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Deepening Saudi-Pakistan ties

Arab News MUHAMMAD WAQAS Historically, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed a deep and longstanding bond based on their common geopolitical interests and a large number of expatriate Pakistani workers in the Kingdom. The visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, deputy premier and defense minister, to Pakistan is …

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Let Kashmiris Talk

Syeda Mazhar The increasing illusion of the improvement in the Pakistan India relations, or rather between the respected Prime Ministers has made the International world hopeful about the succeeding resolution of the pressing issues. The 65 year old Kashmir Issue has long been delayed to be addressed now, seems to …

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From Tashkent to Lahore: A Tale of Broken Promises

Sarah Khan Pakistan and India share a long history of broken promises, false hopes and suspended peace dialogues. Since 1947, occasionally leaders of India signed peace agreements on Pakistan’s proposals but none of these agreements could bring peace among the two neighbours due to extremist ideology followed by Hindus. Whenever …

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CPEC -Invigorating the National Maritime Sector

M Azam Khan On August 12, 1973, the National Assembly elected Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto as the country’s Prime Minster. A month later, on September 19, the elected Prime Minster arrived at the White House on a state visit. In warmly greeting the visitor, President Nixon declared, ‘the independence and integrity …

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Under the Cover of Pathankot Episode?

Sajjad Shaukat In the aftermath of the terror attack at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot, on January 2, this year, which resulted into the death of six militants and eight personal of the Indian security forces in a four day’s gunbattle, India has been pressurizing Pakistan by saying that …

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India Exporting Terrorism in the Region

Sarah Khan South Asian states especially those bordered with India have been suffering at the hands of terrorists, insurgents, extremists and separatists since decades. India, an extremist Hindu ideological state remains the exporter of terrorism in its neighbouring countries. Almost all neighbours of India to include Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, …

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Modi-fied but not transformed

The Economist Yet again, terrorist attacks jeopardise reconciliation between India and Pakistan IN THE recent history of relations between India and Pakistan, it has seemed an immutable law: that any apparent political breakthrough will be followed by a terrorist atrocity in India blamed on agents of the Pakistani state. The …

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China’s Expected Role in Resumption of Afghan Peace Process

Mehboob Akhtar The emergence of an increasingly powerful China could be among the most momentous global developments in the 21st Century. The Chinese booming economy, heightened trade competition, increased military power, and growing assertiveness all affect the United States and the existing economic, political and military world order. Perceptions of …

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Pathankot Episode

Mubarak Ali Baloch A couple of days back Indian Air Force base at Pathankot came under attack. Armed attackers sneaked inside the installation while wearing army uniforms as claimed by Indian security forces. Precursor to airbase attack some unidentified armed culprits had snatched official car of Superintendent of Police Gurdaspur …

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Inept Handling Of Pathankot Operation

ALI SUKHANVER Whatever happened there at the Pathankot Air Base is certainly the worst example of terrorism and this act of terrorism has been strongly condemned by everyone including Pakistan. It is the need of time that precautionary measures must be taken to avoid repeated occurrence of such incidents in …

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