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Failure on terror front

By Afrasiab Khattak-The 110 pages damning report by Justice Qazi Faez Isa-led Inquiry Commission on Quetta terror attack of August 8 has categorically exposed the hypocrisy and double-dealings of the state institutions in their policy and action on terrorism. The report has been submitted to a three members Supreme Court …

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Mindset or system?

By Dr. Khurshid Alam-Our writers leave no stone unturned to confuse the public opinion according to the wishes of their masters. There are many narratives and counter-narratives about the unjust and undemocratic system in the country. A section of the writers believe that it is the mindset and uniform or …

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Strategic alliance for national freedom and elimination of fundamentalism: An inevitable historical need of the oppressed nations chained in Pakistan

  By Shafi Muhammad Burfat-Its historical need of the oppressed nations chained in Pakistan’s forced annexation (slavery of Punjabi imperialism) to form a single strategic alliance for their freedom and extermination of fundamentalism from the region. This was, too, needed earlier at the time of the elections of 1970, when …

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Raqqa will mark Islamic State downfall

By Manish Rai-United States backed, Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are gradually pushing ahead in an offensive towards Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have wrapped up the first phase of their operation against IS named Euphrates Wrath according to SDF …

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Reaping the whirlwind

By ZAHID HUSSAIN-THE targets may be different but the perpetrators of the two deadly attacks carried out in Balochistan in the space of one month are the same. The responsibility of the carnage at the shrine in Khuzdar as well as the slaughter of police cadets in Quetta have been …

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The Sino-US relations: Recalibration or Repetition?

By Qi Lin0-“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture. Calibrating the contraction of its overseas projection and commitments – some would call it managing the decline of an …

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Afghan-Pak ties: Intelligentsia stress on improved people-to-people diplomacy

By Shamim Shahid-KABUL: The two-day joint conference on finding out ways and means for strengthening of cordial and friendly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan concluded here on Sunday. The participants asked leaders of the two countries to facilitate people-to-people interaction and business activities by removing restrictions and hurdles. Similarly, through …

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Afghan, Pak intelligentsia emphasize on improved ties

By Shamim Shahid-KABUL: Amidst growing tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan, selected people from intelligentsia and other professions assembled at Kabul on Saturday for discussing ways and means for resolving of the tension as well as suggesting ways and means for restoration and strengthening of relations between the two neighboring countries. …

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