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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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Boundary of division and contention: Pashtun psyche must be addressed

By Attaullah Waziri-A border that was a product colonial jealousy and insecurity, the Durand Line divided what can be claimed as one of the world’s largest ethnic tribes, the Pashtuns, into two separate nation-states, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they compete for political prominence today. In the late 1880s, the Amir …

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Opinions: India should question legality of Durand Line between Afghan, Pak

By Satish Chandra-Men coming from Afghanistan move down a corridor between security fences at the border post in Torkham, Pakistan on the Durand Line on 18 June 2016. REUTERS All successive Afghan regimes since 1947 have refrained from granting de jure recognition to the Durand Line. In a welcome departure …

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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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Some stocktaking

By Afrasiab Khattak: The main feature of Pakistan’s 70th National Day was the impressive and colourful military parade that remained the focus of media coverage on 23rd of March this year. The march past was supposed to represent the country’s determination for defeating terrorism, which is a noble and desirable …

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New norms for globalization

By Zulfiqar Shah: UK kicked off the formal process of a new era in globalization. Brexit has been a public opinion on the way world is being globalized. This opinion, sought through referendum, is from the country that has a historical background of colonial diversity. Colonialism itself was a fundamental …

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Reliance on renewable energy–a viable long term strategy for Afghanistan?

By Alias Wardak-Electricity accounts for 18 percent of the total world energy demand with a growing rate of 2.7 percent per year. The International Energy Agency (IEA) views electricity security as “vital to well-functioning of modern economies” since all sectors depend on reliable and efficient electricity systems. Thus, electricity security …

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Crossing closure can’t mar Afghans from celebrating New Year

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-KABUL: Aziz Khanzada, 21, is second year medicine student of Kandahar University. He, like many other Afghans, has arrived in Kabul few days ago to celebrate the New Year with his fiancé. “I’ve done shopping for myself, my family and for my fiancé, but have not seen any …

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Wave of new transition

By Zulfiqar Shah-The recent murder of Indian origin Techie Srinivas Kuchibotls is a violent expression and kick start of what has been bickering up on the backburners of our contemporary times and history. Such socio-psychological developments that ledan American to kill young Srinivas have been rooted in the race and …

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