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The Kabul massacre

By Afrasiab Khattak-The bloodbath in Kabul on May 31 will never be forgotten. Like a terrible nightmare it will haunt the memory of generations to come, not that Kabul had not seen atrocities before. Unfortunately, Afghan blood had callously been shed by both foreign oppressors and local warlords at different …

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Culturally globalised

By Zulfiqar Shah-Neither languages, nor nations are pure. We together are inter-woven. This is the second foundation for the contemporary globalization. Anglicans are colonized in North America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. Spanish, French, Portuguese-Dutch are colonized in South America, North America, Africa, and Asia; linguistic Slav connectivity with East …

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The unfair war on Afghans

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-Brothers, father, wife, students, colleagues, friends and acquaintances participated in mourning of Rahmatullah Haseeb Nasiry, a lecturer of the American University of Afghanistan, who was killed in the Wednesday’s truck bombing in Kabul. Nasiry was the father of a two-year old girl.   On Wednesday truck bombing, about …

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Kabul city has became a military base, it looks like a prison

By Zahidullah Jelani-Over the past decade, Kabul has become one of the world’s fastest-growing cities. The falling of the Taliban in 2001 and the hope of reliable security and economic possibilities attract many Afghans to move here, people displaced by fighting in the countryside, refugees returning from Pakistan and Iran, …

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Opinion: Pakistan at the crossroad of ideology

By Zulfiqar Shah-In 2013, Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan declared Mohammad Bin Qasim ‘First Pakistani’. Later on in 2013, Pakistan Army Chief General Pervez Kiyani while addressing the army men said that Mohammad Bin Qasim is the ‘First Pakistani’. Apart from the dissents concerning historical and contemporary narratives about Pakistan, it is established …

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Opinion: Sindhi beyond the borders

By Zulfiqar Shah-Sindhi of all faiths and paths, reside in all continents. There are Sindhi that are historically submerged in some nations, like in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sindhi who are now indigenized there with the tribe or clan name Al-Sindi. Some Sindhi families are submerged in Java and Sumatra …

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Opinion: A heated neighborhood

By Afrasiab Khattak-Last Monday, Iranian General Mohammad Albaqiri, warned Pakistan of attack inside her territory to destroy what he called terrorist sanctuaries. The threat came about two weeks after Jaish ul-Adl (Army of Justice), a Sunni militant organisation, with a history of launching attacks in Siestan-Balochistan of Iran, accepted the …

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Opinion: A wrong path

By Ambassador Dr. Zia Nezam, Former Afghan Ambassador to Vienne, Brussels and Rome Making the elimination of ISIS and Al Qaeda the highest objective of the US-led coalition and seeking to compromise with the Taliban and Haqqani terrorists is the wrong path to peace to Afghanistan. The main cause of …

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Opinion: Sindh and Balochistan: Sociological polity

By Zulfiqar Shah-Sindhi and Baloch today have transformed into modern social and cohesive entities, as they were historically however the linguistic, ethnic and sub-cultural additions that were resulted by the Partition of British India, (after the creation of Pakistan) initiated the process of integration in the societies. Politics is patchy …

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