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Opinion: Implosion?

By Afrasiab Khattak-The deepening contradictions of the post Zia “republic” do not seem to be manageable anymore. The de facto isn’t ready to live with even the semblance of the de jure. The deep state is ready to attack the leadership of every institution that comes in the way of …

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Opinion: Colonial South Asia

By Zulfiqar Shah- After the dismemberment of Pakistan in 1971, and defeat in war with India, Pakistan Army launched a military operation in Balochistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto neither gave orders for Balochistan operation, nor did he tender suggestion for the military action in East Pakistan (now Bangaldesh). It is, thus …

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Opinion: Pakistan Establishment

Pakistan establishment is hegemony of military over civilian sections of establishment By Zulfiqar Shah-If briefed, Pakistan establishment has many layers of political and strategic decision making, governing and coordinating within and between Centre and the Provinces. For example President, Prime Minister, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Chiefs of Army, …

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‘Silence is betrayal; I object’

Rangin Dadfar Spanta-KABUL: When Donald Trump was elected as president of United States, many politicians and intellectuals around the world were shocked. Western political circles, who considered themselves liberal and libertarian for several reason was opposed of his elects. But the fact is that Mr. Trump was headed as political …

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Pakistan: Change of flags

A journey of nations beyond federalism By Zulfiqar Shah-Mohammad Ali Jinnah (M. A. Jinnah), joined hands of Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi (M.K. Gandhi) in the movement for the provincial autonomy in united India during British Raj. Pakistan was realized formally as a viable idea after 1945. The idea of Pakistan, …

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Pakistan: Change of Guards

A journey of peoples that have witnessed crossroads of history  By Zulfiqar Shah-Indus civilization ages seven thousand years. Pakistan is just seventy. Sindh and Balochistan together are the core of the Indus civilization that can be called Sindh civilization. Each brick of Maher Garh, a 5000 BC archeological site of …

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Need for strategic thinking

By Times of India It is time India shifted battle to Pakistan’s soil. Pakistan needs to be targeted where it hurts the country most. The fault lines in Pakistan’s cupboards are many and the most sensitive one being the status of ‘Durand Line’ bordering Afghanistan. The plot behind Pakistan’s plan …

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Transition for Interdependence and unity

How world has been focusing on contradictions, not on the unity of opposites By Zulfiqar Shah-Nations, continents, and their interrelations are the world body politic subsided by the culture. We need to have a leap beyond the faith in the world-order of these steady withering away contours. We have an …

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