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India’s Punjab National Bank Scam

Sajjad Shaukat Last year, the BJP-led Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced economic reforms, claiming that the country’s economy was in a strong position. Encouraging public investments in infrastructure, strengthening the banking systems and catalyzing private investments were key highlights of the policy. The government said that General …

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Hussain Haqqani maligns Pakistan again

Mohammad Jamil Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, has written at least three books to malign Pakistan; and recently he launched another book titled ‘Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State’. To many, he is a compulsive detractor of Pakistan; rather a traitor; of course the court will …

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Our dead woods & war on terror

ABDULLAH MUSTAFVI Chief Justice of Pakistan very rightly pointed out the flaws and follies in existing judicial system . Definitely , whole rotten system needs a major overhaul . Flaws in criminal investigations and errors in closely linked judicial procedures heavily damaged the overall impact of war on terror as …

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Was Hussain Haqqani Worth to be a Pakistan Diplomat?

Atta Rasool Malik Hussain Haqqani, Pakistan’s former diplomat to US from April 2008 to Nov 2011, has appeared to be more loyalist to US and less stalwart to Pakistan in last many years. In Pakistan diplomatic corps he is better known as ‘Washington’s ambassador to Pakistan.’ He, particularly played a …

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Cold War between India and China

C. Andrew Evidently the relationship between China-India has been strained due to border disputes and economic competition that have led to strained relations but actually it is the desire to dominate the south Asian region. The formal ties between the two countries began in 1950 when India was among the …

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Need to re-activate Radio Pakistan

Radio Pakistan has been a victim of utter neglect of successive governments in the country since long. It is a pity that almost all the governments in this country have been meting out step-motherly treatment to it soon after the advent of TV in this country in early 1960. One …

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Pakistan Navy – A Multi Dimensional Force for safeguarding the country’s maritime interests

Another significant addition to our maritime interest is the development of Gwadar Port and CPEC Project for which Pakistan Navy stands prepared to shoulder enhanced responsibilities Pak Navy’s indigenous ventures range from ships and submarines construction to the development of latest weapons and sensors The Pakistan Navy is a multi-dimensional …

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Doctrine, Policy, and Strategy: What the hell are all these about!

Saad Masood For years, one has heard the words doctrine, policy and strategy bandied about in the English press as well as the vernacular media. Row upon rows of politicians, bureaucrats, commentators, news anchors and seasoned journalists have used these words interchangeably to fit their need and without even thinking …

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Demand for separate Administrative Unit in Punjab on the rise

Tariq Hashmi After the recent resignation of Eight MNAs of PML-N from Southern Punjab a demand for separate Administrative Unit is again getting stronger, although the demand is not new from the deprived people of Southern Punjab and they are repeatedly demanding this unit since long but due to certain …

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India- a fit case for FATF probe

ABDULLAH MUSTAFVI How strange is the fact that all is not well in India which pretends to be the largest democracy of the world and a staunch drum beater of strict checks upon non transparent financial transactions to curtail the probabilities of terror funding. Most of the talks against terror …

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