China’s Peaceful Rise: Myth or Reality?

Zosheen Riaz
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International Politics is a nasty game where peaceful survival of states is a romantic dream, their interests and concerns made them aggressive and antagonistic. To achieve the national interest, states adopts the belligerent policies and sometime follow the hard line under the cover of diplomacy. Continue reading

Pakistan’s bumpy road to Afghanistan

Abid Latif Sindhu
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Afghanistan is fast becoming a country difficult to govern and manage; manage is rather a rude impression for a country to denote. Nationalism is otherwise a declining phenomenon owing to globalization and the neo-information age where G for generations of every now and then of some new gadget is hard to maintain pace with.
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Pak-India Ties a New Bend on the Road

ABID LATIF SINDHU
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Tale of Two Cities is Dickens’ one of the best literary pieces describing the life, ethos, culture, mores and the two people, who were from same stock but yet quite different from each others. Continue reading

Gaza-Heal Thyself

By: Zafar Sultan
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The grandiose pictures emanating from Gaza shake the spine of the viewers—Muslims and non Muslims alike. Charred and raged bodies, blood bathed babies and faint cries surging from leathery and helpless lips of sisters and mothers require steely heart to watch and withstand the agonies. Amid relentless sultry heat and trying Ramadan, tears of the mourners seem to have dried.
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Another Genocide of Palestinians

By Saeed Qureshi
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For how long and how many, the Israeli inexorable war machine, would kill the defenseless Palestinians. The tally of dead by indiscriminate bombing till today is over 500, besides thousands injured and maimed. This is horrendous and the world conscience and even United Nations seems to be sapped of a resolute will and initiative to stop this carnage.
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A Plea to Messrs Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan

By Saeed Qureshi
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My question is that why both of you, the eminent personages want to derail the democratic system in Pakistan? Supposedly if Imran Khan comes into power by a weird turns of events, what change is he going to bring about that he claims? Continue reading

Comparative Counterinsurgency

Shahid Ahmed Afridi
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Many people draw comparison between the successful campaigns of the Sri Lankan army against the LTTE with Pakistan’s counterinsurgency drive in the FATA, but such a parallel has fundamental difference. First of all there is a difference between the geopolitical settings of the two countries. Continue reading

Al-Baghdadi is the New Caliph of Islam

By Saeed Qureshi
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The ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) an army of the Sunni Muslim Jihadists comprising some 4000 warriors has overwhelmed the militarily powerful Shia regimes in Iraq and Syria in a relatively short span of time. Correspondingly they pose a dire threat to Iran that professes Shia brand of Islam and supports both Iraqi and Syrian incumbent regimes.
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Palestine is smeared in blood

Shanzeh Iqbal
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I was watching a picture some days back in which a young Palestinian young man was carrying an infant in his arms, the skull of that infant was shown hollow from behind and there was nothing inside. Continue reading

Israel Fuels Syrian Fire, Risking Regional Outburst

By Nicola Nasser**
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The timing of the Israeli air raid early on January 30 on a Syrian target, that has yet to be identified, coincided with a hard to refute indications that the “regime change” in Syria by force, both by foreign military intervention and by internal armed rebellion, has failed, driving the Syrian Continue reading

When There is no Terrorism, There is Terrorism of Wars

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD
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“….Human nature is at least in part wicked and in part foolish, how can human beings be prevented from suffering from the results of their wickedness and folly? ….Men simply do not see that war is foolish and useless and wicked. Continue reading

The Endgame in Syria is nearing

By Saeed Qureshi
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The civil war in Syria has endured for a longer period of time than predicted by the most credible pundits and political forecasters. In Libya while the besieged government of Col. Qaddafi put up a fight by itself, in Syrian arena there are quite a few stakeholders putting their weight behind their respective combatants. Continue reading

A Transforming Security Paradigm

Tahir Mehmood
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It is a well known saying that only “change” is permanent in this world, and it is through this phenomenon that humans have evolved, transformed, developed and moved forward on the course of history. Ehsan Mehmood Khan new book “Human Security in Pakistan” falls into that category which calls for a new security paradigm; a transformation and a change needed in traditional thinking related to the concept of “state security”. Continue reading

Jordan Invites US Targets for Syrian Retaliation

By Nicola Nasser*
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Located at the crossroads of several regional crises, including the Palestinian – Israeli and Iraqi conflicts, Jordan has been in the eye of the Syrian storm for more than thirty months, and managed to navigate safely so far, but the reportedly imminent US strike is pressuring the country between the rock and the hard place of the antagonists of the war on Syria.
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Impact of Globalization on Pakistani Culture

Sardar Fozia Saleem Niazi
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The traditional concept of home-cooked food in the Pakistani culture is being replaced by fast food meals from renowned restaurants like KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonalds. The increased use of fast growing inorganic chicken and poultry comes in vogue as the concept of organic meals slowly disappears from the lives of the population. Continue reading

South Asia Victim of Global Agenda

Muhammad Irfan (Brig-retired)
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Recent elections in Pakistan can be viewed in the backdrop of international and domestic factors, interests and strategic environment. Pakistan, like most other countries of the world, is factually a ‘relatively’ sovereign state. Not resisting drones can be understood to be its state policy. Continue reading

Nukes Security and Media Hoopla

By Mobeen Tariq
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Pakistan has reassured the world about its nuclear security ad nauseam. The IAEA world’s nuclear watchdog acknowledges this and so do the Western governments. Continue reading

The Shortest Path to Peace in Syria

By Nicola Nasser*
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Because “defensive alliances which have fixed and limited objectives are often more durable,” the “Syria-Iran alliance has survived” more than three decades of unwavering and insistent US – led military, economic, diplomatic and media campaign to dismantle it, but it is still enduring “because it has been primarily defensive in nature” and “aimed largely at neutralizing … Israeli capabilities and preventing American encroachment in the Middle East.”

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Talks with TTP: Divided Perceptions

Tahir MAhmood
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The process of talks with the TTP is in the limbo. The response from them is clear that they want to negotiate from a position of strength. Moreover with no halt in the acts of terrorism, they are giving a clear message that talks are a desire of the government, as well as the security forces, not the terrorists. It means they are all poised to dictate their own terms and conditions in the end.
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Facing the monster head-on

Munazza Amjad Azam
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Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan have always remained complex. Pakistan’s desire for stronger friendship has ever been marred by Afghanistan’s hostile gestures. Afghanistan opposed Pakistan’s membership in the UN. It denied existence of Duard Line, and Pashtuns as part of Pakistan. Continue reading

Tormenting the Souls of Religious Arabs

By Nicola Nasser*
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The blind sectarian rampage, which has been waging a war on worship mosques, churches and religious shrines have become a modern Arab trade mark phenomenon, since what the western media called from the start the “Arab Spring” overwhelmed the Arab streets.
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Radical Islamists Would Never Compromise

By Saeed Qureshi
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It would be simply a moronic hope and mere illusion if any government in Pakistan believes that Islamic militants most notably the Taliban factions would agree to lay down arms and turn peaceful citizens. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is Continue reading

Talks with antagonism

By Tahir Mahmood
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The peace process with the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan on the WOT, and the India government on Pakistan-India disputes got bogged down at very initial stage. Neither of the two processes got a kick start needed for such like dialogues. Continue reading

Good Governance only option in Balochistan

Imran Jamali
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Compared to the last month, the acts of terror, insurgency and crime all seem to have reduced. The most probable reason appears to be the assertive civil services, FC and police, which have worked more or less without the political interference. Continue reading

Talks to terrorists is death of our ideology

Shumaila Raja
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“All politics, everywhere, is a competition of narratives, and political tension in any polity is defined by it competing narratives. Not surprising, then, we are drowning in narratives. Actually, we are bleeding to death. Quite literally so. Our narratives – much as we ourselves – tend to not just compete, they compete violently.” Continue reading

Militant Attacks in Earthquake-Hit Areas

Tahir Mahmood
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Relief and rehabilitation work in earthquake hit areas of Awaran and Mashkay in Balochistan is badly affected due to militants’ attacks on security forces undertaking relief work. There are news of rocket attacks and firing on the relief workers, their camps, forward bases and convoys on daily basis since 25 September 2013. Continue reading

Our energy crisis is manageable

By Fawad Farooq Ashraf
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Pakistan is facing some of the most serious socio-economic and national security challenges since its birth. Energy crisis is the biggest of all. It is multi-dimensional; both from inside and from outside. Inside is messed up with mismanagement, inaction and loyalty with hidden hands, and outside interference aims at giving Pakistan final blow. Continue reading

Afghanistan – from chaos to confusion

Abid Latif Sindhu
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Afghanistan is an autoclave to Pakistan, always going through a strong chemical reaction. That is probably the exact opposite of melting pot, all belonging to the cauldron family. Serious developments are under way, which will not only have ramifications for Pakistan; rather the whole world is going to be affected.
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‘Strategy of National Invincibility with Statistically Guaranteed of Success of the Result’

By Teresa Studzinski and Dr. David Leffler
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An article published in Business Standard (“Pakistan’s aerial defence impregnable: Nawaz Sharif,” 11 Oct 2013) reports that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that “…our enemy must know that Pakistan’s aerial defense is impregnable.” Regrettably, Sharif is not alone in thinking this way. Other prominent Pakistani leaders have also held identical opinions regarding Pakistan’s alleged invincibility.
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Israeli Factor in Syrian Conflict Unveiled

By Nicola Nasser**
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More than two and a half years on, Israel’s purported neutrality in the Syrian conflict and the United State’s fanfare rhetoric urging a “regime change” in Damascus were abruptly cut short to unveil that the Israeli factor has been all throughout the conflict the main concern of both countries.
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Method in the Indian madness

Abid Latif Sindhu
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South Block is no more a part of global south for the Foggy Bottom. Confusing? Not any more. The growing bonhomie between India and the USA was bound to happen as a tete-a-tete of mills and boons connection. This is what the outside world is made to believe. Continue reading

America in Pakistan: Postcard from Hell

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.
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Is America at war within itself? Its history offers alarming and dreadful signals to the whole of the mankind. In slightly over two centuries of its existence, America has fought more than two hundred wars. None seem to have had large scale global repercussions and disastrous consequences as is the unending Bush engineered “War on Terrorism.” Continue reading

Relief in Awaran: Fiction and Fact

Ehsan Mehmood Khan
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The Balochistan province of Pakistan is prone to environmental hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, heat waves, cold waves and droughts. Continue reading

America’s Intelligence Spying Scandal Draws Global Outrage

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.
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From George Bush onward to President Obama, the sadistic politics of the few flourishes in darkness being unable to know the difference between the foes and friends, fair and foul. Continue reading

Drying up Ideological Wellsprings of Arab – Israeli Conflict

By Nicola Nasser*
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Gradually, awareness that de-Zionization of the US and European foreign policy as well as the internal policies of the State of Israel has become a prerequisite for peace in the Middle East is steadily taking roots in Israeli and world public opinion and consciousness.
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Saudis Fight a Lost Battle against Change

By Nicola Nasser*
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The ongoing aggressive Saudi policy for a militarized “regime change” in Syria is more an expression of internal vulnerability, trying hopelessly to avert change outside their borders lest change sweeps inside, than being a positive show of leadership and power, but Syrian developments are proving by the day that the Saudis are fighting a lost battle against change.
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Indian Nuclear Liability Law

By Mobeen Tariq
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Though India’s nuclear liability law is a spoiler in its relations with the United States, one would not hear the latter speak about it. The Americans signed a nuclear deal with India in 2008 in a hope to sell nuclear power reactors and fuel and resuscitate their ailing nuclear industry that has not sold many reactors lately. Continue reading

Drone deaths and dilemmas

Shumaila Raja
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In the United States, the dominated narrative about the use of drone in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool. However, in the light of significant evidence of impacts to own civilians and to US interest, current policies to address terrorism and de-radicalization through drone strike must be carefully re-evaluated. Continue reading

Change: Do we really want it?

Owys Zemir
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ALLAH does not change a people´s condition unless they change what is in their hearts…. [13:11]
A certain friend of mine tasked me to list all the problems facing Pakistan or Pakistanis. I thought it would be a piece of cake, albiet, an exhaustive list of never ending predicaments we are facing. Continue reading

Of M-Theories, God Particles and Multi-universes

By Owys Zemir
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There is a probably apocryphal story, that when Laplace was asked by Napoleon, how God fitted into this system, he replied, ‘”Sire, I have not needed that hypothesis.”-Stephen Hawking: Does God Play Dice?
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Libya almost Imploding, Status Quo Unsustainable

By Nicola Nasser*
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More than two years on since the “revolution” of Feb. 2011, the security crisis is exacerbating by the day threatening Libya with an implosion charged with potential realistic risks to the geopolitical unity of the Arab north African country, turning this crisis into a national existential one. Obviously the status quo is unsustainable.

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How to Protect Humanity from Perpetual Animosity and Wars?

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
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The mankind is fraught with sorrows and pains of institutionalized animosities and wars. When fear of unknown animosities and killings overwhelm the daily thinking process, a society – a nation no matter how normal claims to be, cannot function as normal beings to co-exist with their own self, the surroundings – in the human culture and make any positive contributions to human change and progress. Continue reading

Syria, Egypt Reveal Erdogan’s ‘Hidden Agenda’

By Nicola Nasser*
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The eruption of the Syrian conflict early in 2011 heralded the demise of Turkey’s officially pronounced strategy of “Zero Problems with Neighbors,” but more importantly, it revealed a “hidden agenda” in Turkish foreign policy under the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Iran’s Nuclear Deal: An Appraisal

Ehsan Mehmood Khan
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Following a deal between Iran and 5-P plus Germany over the nuclear issue on November 24, 2013, the US president Barack Obama said, “Today, the United States together with our close allies and partners took an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses our concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear programme.” The deal can be aptly termed as a step-in-decade. The Iran-West thaw has surfaced after a decade long knot over the nuclear issue.
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The Army with a new look

Abid Latif Sindhu
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Malaca, what is malaca, this was the question raised again and again amongst the audience at the change of command ceremony at the army ground near the overwhelming environs of GHQ. The knowledgeable explained it to be a kind of cane found all along the southern part of Indian Ocean, the Rattan Cane. Continue reading

‘Basic Fives’ key to our uplift

A Siddique
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Nothing has changed for the better for the people of Pakistan since the Independence irrespective of the regimes – elected or military. The foremost reason is that basic issues have not been addressed deliberately or due to incompetence, lack of vision and sincerity on part of the ruling elite. Continue reading

Global War on Terrorism is Killing Mankind: Why Soldiers Commit Suicide?

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
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We should be saddened but not shocked when we see the broken men and women return from battles overseas. We should be angry with those who send them to suffer and die in unnecessary wars. We should be angry with those who send them to kill so many people overseas for no purpose whatsoever. Continue reading

Religious Networks are A Diabolic Threat to Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi
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Pakistan could be devoured by the merciless, ignorant and intolerant religious networks, if their proliferation is not checked well in time on war footing level. Pakistan indeed was created as an Islamic state and for the social, political and economic independence of the Muslims of the Sub-continent. Continue reading

Pakistan in Search of New Life

Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD.
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After the scheduled retirement of daily newsmaker Chief Justice Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudry, another favorite General is sworn-in to replace General Ashfaq Kiyani – the outgoing Army Chief and expiry of Asif Zardari’s fraudulent presidency, the intriguing news stunts appear to have subsided. Continue reading

Kerry’s Coup from Mediator to Antagonist

By Nicola Nasser*
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to start his ninth trip of shuttle diplomacy between Palestinian and Israeli leaders on this December 11. However, the bridging “security arrangements,” which he proposed less than a week earlier on his last trip, have backfired and are now snowballing into a major crisis with Palestinian negotiators who view Kerry’s “ideas” as a coup turning the US top diplomat from a mediator into an antagonist.
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‘Major Shabbir Sharif died as he lived’

By Raashid Wali Janjua 
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This is the story of the most decorated war hero of Pakistan recounted through the prism of the fond memories of an equally heroic mother. Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider and Sitara-e-Jurat is a metaphor of courage that needs to be celebrated not only to honour his memory but also to inspire a new generation of heroes.  Continue reading

The Anti-Drone Campaign, and Pakistan

Sobia Shahnaz Aslam Niazi
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The Imran Khan party’s PTI dharna and its bid to block the NATO supplies from Torkham to Karachi has been a failure and ended in earning bad name for Pakistan. Continue reading

The Toll of Drone Attacks on Pakistan

Hamza Ali Babak
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According to a report launched by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism in October the total death toll since the US-CIA drone attacks’ campaign began in Pakistan in 2004 has reached between 2,525 and 3,613. The Bureau stated that between 407 and 926 of those killed were civilians – 16 to 25 percent of the total. Continue reading

The Hypothetical Reality

H J Akhtar
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Pakistan’s lifeline water channels run from Kashmir. The Quaid had aptly visualized this reality and remarked that Kashmir was the main artery of Pakistan. Unfortunately like other sayings of the Quaid, the successive governments disregarded his advice. Therefore we neither understood nor have yet aligned our national policies and priorities in line with Qauid’s vision.
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Missing persons facts must be exposed

Imran Jamali
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From Sibi to Quetta the sight of beautiful train journey has now become unsafe because of attacks by foreign-sponsored terrorists. Of late UNO is concerned about ‘state terrorism’ in Balochistan. But strangely enough it is unable to see violations of human rights and state terrorism of Indian army in Indian Held Kashmir. Continue reading

In the Line of Fire – The Islamists

Zafar Sultan
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The global political and strategic stratagems are fast changing; old rivalries are being put aside and new nexuses forged. The major driving forces behind this change range obviously from economic to political and ideological but the latter reigns supreme.
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Jesus was a Non-white Arab Jew

By Saeed Qureshi
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To claim or believe that Jesus of Nazareth had a white pigment is factually and fundamentally untrue. Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod. According to Saint Luke, one of the gospel writers, Joseph the future adoptive father of Jesus went up from Galilee out of the city Nazareth into Judea. Joseph was engaged with the mother of Jesus Mary and would visit here from time to time.
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How to Produce Abundant Electricity in Pakistan!

By Saeed Qureshi
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I am laying down here a novel way to produce, instant, cheap and abundant electricity in Pakistan. It is merely a brainwave and could be mere fantasy. Here it is.
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Let us beautify Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi
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Our beloved country Pakistan reels under a civic system that is out of sync with the imperatives of a modern society. It is decrepit and utterly inadequate to provide decent, modest and worthwhile living environment to the people of Pakistan. The roads and highways network is not enough to cater for fast growing movement of both travelers and freight. Traveling between the cities and within the cities in Pakistan is hazardous, slow, and unsafe.
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Musharraf Treason and Default Trial of Army

Sumera Mirza
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As the treason case has drawn closer, politicians have grouped among defenders and criticizers. A division amongst the political parties on the Musharraf treason case means a shift in support of the former army chief. Many are of the view that the objectives behind this trial by the PML-N is to make the army subservient to the political government as once this institution is conquered, then the leadership of the party will be able to govern the country the way it wants. Continue reading

Karachi should be handed over to the Army

By Saeed Qureshi
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The assassination of the Superintendent of Police, Chaudhry Aslam, a vanguard and fearless CID police officer fighting against terrorism and lawlessness, through a huge bomb blast, reinforces the gnawing fear that the outlaws were still organized and possess the means and network to put up a defiant combat to the law enforcement agencies including the para military core Rangers. Continue reading

The Saudi Bull in Arab China Shop

By Nicola Nasser*
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Obsessed with the “Iran threat,” which leads to its warmongering in Syria, Saudi Arabia is acting like a bull in a china shop, wreaking regional havoc in an already Arab fragile political environment and creating what George Joffe’ of Cambridge University’s Centre of International Studies, on last December 30, called the “second Arab cold war,” the first being the Saudi-led cold war with the Pan-Arab Egypt of Gamal Abdul Nasser since the 1960s.
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Penetration of foreign TV channels and newspapers: Has our nationalism evaporated?

By Sumi Shaw
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Frustration after working in news channel towards race of just on-airing news while competing the rest of leading channels without any policy of refining and filtering news stuff and let such image of country going abroad along with certain complicated issues like sovereignty concerns has renewed.
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Default Trial of Army

Sumera Mirza
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As the treason case has drawn closer, politicians have grouped among defenders and criticizers. A division amongst the political parties on the Musharraf treason case means a shift in support of the former army chief. Continue reading

Afghanistan-Pakistan-India trilateral ties

Sumera Mirza
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India’s involvement in the internal affairs of Pakistan since its inception to create instability in the country through Afghanistan has remained a core problem in Pak-Afghan relations. India and Afghanistan partnership became a major source of apprehension for Pakistan at both eastern and western borders. Continue reading

The Talk of Town report on Balochistan

Imran Jamali, Dera Rojhan Jamali

The province of Balochistan continues to suffer primarily because of the extremely poor governance record. In the tribal culture the parliamentary democracy has clearly become dysfunctional. The Chief Minister, who is not a sardar himself, is weak and scared of the Baloch and Brahui sardars sitting in his cabinet. He does not even sit at the head of a table lest the other attending sardars get annoyed. His subservience towards his sardar-ministers is the prime reason for ineffective governance.
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Pakistan’s Conflict Transformation

Ehsan Mehmood Khan
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Trade is the backbone of economic security of a state or society. It is the centrepiece in the chain of economy that links the sections of production and consumption. It has remained important all through the history of mankind at macro, meso and micro levels. Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan have a prospect of moving forward with the regional trade as a means to peace and prosperity for the people of this region.
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Was Zia a Saviour or a killer?

Marya Mufty
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A debate in the media has of late been started, which is somehow generating controversy about Pakistan’s nuclear program. The cause of this debate is a recently published small but interesting piece in India Today that includes the comments of Rajiv Gandhi’s special adviser “Behramnam” on President Zia ul Haq’s ‘Cricket Visit’ to India. Allow me to reproduce it here.
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I AM A SOLDIER

Safiya Salman
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Who am I? I was taken from my home when I was in my teens, a young lad of 17 years, to be trained by one of the best in the profession for a whole two years. These two years changed my life forever. They changed my attitude and aptitude for life. A sense of sacrifice and devotion for duty was imbued in my character for the rest of my life. Continue reading

Indian elections – impact on Pakistan

Hina Khalida
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Good and stable neighbours make not only for good borders and security, but also boost economic growth and facilitate development. From the Indian perspective, a democratic and civilian-led Pakistan has multiple benefits. Continue reading

Islamabad careful on Bangladesh elections

Shabbir Hussain Naqvi
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Bangladesh has held its general elections with Hasina Wajid’s Awami League winning the game as the major opposition party led by Khalida Zia boycotted the elections. Jamait-e-Islami has already been banned, well coerced and blemished to offer any political resistance. Continue reading

Don’t stop, Gen. Raheel

Sumera S. Mirza
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Is the end game of the Taliban is to pave way to attain their ultimate goal of converting Pakistan into a Talibanized island that is cut off from the rest of the world? More so it is a battle between the liberal forces that want to revert to Quaid-i-Azam’s egalitarian Pakistan to save it from those extremists who want to capture it and convert it into a Talibanized state of their own.
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Help the lamp twinkle

By Zafar Sultan
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“Give me a good mother, I will give you a great nation”, said Adolf Hitler. Undoubtedly, great mothers produce and nurture great people who in turn constitute great societies and eventually a great nation. Continue reading

Clear heading steps…

Sumera S. Mirza
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Information minister in a recent statement said that parliamentary party would consider whether the newly made Taliban offer is just a political tactical move or they actually want to follow constitution of Pakistan in their lives ahead. Continue reading

Writ of govt in Balochistan with little pace

By Samoo Baloch
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Balochistan, province having its unique geographic importance, hardly witnessed the rest before and after formation of Pakistan. Many factors including international power players, ghastly policies and bad governance had been planting and nourishing unrest in the province.
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State of Cyber warfare between India and Pakistan

Safiya Salman
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Cyber warfare is Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information and information systems. Cyberwarfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal or alter classified data, and cripple financial systems among many other possibilities.
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Failed talks with Taliban – brink of military recourse

Hina Khalida
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Whether it is TTP who does not get impressed or hooked in peace talk offers or inefficiency of federal government of the country to put policy on table to deal with the hazardous issue, peace-talk mantra has surely tore down into million pieces. Continue reading

Reason of increasing military budget

Safiya Salman
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National security is one of the important components of a state, which define its power potential and its standing in the comity nations. Despite multidimensional problems Pakistan has been striving hard to strike balance between national development and defence expenditures.
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Pakistanism vs Terrorism vs Talibanism

Zayane Bibi
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Terrorism has become a handy catch-all word to disguise a multiplicity of deeds and motivations of individuals and groups. This is the time to identify the real enemy. Otherwise the loss will be more disastrous than our expectation. In reality we are losing our friends at home and abroad. Continue reading

Challenges facing Pakistan

Zayane Bibi
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Pakistan is nowadays facing many security problems. There are many threats to its external as well as its internal security. Pakistan is the front line ally on the war against terrorism, and always tries to become good friend of USA since independence but till date has remained unsuccessful. Continue reading

Reformulate Our Balochistan Policy

Zayane Bibi
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In Balochistan the disgruntled continued to carry out attacs overwhelmingly targeting the economic infrastructure in the province, mainly gas pipelines, power pylons and railway tracks. The deaths related to sectarianism are the highest in number. Continue reading

Awaited drone on nation’s morale

Sumi Shaw
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The government is considering for the time being on whether to uphold talks with the Taliban after recent spate of terrorist attacks that graved Pakistan’s security situation, or to take punitive military action against them with full force in retaliation of current terrorist activities. Continue reading

Nuclear Command & Control

By Mobeen Tariq
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Nuclear weapons have immense destructive power and are presumed to be used to deter adversaries and are weapons of last resort. Unlike conventional forces the consequences of using nuclear weapons are grave. That is why their command and control is a great challenge. Continue reading

Cornering a Brave Palestinian Man of Peace

By Nicola Nasser*
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stands now at a crossroads of his people’s national struggle for liberation and independence as well as of his political life career, cornered between the rock of his own rejecting constituency and the Continue reading

Negotiations with Taliban would be Fruitless

By Saeed Qureshi
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There seems to be a slim chance for the negotiating team put up by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to strike a deal with the shrew and battle hardened Taliban and to convince them to lay down arms and join the society as peaceful and law abiding citizens. The sticking point is obviously their focus on a bloody struggle for enforcement of rigid and radical Islamic shariah in Pakistan.
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Droning the economy

Safiya Sulman
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Among other challenges faced by country’s military, foremost is the possible impact of the situation reshaped in Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO/US forces. Continue reading

Counterproductive Reactive Saudi Policies

By Nicola Nasser*
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Writing in The Washington Post on February 27, 2011, Rachel Bronson asked: “Could the next Mideast uprising happen in Saudi Arabia?” Her answer was: “The notion of a revolution in the Saudi kingdom seems unthinkable.”

However, On September 30 the next year, the senior foreign policy fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy Bruce Riedel concluded that the “revolution in Saudi Arabia is no longer unthinkable.”
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Thar Famine – Crisis in national security

Abid Latif Sindhu
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No one can see a near one withering away speck by speck like a sand dune, the westerly wind or rotational pull with desert ecology is sometimes helpless. Man, the dunes are changing places, the distances elongate but the most disturbing thing is the slow and agonizing constant of the Thar Desert, the thari people.
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Another pandora of concerns

Sadia Ayub
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It’s not a new phenomenon that anti-Pakistan books getting in print and adding into Pakistan-US fractured relations more fuel. Carrot and stick tactic is the idiom that has common place in the US-Pakistan relations context. Often deployed in a military context, the phrase refers to aid, weapons and other defense equipment. Continue reading

Strategic Dialogues: For better or for worse

Zayane Bibi
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“Strategic” in Pakistan-US relations means “long-term”. During PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the US, it was decided that there was a need to resume strategic dialogues. Mechanism for these strategic dialogues was decided four years ago. When Pakistan and the US have had many rounds of strategic dialogue in 2009 and 2010, no progress could be made. Continue reading

Nuclear Security: Challenges and Way Forward

Zayane Bibi
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Nuclear security has always been a serious concern of comity of nations. NPT makes all parties to the treaty responsible for implementing nuclear security related regimes. IAEA is the body with a legal mandate to monitor the implementation of various security related regimes. Continue reading

Water dispute between Pakistan and India

Zarwali Khan
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Indo-Pak water dispute has always remain important. Oncethe two country’s separatedin 1947, there were six rivers in the sub-continent by then – Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Bias. Three of them –Jhelum, Chenab and Indus came under Pakistan’s authority but later in 1955 once India captured Kashmir then the construction of dams upon Neelum, Jhelum and Chenab came in full swing. Continue reading

Our Nukes: Challenges and Way Forward

Zayane Bibi
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Nuclear security has always been a serious concern of comity of nations. NPT makes all parties to the treaty responsible for implementing nuclear security related regimes. IAEA is the body with a legal mandate to monitor the implementation of various security related regimes. Continue reading

Another pandora of concerns

Sadia Ayub
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It’s not a new phenomenon that anti-Pakistan books getting in print and adding into Pakistan-US fractured relations more fuel. Carrot and stick tactic is the idiom that has common place in the US-Pakistan relations context. Often deployed in a military context, the phrase refers to aid, weapons and other defense equipment. Continue reading

Nation’s morale is important

Sumi Shaw
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The government is considering for the time being on whether to uphold talks with the Taliban after recent spate of terrorist attacks that graved Pakistan’s security situation, or to take punitive military action against them with full force in retaliation of current terrorist activities. But due to irresponsibility and lack of consensus in the decision making of political leadership, it seems that this issue will keep lingering under the umbrella of consideration. No stepping would actually take place regarding the matter.
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Challenges facing Pakistan

Zayane Bibi
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Pakistan is nowadays facing many security problems. There are many threats to its external as well as its internal security. Pakistan is the front line ally on the war against terrorism, and always tries to become good friend of USA since independence but till date has remained unsuccessful. Continue reading

Reformulate Balochistan Policy

Zayane Bibi
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In Balochistan the disgruntled continued to carry out attacs overwhelmingly targeting the economic infrastructure in the province, mainly gas pipelines, power pylons and railway tracks. The deaths related to sectarianism are the highest in number. Continue reading

Indian influence in Afghanistan

Zayane Bibi
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In 2014 US-led NATO troops will expectedly leave Afghanistan in a vulnerable position.That situation will be abig challenge for the regional countries China, Russia, including Pakistan and India.Regional powers are concerned about the future of Afghanistan and possible instability in the country after US withdrawal by end of 2014. Continue reading

Pakistanism vs Terrorism vs Talibanism

Zayane Bibi
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Terrorism has become a handy catch-all word to disguise a multiplicity of deeds and motivations of individuals and groups. This is the time to identify the real enemy. Otherwise the loss will be more disastrous than our expectation. In reality we are losing our friends at home and abroad. Continue reading

Failed talks with Taliban – brink of military recourse

Hina Khalida
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Whether it is TTP who does not get impressed or hooked in peace talk offers or inefficiency of federal government of the country to put policy on table to deal with the hazardous issue, peace-talk mantra has surely tore down into million pieces. After the Jan 6 Hangu school suicide bomb attack, the nation was rocked by a powerful car bomb blast in Karachi on Jan 10. Continue reading

State of Cyber warfare between India and Pakistan

Safiya Salman
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Cyber warfare is Internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information and information systems. Cyberwarfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal or alter classified data, and cripple financial systems among many other possibilities.
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The Two Incumbents

Owys Zemir
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The winds of change have started blowing this winter. What new blossoms would they cause this spring is yet to be seen. General Raheel Sharif has recently taken over the role to lead the Pakistan Army. Belonging to a martial family with rich Spartan traditions, the new Army Chief is thought to possess the professional and mental acumen necessary for the job. Continue reading

Dr Maalik to show muscles and wisdom

By Samoo Baloch
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Balochistan, province having its unique geographic importance, hardly witnessed the rest before and after formation of Pakistan. Many factors including international power players, ghastly policies and bad governance had been planting and nourishing unrest in the province.
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We’ll pay for indecisions

Nadia Rafiq Butt
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Unfortunately with the start of New Year there is a start of real increase in terrorism in our country. Figures released in the recently published “2013 Pakistan Security Report” by Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) show that some 2,555 terror attacks across the country last year claimed the lives of at least 4,725 people and left at least 7,000 others injured. Continue reading

Musharraf’s case heading towards a Catastrophe!

By Saeed Qureshi
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Barring providential intervention, apparently Pakistan’s former strong man and president Musharraf is in deep waters. Justice Faisal Arab the head of the special court seems to be poised to send Musharraf either to gallows or long imprisonment for high treason charge. Musharraf’s decision to return to Pakistan was entirely ill-conceived.
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Dual standards hence dual policies

Sumera S. Mirza
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Withdrawal of NATO/US forces from Afghanistan has serious repercussions in many ways. From US perspective, way forward in Afghanistan is coupled with unreliable partner and uncertain future. The fate of crucial bilateral security agreement is yet to be decided in the coming months. Continue reading

Balochistan the poorest province of Pakistan

By Humera Karim
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The provincial assembly of Balochistan unanimously passed bills to increase salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and MPAs. Balochistan is the poorest province of Pakistan. According to the report of Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in May 2013, the percentage of Pakistan’s population that lives below the poverty line has increased to 36.79 percent in 2013 against 29.76 percent in 2004-05. Continue reading

In Pursuit of Peace

By: Najeeb Ahmed
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A formal meeting between government and Taliban nominated teams was held on February 6 in Islamabad and a joint statement was also read out at the culmination of the meeting which laid down government’s demand for furthering the peace process giving out five points for future dialogue. Continue reading

Recent upswing to cyber warfare

Hina Khalida
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Updates displays of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that there is no chance for him to have a fair trial in the US under the current laws.According to the BBC, the 30-year-old former NSA contractor, who has been charged with espionage by the US for leaking classified data about the alleged mass surveillance programs, said that his predicament over not having a fair trial was ‘especially frustrating’.The former NSA contractor has been charged with espionage by the US and is currently under temporary political asylum in Russia.
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Safety and Security of Indian N-Installations

Zayane Bibi
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India is the world’s second largest country, with over 1.18 billion of population, which is 17.31% of the world’s total population. Being considered as one of the biggest democracy, India is emerging as a power that is trying to play a global role. Continue reading

Water dispute between India and Pakistan

Zarwali Khan
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Indo-Pak water dispute has always remain important. Oncethe two country’s separatedin 1947, there were six rivers in the sub-continent by then – Indus, Jehlum, Chanab, Ravi, Sutlaj, and Bias. Three of them –Jehlum, Chanab and Indus came under Pakistan’s authority but later in 1955 once India captured Kashmir then the construction of dams upon Neelum, Jehlum and Chanab came in full swing. Continue reading

Nuclear Deal and the after effects

Zayane Bibi
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A historic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was signed in Geneva on Nov. 24 that became possible by months of exceptional secret meetings between US and Iranian officials, considered as a success of P5 +1(refer to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) which concluded after almost five days of marathon negotiations started on Nov 20th. Continue reading

Hidden tactics of dialogue mantra

Zayane Bibi
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Today Pakistanination heard perhaps the most awaited news of the new year, when Majlis-e-Shura of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced their committee to negotiate with the government, including leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Imran Khan, Sami-ul Haq – a cleric referred to as the “father of the Taliban”, Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Sirajul Haq and Continue reading

Can India and Pakistan be Friendly Neighbors?

By Saeed Qureshi
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The incumbent PMLN regime in Pakistan is striving hard to normalize relations with neighboring India. It is bending over heavily backward and ready to go extra mile for a new beginning of peaceful and mutually beneficial relationship with the big neighbor.
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Can India and Pakistan be Friendly Neighbors?

By Saeed Qureshi
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The incumbent PMLN regime in Pakistan is striving hard to normalize relations with neighboring India. It is bending over heavily backward and ready to go extra mile for a new beginning of peaceful and mutually beneficial relationship with the big neighbor.
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Playing Al-Qaeda Card to the Last Iraqi

By Nicola Nasser*
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International, regional and internal players vying for interests, wealth, power or influence are all beneficiaries of the “al-Qaeda threat” in Iraq and in spite of their deadly and bloody competitions they agree only on two denominators, Continue reading

Talking with Taliban: What is at stake?

Bilal Zubair
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Amid constant criticism, the peace talks to end the spree of terrorism in Pakistan are underway. Violence yet unabated, bomb blasts and suicide attacks are continuously rampaging havoc across the country. Continue reading

Vani a Disgraceful and Hideous Punishment for Innocent Women

By Humera Karim
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In Islam woman is referred to be one of the most momentous blessings on the earth globe. The Prophet (pbuh) used to call daughters as the biggest Rehmah of Allah Almighty. In societies across the urban or non urban world woman is without doubt considered an honour for a family. In Pakistan, too, I have witnessed tens of families where their women are regarded at high esteem, respected at par with men and have been offered equal opportunities to shine and grow.
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Same status with different decorum

Sumera S. Mirza
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The pivotal role in the non-proliferation regime belongs to the treaty on the Non-Proliferation Treaty of nuclear weapons (NPT) signed on 1st July 1968. The NPT in force since 1970 is a unique international document in that it prohibits possession of most destructive weapons yet invented by an overwhelming majority of states, while tolerating the possession of the same weapons, for an undefined period, by a handful of states. Continue reading

Balochistan the poorest province of Pakistan

By Humera Karim
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The provincial assembly of Balochistan unanimously passed bills to increase salaries and allowances of Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker and MPAs. Balochistan is the poorest province of Pakistan. According to the report of Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in May 2013, the percentage of Pakistan’s population that lives below the poverty line has increased to 36.79 percent in 2013 against 29.76 percent in 2004-05. Continue reading

Twofold portray of missing persons

Dr Sadia Ayub
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Divide and rule has always been the best strategy to apply and get desired objectives fulfilled. With widening unresolved issues of Balochistan and its government kept blaming the Centre for unresponsive attitude, external elements have got chance to manipulate. Continue reading

Peace talks – Way forward to nowhere

Sadia Ayub
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After such violations before signing any agreement, during the peace talks raise one straight forward question that is why bother talking to the Taliban? Heard one of the peace committee members talking in a current affairs show that because we have stepped in to the dialogue process so we have to pass through it. Continue reading

Opportunities for Foreign Investment and Trade in Pakistan

Sumi Shaw
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While citing the importance of trade in a country’s development, absence of any provision in Constitution of Pakistan regarding trade and commercebrings shock. Being one of the important trade routes of the world, Pakistan has traditionally been a center of exchange for cultures with no such legal provision in the constitution. Continue reading

Perturbing small arm proliferation

Zayane Bibi
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The proliferation of small arms and light weapons is one of the major security challenge currently faced by South Asia, Pakistan in particular and indeed the world in general. The trafficking and varied availability of theseweapons fuel communal conflict, political instability and pose a threat, not only to security, but also toviable development. Continue reading

Nuclear Deal and after effects

Zayane Bibi
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A historic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was signed in Geneva on Nov. 24 that became possible by months of exceptional secret meetings between US and Iranian officials, considered as a success of P5 +1(refer to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) which concluded after almost five days of marathon negotiations started on Nov 20th. Continue reading

Media: Baloch Protest and Tutak Mass Grave

By Zubair Baloch*
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A faint voice echoed from the general Baloch men, women and children of Panjgur, Makran, Khuzdar and Kallat divisions. A couple of weeks ago armed members of the Baloch Students’ Organization Azad (BSO(A) kidnapped Chakar Khan Baloch – a 10-year old student member of its own faction of BSO(A) – and dumped his mutilated body in a plain of Panjgur some days later after killing him brutally. Continue reading

Taliban Peace Talks: How to Make Sense, Out of Nonsense?

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
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Secretive peace talks between PM Nawaz Sharif Government and Taharak Taliban Pakistan (TTP) groups overflowing conspicuous media headlines hardly tell the truth full of hatred and fear of the unknown. Both represent willing suspicion of disbelief that talks could render peace which none have to offer? Continue reading

“Yes we need Nuclear Energy”

BY: MOBEEN TARIQ
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Nuclear revitalization would never ever be transpired if nuclear energy was unsafe. Nuclear energy is a clean, safe, reliable and competitive energy source. As Nuclear energy by far has the lowest impact on the environment since it does not release any gases like carbon dioxide, methane which are largely responsible for greenhouse effect. Continue reading

Egyptian historic breakthrough with Russia, not a strategic shift yet

By Nicola Nasser*
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The recent two-day first official visit in forty years by an Egyptian defense minister to Russia of Egypt’s strongman Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, was indeed an historic breakthrough in bilateral relations, Continue reading

Security of Pakistan’s arsenal

Zayane Bibi
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On this particular premise, Pakistan’s nuclear program has been the focus of discussion in national and international media, think tanks, and officials of global powers. More often than not, foreign state and non-state organizations and agencies raise certain questions and concerns, in one way or another, over the safety and security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets, Continue reading

Pak-China N-Relations: Constraint and Convergences

Zayane Bibi
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Like all other fields, there is good level of nuclear co-operation between China and Pakistan; the civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries is also watchful of the international obligations and is under the umbrella of International Atomic Energy Agency. Continue reading

Who is after Balochistan and Baloch society?

By Rabia Baloch
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As nations started getting spread over the face of the globe, Baloch one of them got their current position in the province of Balochsitan. They have evolved through the courageous phases of evolution– Darwin says the fittest survives. So, Continue reading

Another round of Talks between Iran and US

Zayane Bibi
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The United States and Iran at least agreed on negotiations on a long-term nuclear deal. Reaching an agreement will be very complicated, if not impossible for both the parties. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared again that talks between Tehran and six world powers “will not lead anywhere”. Continue reading

Draped down reality

Zayane Bibi
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Pakistan remained in process of negotiations with Taliban for well enough span of time. It was decided before the start of negotiation that both of the sides will not launch attack against each other during the process of negotiations. It was witnessed by the world that within week of start of negotiations, cinemas in Peshawar were being attacked. Continue reading

Talks mantra of excuse seekers exposed

Sadia Ayub
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Mohmand Agency Taliban Chief Umer Khalid Khurasani has sent a video statement divulging 23 FC soldiers purposed killing, who were kidnapped in June 2010 from Shoonkri Check Post in Mohmand Agency, in order to reciprocate custodial killings of Taliban fighters. Continue reading

Future water scarcity matter

Safiya Sulman
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There are various unfair dealings of India with Pakistan in watersharing. The important point is that water has the potential of becoming a new ‘core issue’ of even greater prominence than Kashmir, and calls for urgent attention as equivalent to terrorism. Continue reading

Security of Nukes in South Asia

Zayane Bibi
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India is the world’s second largest country, with over 1.18 billion of population, which is 17.31% of the world’s total population. Being considered as one of the biggest democracy, India is emerging as a power that is trying to play a global role. Continue reading

Now the operation must be relentless

Alya Alvi
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As the talks with Taliban seem to have failed, thanks to non-seriousness on part of the TTP, the situation is heading towards a grand operation, and the Prime Minister is likely to announce in a nationwide telecast address. On Sunday, Feb 23, the PAF jet fighters bombed militant positions in the Tirah valley, killing at least 38 militants and injuring several others. Continue reading

A Proactive Approach to Counter IED Attacks

Zarwali Khan
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The armed forces of Pakistan have finally come up with a well thought out comprehensive strategy with a proactive approach towards countering the menace of Improvised Explosive Devices commonly known as IEDs, which are easy make at home and frequently used by Taliban to have lethal impact over a bigger than expected population and area. Continue reading

Prevent Influx of more Afghan refugees

Shafqat Sultan and Humera Karim
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True that the Pakistanis being the neighbouring brotherly Muslim nation have their moral obligation of welcoming, helping and looking after those seeking refuge in Pakistan when they have pressing times in their own country, Afghanistan. This Continue reading

Challenges for Pakistan military

Safiya Sulman
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Among other challenges faced by country’s military, foremost is the possible impact of the situation reshaped in Afghanistan after withdrawal of NATO/US forces. This mass military exodus from Afghanistan will shift the burden of security responsibility onto the shoulders of Afghan army and police which is hard to predict whether the Afghan forces will be able to cope with or not. Continue reading

Our military budget compulsions

Safiya Salman
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National security is one of the important components of a state, which define its power potential and its standing in the comity nations. Despite multidimensional problems Pakistan has been striving hard to strike balance between national development and defence expenditures.
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Missing Persons: Other side of the Coin

Rabia Baloch
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The families of the Baloch citizens, teachers, students, labourers, barbers and others who were targeted by the Baloch militants went to Khuzdar Karachi highway and held a demonstration there. I was one of them. The families told media Continue reading

New Security Policy: transforming words into action?

Bilal Zubair
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The government has unveiled initial draft of its new National Internal Security policy (NISP) at a time when Pakistani forces are conducting surgical strikesagainst the TTP hideouts in North Waziristan. Impression emanating from this coincidencereflects the incumbent government’sreadiness to transformpolicy perspective of its futurecounterterrorism strategy into action. Continue reading

In Birzeit, ‘Trigger Happy’ Israel Vindicates Amnesty’s Report

By Nicola Nasser*
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In the Palestinian West Bank town of Birzeit early last February 27, the Israeli (IDF) Occupation Forces (IOF) acted determinedly, under the media spotlights, to feed Amnesty International with a show case study to vindicate the report it released only hours earlier, entitled “Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank,” and to refute the Israeli official diplomatic denial of the contents thereof.
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India’s knee-jerk Reaction against Kashmiri Students

By Saeed Qureshi
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The suspension of 66 Kashmiri students and slapping them with sedition charges for celebrating Pakistan cricket team’s victory against Indian team is patently an uncalled for and outrageous action. Although the sedition charges were later dropped but the local administration is still intent on “investigating other offenses”. It was a knee jerk reaction and could have been avoided by the Utter Pradesh government. Continue reading

THAR FAMINE –CRISIS IN NATIONAL SECURITY

ABID LATIF SINDHU
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No one can see a near one withering away speck by speck like a sand dune, the westerly wind or rotational pull with desert ecology is sometimes help less. Man, the dunes are changing places, the distances elongate but the most disturbing thing is the slow and agonizing constant of the Thar Desert, the thari people.
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Water dispute between India and Pakistan

Zarwali Khan
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Indo-Pak water dispute has always remain important. Oncethe two country’s separatedin 1947, there were six rivers in the sub-continent by then – Indus, Jehlum, Chanab, Ravi, Sutlaj, and Bias. Three of them –Jehlum, Chanab and Indus came under Pakistan’s authority but later in 1955 once India captured Kashmir then the construction of dams upon Neelum, Jehlum and Chanab came in full swing. Pakistani leadership realized the danger associated with the matter. Continue reading

Lord Macaulay’s giggles

Zafar Sultan
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After visiting India in 1835, Lord Macaulay said in a speech to British parliamentarians, “I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief – such wealth I have seen in this Continue reading

Why Do Soldiers Commit Suicide and Global Warlords

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
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Soldiers do not go to fight the unknown enemies on their own. They are indoctrinated and pushed to war paradigm by the political monsters having no knowledge of a war front and who use them as digits and numbers – to compile official statistic, and to support the economy of dehumanization. Continue reading

Syria’s fall out Comes to Pakistan

Hamid Majid Abbasi
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The careful whisper has definitely moved into mainstream and if not curtailed with transparency, the fallout can be immense. The ethic storm of Middle East has started moving into Pakistan, and there cannot be a worse scenario than what we have in hand right now. Continue reading

Solutions for Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi
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Unlike Saudi Arabia and Iran Pakistan is not a religious but a nation state. It should be liberated from socio-religious taboos that hinder its progress and development like other developed nations around the world. It was Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who switched Pakistan then relatively a secular state towards a theocratic state. It was the unbelievable mind boggling somersault that came from a highly modernized, secular leader and proponent of democracy, human rights, equality and liberty.
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Black or White

Sadia N Qazi
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So far the loss of many precious lives has been claimed by the terrorists. Pakistan has lost many souls in this blood bath. If it weren’t for the gallant defense of the Pakistan Armed Forces enduring offensive attacks and conducting counter responses, the country would have been in a much worse condition. Salute to the officers and men of the brave armed forces who are guarding the defenses day & night and for those who lost their lives in the line of duty, in the line of defense.
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Pakistan: Politicians at Crossroads

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja
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To progressive nations, the knowledge and information based 21st century ushers attractive futuristic imagination for change but not so to Pakistan. The Western industrialized nations have produced transformational leadership to envisage change and futuristic advancements – the framework for building a progressive nation. Continue reading

Who Attacked Whom?

Adolf Hitler had said, “The best way to hit the enemy hard is to make its army so susceptible in its nation’s eyes that the nation starts considering their saviours as killers”. Continue reading