ganderbali History of Asia tells us that Afghanistan has been a Graveyard of Empires. No foreign ruler or country has been able to tame the country for long and those who did make various attempts to do so have faced tragedy and defeat. In the recent history, it was ...

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THE QUESTION OF BBC’s CREDIBILITY

By Samuel Baid Since 1971 I have been a regular listener to Urdu BBC.  For number of years I have also listened to Radio Pakistan, Radio Peking, Radio Zahedan, Deutsche Welle – German Radio and Voice of America.  The BBC stands out as the most informative and professional radio – ...

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Why the Hazaras are massacred in target killings in Quetta?

Iqbal Dawari Quetta is the center of Baluchistan, located in a basin and encircled by mountains and regarded as an entry to Afghanistan. Quetta’s residents are from diverse ethnic clusters. The major ethnic groups residing in Quetta are Pashtuns, Balochs, Hazaras and other ethnic groups. Following the Soviet invasion of ...

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Pakistani consul general in US embarrasses his country

Sarfraz Cheema An investigation is underway against the new consular general (CG) in Los Angeles, Hamid Asghar Khan.The investigation comes after months of complaints by the Pakistani community in Los Angeles to Pakistani Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jillani and senior political figures in Pakistan, including Sartaj Aziz and ...

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MQM victimisation by Sharifs not new says Godil

Javaid-ur-Rahman Victimisation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) by Nawaz Sharif’s governments is nothing new, as like current era the opposition faction had been pushed to the wall several times in the past. “MQM has to face such weird allegations especially in Nawaz Sharif’s regimes and this time too it will ...

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RAMADAN; A holy month of spiritual rejuvenation

HARUN YAHYA Ramadan, as explained in the Qur’an, is the most important month of all and is therefore incredibly important in Islam. Indeed, the Holy Qur’an was sent down to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 1,400 years ago during this month. God commanded all Muslims to fast during this ...

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What is Pakistan’s problem with Myanmar ops?

Farooq Ganderbali As the Indian armed forces, with excellent inputs from the intelligence agencies, were carrying out a raid on insurgent camps along the India-Myanmarese border, the pain was felt more acutely in Rawalpindi. The Generals saw it as a threatening gesture by the Indian forces. It might seem a ...

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IS THERE A ‘DOWNTURN’ IN PAK-AFGHAN TIES?

By Manzoor Ahmed Touted as “a new dawn” only weeks ago, the Pakistan-Afghanistan relations are facing problems. Respected Karachi daily has called it ‘downturn,’ but is inclined to blame Kabul for it. A sternly worded letter by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, written to both civilian and military leadership of Pakistan ...

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Afghanistan and Islamic State

Farooq Ganderbali Towards the end of June 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Kremlin. The Kremlin handout of the meeting quotes Putin as saying that “the so-called Islamic State is getting increasingly active in Afghanistan, consolidating its position there. I believe we are already seeing ...

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