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Set up fire yourself and then cry FOUL!

The Pathankot air base attack has once again established that the Pak-India peace process built on talks (whether composite or comprehensive) is too fragile to be depended upon. The Indian government as usual is keen to accuse Pakistan of being behind these attacks. The instantaneous effort on the part of …

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This is one country and one nationhood

Even though there is no justification for the leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Government of Sindh to demand that the sphere of authority of the Rangers in Karachi be restricted to the operation against terrorism, abduction for ransom, extortion (Bhatta) and target-killing, and they be barred from …

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Pakistan is once again on crossroads

Modi’s campaign to secure the coveted permanent seat in the U.N Security Council is going great guns. From Moscow he got the necessary assurance of support. Then he came to Kabul to weave some new net of conspiracies against Pakistan. Finally on his way back home he alongwith his massive …

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There is no greater quality than extremism in the cause of goodness

The word extremism is as great a misnomer as the phrase political Islam. One has not to be a scholar of world repute to know that Islam cannot be Islam if it is not political. Islam has three -dimensional message. The first dimension is man’s total submission to one deity— …

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General Raheel Can Do It

After the invasion of Afghanistan by the U.S -led coalition of the western powers, two breeds of the Taliban made the world headlines. One were known as Afghan Taliban who got engaged in the war of liberation of Afghanistan, and it is no ordinary feat of grit, resilience, will and …

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The Dilemma of the Directors and Beneficiaries of the Democracy Project

It is beyond my ability to believe that the Rangers have surrendered ‘obediently’ to the sweet will of Mr Asif Ali Zardari, that they are willing to function as the extended arm of the Sindh government, and that the Army Chief has called it a day regarding his resolve that …

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Can Pakistan afford to have two parallel governments for long?

Some paradoxes, ironies and idiosyncrasies are so shriekingly obvious in our political scenario that even if you try to keep your eyes closed to them, they seldom fail to ring bells in your mind. For example Mr Mushahidullah caused sensation in the country by going on record in an interview …

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Behind the clandestine partnership between the BIG TWO

Today’s Dawn headline is both stunning and amusing. “Government, PPP breathe fire as spat scales new heights.” “Nisar and Qaim Ali Shah exchange barbs over extension in Rangers’ mandate.” It is all stunning because Sindh Government’s defacto boss Mr Asif Ali Zardari (calling shots from his Dubai capital) seems to …

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Imran Khan’s insurmountable Will is his main strength….

Imran Khan’s speech on the occasion of Islamia College Peshawar’s centenary celebrations was so richly pregnant with longings and so intensely impassioned in its delivery that I couldn’t help an urge to compliment him. The crux of his message to the builders and the master builders of tomorrow was: Keep …

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