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India licking its wounds of 27 February

Members of the India’s parliamentary standing committee on home affairs met on Thursday and expressed concern on security of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. The standing committee was chaired by Congress leader and MP Anand Sharma, and the meeting which lasted for four and half hours had a …

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Aggressive foreign policy

Kashmir issue should not be allowed to slip into the back burner and instead the momentum built up by the foreign office over it since 5 th August 2019 should be maintained at all costs. Our missions abroad, particularly, our press attaches should be made to work overtime. What good …

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Litmus test of the government

As the minutes tick by and 27 th October 2019 draws near and near one can note growing tension in the government’s political circles about the proposed lock down threat of Islamabad by Maulana Fazlur Rehman who is politically shrewd enough to realise that his long march which he also …

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Money laundering is a big curse

There is a remote possibility of recovery and transfer of black money transferred by the unscrupulous element from Pakistan to foreign countries. The recent statement of chairman FBR in this connection is a case in point. He has rightly pointed it out that only 15 percent of the said money …

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Turmoil in Afghanistan

The Afghan government should not have taken exception to the grant of protocol by our Foreign office to a high-powered delegation of Afghan Taliban leaders in Islamabad last week. Isn’t it a fact that those who are in the saddle in Kabul cannot hold a candle to them. More than …

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Retreat from Afghanistan

Time was when the U.S. Marines had landed in Afghanistan to crush the Taliban.Time is when the circumstances have forced the U.S to request the Taliban for a safe passage for its marines as it wants to pull them out from Afghanistan.The ignominy which Washington had faced in North Vietnam …

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Balochistan needs special attention

There are certain things which need immediate attention of the government. Concrete steps on a priority basis must be taken to remove the feelings of deprivation among the Balochistan. Isn’t it strange that Sui gas is the product of that province but we have built its central offices in Lahore …

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