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India-Afghanistan and Taliban

The disclosures of Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan about Indian and Afghan spy agencies’ involvement in aiding TTP in terrorism activities in Pakistan is an eye opener. It is a fact that India has always used Afghanistan in its sinister activities against Pakistan. Unfortunately, successive governments in Afghanistan, with very few …

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A matter of great concern

It is very disappoint to note that after assuming power, the PML(N) government has borrowed over dollar 3.3 billion from foreign commercial banks in addition to dollar 4.5 billion by issuing dollar-denominated Euro and Sukuk bonds in the past three years. It is now reported that Pakistan may borrow another …

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Threat of another kind

Massive flooding displacing millions, prolonged heat waves with temperatures averaging above 38 degrees centigrade, ravaging hurricanes and deluges caused by excessive rainfall are common features in Pakistan now. Climate change affects have been becoming more evident and adverse with the passage of time and the irregular pattern of snowfall in …

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Pak-Iran trade ties

Iran and Pakistan are time-tested friends and the two have long history of cordial relations. Time has come to exhilarate trade ties between the two friendly neighbours. In this backdrop, the recent trade agreement between two is a happy augury. The objective of the recent agreement is to provide a …

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Electoral reforms and women

A proposal to order re-election in any constituency where women have cast less than 10 percent of the vote has been under discussion for a while now but is being resisted by the JUI-F and the Jamaat-i-Islami. Both parties claim that the measure is akin to forcing women to vote …

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Kashmir continues to bleed

The holding of the by-election, the demonstrations all across Kashmir and the occupying army’s treatment of twenty-seven year old shawl weaver Farooq Ahmed Dar has shown that the yearning for liberation is as strong as ever but that the Indian security forces have reached new levels of callousness. The turnout …

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A menace that needs to be eliminated

For the umpteenth time a Sindh minister has promised to shift the illegal inter-city bus terminals from the city to three terminals at the city’s main entry points. Transport Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah gave the assurance on the floor of the provincial assembly on Tuesday last while answering questions …

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Energy woes multiply

As the summer is upon us, the power outages have become a norm every two hours in urban areas. The situation is much worse in the rural parts of Pakistan. Given this, the government’s confirmation of its load-shedding plan for the summer months offers little respite to those already suffering …

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Nawaz yet not out of woods

Finally, the Supreme Court has announced the 540-page verdict in the Panama-gate case, ordering formation of JIT to continue Panama-gate probe. Though the PM supporters are celebrating the decision, yet the decision has not given a clean chit to PM and his family and as such he is still not …

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