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Dear America Leave Us Alone

The logic behind the U.S bid to get its new ally India in the strategically crucial Nuclear Suppliers Group is so marred and irrational that one can only lament at the double standards of the Washington of the recent times. It is being argued by the policy-makers of America that …

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Who is in command?

The joint Civil-Military leadership summit at the GHQ can easily be regarded as unique, extraordinary and unprecedented. What has been established through this meeting is that in the absence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, all authority lies with those who run the GHQ. It is not because the GHQ or …

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The story of a prime minister who has removed the difference between Farce & Reality

The forlorn people of Pakistan should heave a sigh of relief at seeing their ailing Prime Minister back on his feet, ready to sprint and show to the world that nothing does it like a healthy love for power. And the term power I am using here is in a …

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Someone in our country has shown spine to say No to Washington

Army Chief has declared that simply to condemn drone attacks isn’t enough. Condemnation is too small a word for what drone attacks mean. They amount to challenging our sovereignty and will be stopped to uphold the country’s integrity. This statement has come timely, and has certainly voiced the feelings and …

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Pakistan needs iron-willed leadership, not a person we can call Prime Minister

Pakistan is going through very testing times. Its Chief Executive has just gone through an “Open Heart Surgery”, and four bypasses were needed to put him on the road to health. Allah has been kind to him and his family as the critical operation has been quite successful. But that …

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A government manned by traders, both of goods and consciences

American spokesman Mark Toner in his daily briefing practically has declared war on Pakistan. He has stated that the U.S will keep on targeting terrorists wherever they are found (including Pakistan) and will expect Pakistan to take action against all ‘varieties’ of terrorists— specially those whom Washington pinpointedly declares fit …

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A tale of two happy brothers and one anguished country, called Pakistan!

More than ever Pakistan today needs a well-defined America Policy, a rational and realistic Iran Policy, a fact-based India Policy, a deep-rooted Arab Policy, and a dynamic as well as pragmatic overall Foreign Policy. The recent events have enhanced this need quite ‘drastically’. Among these events the recent U.S-claimed drone …

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