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Uzbek kidnappers of Weinstein in Pakistani custody

Amir Mir Pakistani authorities had arrested two Uzbek kidnappers of the slain American hostage, Warren Weinstein, way back in July 2013. However the kidnappers told their interrogators that they had already sold out the USAID executive to al-Qaeda. Warren Weinstein, 73, was kidnapped from his Model Town residence in Lahore ...

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PAKISTAN: NOT ITS BROTHERS’ KEEPER

By Samuel Baid The hope of about two-and-a-half lakh Urdu-speaking Bihari Muslims, rotting in refugee camps in Bangladesh for the past 44 years, has been dashed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan which rejected their claim to citizenship of Pakistan and as such their right to come to the country. ...

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Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR Afghanistan — A wave of kidnappings followed by numerous beheadings of members ofAfghanistan’s Hazara ethnic group have spread alarm and anger among a people who have historically been this country’s most persecuted. The police in Ghazni Province on Sunday confirmed that four Hazara farmers ...

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`Silence Balochistan` is Pakistan policy

Farooq Ganderbali The manner in which the Pakistani state brought all its might to shut down an innocuous talk by a Baloch human rights activist at the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) reveals the true nature of the state and its policies towards its own people.  It is ...

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Pak Army must leave Balochistan

Farooq Ganderbali There is an imperative need for the UN and the international community to step in to save the indigenous people of Balochistan and in the process save Pakistan from itself. The urgency of intervention has been necessitated by recent events.Three recent statements of the Army chief, General Raheel ...

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With Tehran after the Nuke Accord

Farooq Ganderbali The world has heaved a sigh of relief after the framework of an agreement was signed in the Swiss town of Lausanne between six nations and Iran. It effectively caps the chances of Iran developing nuclear weapons at least for the next 15 or 20 years. Of course, ...

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Kuwaiti daily launches scathing attack on Pakistan

By Habib Toumil A Kuwaiti daily has come out with a stinging criticism of Pakistan, accusing its leaders of political blackmail and of failure to deliver on their pan-Islamic pledges, in an unprecedented attack. “The Pakistani stance that was adopted through the parliament’s decision to remain neutral has dropped the ...

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US reasons to arm Pakistan again

Allabaksh The business of import-export or buying and selling between two countries, whether about arms or potatoes, is a bilateral matter. To that extent the US decision to supply weapons, lethal or otherwise, to its old client known for acts of perfidy is purely a deal between them. The raison ...

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Let’s observe Hartal against Hartals!

Junaid Qureshi It was upsetting for me to hear that some were flirting with the idea of creating separate townships for the Kashmiri Pandits. Fortunately, Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed denied the news almost instantly and also expressed his wish of the Kashmiri Pandits returning to their native places and living ...

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