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Plight of Pakistani labors: special reference to Khaadi

By Santosh K. Verma-The June’s last week , Khaadi, a leading fashion brand in Pakistan, and its protesting employees show a picture of exploitation and endless plight of labors in Pakistan There are over a hundred laws that govern Pakistan’s labor market, but all are either out-of-date or ill-conceived. Take the …

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The Terror Problem From Pakistan

By Rahmatullah Nabil and Melissa Skorka-Islamabad has shown no sign it is genuinely willing to end support for proxies like the Haqqani network. With the Trump administration considering how to break the stalemate between Taliban-allied groups and the government of Afghanistan, terrorists detonated a car bomb in Kabul on May …

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Opinion: Transit status of Afghanistan in the region

By Sayed Yahya Akhlaqi-The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, given its ancient history and strategic and geopolitical location in the heart of Asia and on the ancient Silk Route can play a pivotal role in the economic development of the region. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with its unique location is …

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Opinion: The problem in Afghanistan is Pakistan

By Lawrence Sellin—Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve: Regarding a new strategy for Afghanistan, even Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States says that a tougher approach needs to be adopted toward his country: The Bush administration gave Pakistan $12.4 billion in aid, and the Obama administration forked over $21 billion. …

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Defeat Terrorism – End Sanctuaries

By Dr. Zia Nezam,: Former Afghan Ambassador to Vienne, Brussels and Rome Winning the Afghan people’s war against terrorism without wiping out sanctuaries outside Afghanistan is impossible. Afghanistan today is challenged by an upsurge in terrorist attacks. These recent criminal acts have heightened tension within our National Unity government, and …

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REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURES: COMPARING ASIA AND EUROPE

Insights from Anis Bajrektarevic Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Anis Bajrektarevic  –  chairperson and professor in international law and global political studies, Vienna, Austria and editor of …

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Pakistan: The undeclared Jihad factory

By: Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS, Member of the European Parliament The recent ghastly terror attacks in Kabul and London makes me wonder whether such acts of violence are fast becoming the new normal in our lives. Over the last few years, we, as citizens of this world, have grieved for hundreds of …

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The mysterious ban on a life-saving aircraft

Politicians love helicopters, quick-moving aircraft that don’t need a runway and can get you between meetings while others are stuck in traffic. They are also the key to search and rescue at sea and in mountainous terrain. But in Britain and Norway, a ban on a model well known in …

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Kalbhushan Jadhav and the terrible history of Pakistani judicial and military justice

By Shafi Muhammad Burfat-An open letter to the United Nations’ Commission on Human Rights and International law, The International Court of Justice, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, European Parliament, European External Action Service, All the head of Democratic countries of the world and other International Human Rights Organizations. Honorable United …

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