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Chemical and biological jihad

Musa Khan Jalalzai Recent debates in the print and electronic media about the possible use of chlorine bombs or biological weapons in the UK have caused deep concerns in government and military circles that the radicalised jihadists returning to the country from Syria may possibly use these weapons. Yet experts ...

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Purposeful Talk with Pakistan…?

Allabaksh A look at the current anti-India narrative in Pakistan indicates that it will be futile to expect anything positive from resumed dialogue with Pakistan. The ‘Kashmir first’ caveat of Pakistan makes it obvious that little can be expected even if India and Pakistan agree to talk again. In all ...

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Pakistan; A mockery of ‘rule of law’

by Saad Rasool Even in a country where violence, as a dispute resolution method, has become part of our normative culture, the events of Daska this past week, mark a new low. If for no other reason then simply for the fact that the two parties involved – police and ...

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ISI – NDS MoU : A Non-Starter

By Samuel Baid Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has joined his country’s intelligence officers and others in and outside the government who criticise the recent agreement with Pakistan for a joint fight against the “common enemy” of the two countries. It is not known when this agreement was signed but ...

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Blame Game at its worst!

Farooq Ganderbali For the first time in some years now, the Corps Commanders Conference in Pakistan has directly blamed India’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) for ‘terrorist’ acts in Pakistan. While there could be nothing more ludicrous than that allegation, one must look closer at Pak motivations ...

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SECURITY PACT WITH PAKISTAN ANGERS AFGHAN LAWMAKERS

By Manzoor Ahmed Angry protests have forced Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government to review a security and intelligence sharing pact it has signed with Pakistan. The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said an experts’ committee will review the pact it has signed with the Pakistan Army’s Inter Services ...

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The delicate balancing act of Pakistan’s foreign policy

By Paula Newberg Though Islamabad hasn’t yet ended the domestic terror that rips through its schools, mosques and markets, or sorted out its hostilities with neighboring India, it has embarked on a complicated foreign policy. Seeking to solve its many economic, political and security problems, Pakistan is trying, concurrently, to ...

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Musharraf’s Kargil Fixation Turning into Hallucination

Farooq Ganderbali Fifteen years after what many in his own country call it a ‘grand misadventure’, a former Pakistani army chief, who had usurped power from an elected government in a coup continues to be fixated with Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir). He had ordered his troops to take over the ...

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Pakistan;US military cargo pilfered despite timely warning

Ansar Abbasi  The latest large scale en-route pilferages and theft from reverse transit cargo of US military, Nato and ISAF have occurred despite government of Pakistan’s timely warning to US embassy in Islamabad to ensure better security for such transportation from Torkham to Karachi port. Sources said that the Office ...

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