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Wana in the news again

As reported, the Commander Nazir Group, a Wana-based Taliban faction, is, under the guise of a local peace committee, attempting to ban social and cultural activities in parts of the agency and restrict women’s movement. The measures hearken back to the early days of the Taliban takeover in various parts …

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And now the grisly chapter of killings

The bullet-riddled bodies of five more people found on Saturday in Balochistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier. The five migrants whose corpses were found in the district of Ketch near the Iranian border had been killed two days ago. As with the previous …

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Crackdown against street criminals

There is an unprecedented rise in street crimes in the metropolis in recent months. Most citizens of Karachi have either been held up at gunpoint themselves, or have friends or family members who have gone through this terrifying ordeal. In fact, muggers do not have the slightest compunction in pulling …

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Price spiral embarrassing for rulers

The biggest failure of the present government has been on the prices front. A comparison of prices over the period of four years would show that prices of almost all essential commodities have shot up sharply during the period making life of the common man more difficult than ever. A …

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Easy prey for traffickers

The bodies of 15 laborers travelling in Turbat area of Balochistan with plans to cross the border into Iran on their way to Europe is painful reflection on the menace of human trafficking, who play havoc with lives of innocent people. As reported, the human trafficker received Rs300,000 from each …

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A matter of grave concern

The way the religious parties protest has jeopardized the business activities and routine life in the capital is a matter of serious concern. Vexed by a prolonged sit-in at the Faizabad intersection in the capital by activists of religious groups, which has led the administration to close major roads by …

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No solution in sight as yet

One hope that the meeting between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the leaders of Southeast Asian nations can find a way forward, enabling the Rohingya to be better protected in Myanmar, and for the racist onslaught they have faced to be brought to an end. As concern about the …

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Fighting extremism through renewed strategy

There has been steady spike in terrorists’ attacks in the country in recent months, with Balochistan at the centre of such attacks. While it has been effectively checked in the rest of the country, terrorism activity still continues in Balochistan. Last Friday, a DIG Police and two other policemen were …

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No harm in comprehensive assessment of CPEC

There is no denying the fact that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer, but it is also a fact that there still exists need for taking broader view of its impacts on various spheres of the live. A comprehensive assessment is needed for damage likely to be …

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