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Nato has every right to be worried

United States Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of Defence James Mattis are on a charm offensive of Europe now to try and convince the leadership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) and western European nations that the Trump administration remains committed to their joint defence. That the two are …

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Trap of another kind

Every sensible soul is seriously concerned over country’s sliding into a serious debt trap as Pakistan’s foreign debt and liabilities have surged to a record high.The massive rise in foreign debt would badly affect the macro and micro policies of the country and as such one would call upon the …

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A landmark Hindu marriage bill

In a welcome move, the Senate passed landmark Hindu marriage bill on Friday and as such now the Hindu community is set to have a personal law for the first time.The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 bill approved by the National Assembly on Sept 26, 2015 – is likely to get …

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Iran needs to stop interfering

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani undertook a lightning two-nation tour of Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, a trip officials in Tehran said was meant to reset relationships with its Gulf neighbours. On Wednesday morning, Rouhani flew into Muscat, where he had a brief meeting with Sultan Qaboos of Oman. The two …

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Delay in reforms should not be an option

One is really concerned over reports that the government has shelved FATA reforms proposals and one could definitely call for early implementation political reforms to give its people their legitimate rights as equal citizens of the country. As a matter of fact, delaying reforms any longer in FATA will not …

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Terrorists on rampage

It seems terrorists are on the rampage as they have started striking at will across the country. They are not only capable of striking at will but also the attacks they have done are so forceful that indicate that their power and capability. Moreover, the attacks also show their presence …

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Bring On the Special Prosecutor

In light of the stunning events of the past week, the question is not whether the Trump administration’s ties to the Russian government need to be investigated immediately and fully – clearly they do. It’s who will be in charge of that investigation? The Republicans in Congress can’t decide whether …

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UAE has rightfully set its sights on Mars mission

The UAE has never fallen short when it comes to thinking of the future, planning ahead and setting lofty goals for progress and advancement. And at the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai – in the presence of representatives of 138 governments, six major international organisations, as well …

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Real implementation of NAP needed

The series of strikes across the country within recent days has set the alarm bells ringing. There is a sudden rise in terror attacks. Just imagine, as many four bombers have struck within 24 hours on Wednesday alone. It appears terrorists have had enough time to regroup in their ‘safe …

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