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India’s standoff with China to roil regional peace

Nazia Nazar To some, the China-India border dispute would not trigger a military conflict, as India still remembers the humiliation in 1962 and also during the present standoff; but others opine that the conflict is imminent. India is witnessing its worst-ever border tensions since the Kargil episode with Pakistan in …

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Doing Bad Having Bad

ALI SUKHANVER Indian Army has recently claimed that it has arrested a spy pigeon sent to the Indian territory by Pakistan. Unluckily in spite of wasting a lot of time and resources, no transmitter, no chip could be traced attached with the body of the spy-pigeon and on the pressure …

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69 years of Pak China bond

Reema Shaukat All weather diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan were formally established on 21 May, 1951. Pakistan was the first Muslim country to accept People’s Republic of China. In Sino Indian war of 1962, Pakistan supported China and their relations bolstered because of mutual alignment against India. Cordial relations …

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Combating COVID-19: One Step Forward and Two Backward

Iqbal Khan As we are learning the ropes, approach towards dealing with Covid-19 is becoming pragmatic. Fear of the unknown is shedding and blanket approach is giving way to specific measures. Weakest link has so far been public apathy towards safety measures. This combined with populist approach by a narrow …

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Pandemic and political confrontations

Zaheer-ud-Din Babar The coronavirus is still not under control in our beloved country. Speculations are still ongoing but the uncertainty is still there. In the West, many countries are badly infected and trying desperately trying to overcome this pandemic. The encouraging point is that, in the past, humans have faced …

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Govt Decision To Start Debate Over 18th Amendment

Maleeha Javed Ali Bhatti In past 12 years, Pakistan has observed that provincial Govts are enjoying full autonomy and power because of 18 th Amendment. Federation has very little say in development of provinces. On the other hand, Mafias are taking undue advantage from this situation and are more centric …

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Digital Transformation: Prioritizing Data Localization

Bilal Zika After years of rather stable and predictable growth of telecommunications and software systems, the last decade has witnessed a tremendous shift towards unpredictable and disruptive innovations in every field of life. Today, we are experiencing the true social, political, financial and cultural effects of what is termed as …

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Indian diaspora’s scams and frauds

The financial and visa frauds/cheating schemes planned and implemented by Indian diaspora have been exposed in a report, which states Indians have attained mastery to exploit loopholes in the policies. In collaboration with RAW, some of them indulge in activities detrimental to destination countries. Stewart Bell, a Canadian investigative journalist, …

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Global stamping of Indian religious bigotry

SIKANDAR NOORANI Shocking disclosures about India’s state sponsored religious bigotry in recently released annual report of USCIRF have shocked the world. Commission has recommended US to blacklist India for mercilessly crushing the fundamental rights of the Muslims and rest of the minorities. Discrimination and religious hatred has got a more …

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Doctrine, policy, and strategy: Covid-19 and lessons in business policy formulation

Dr Asif Maqsood Butt Over 3,000,000 cases and the number still grows. Over 200,000 deaths and the number still grows. Over 1,000 daily losses and the number still grows. 1 in 5 businesses at the risk of collapse and big names such as Debenhams, Laura Ashley, Carluccio’s, Flybe, Virgin Australia …

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