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Zarb-e-Azb still outshines

Reema Shaukat On June 15, 2014 Pakistani military announced a wide scale operation against miscreants in the FATA and adjoining areas of North Waziristan after the peace negotiations between the Taliban and the government failed. This military operation was one of its kind against all the terrorists which belonged to …

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International Day for elimination of sexual violence in conflict, and deplorable situation of Muslims women in IOK

SHAHEEN AKHTER In view of 19 June – international Day for elimination of sexual violence in conflict, deplorable situation of Muslim women being targeted by Indian military and para- military forces in IOK must be highlighted to draw attention of International Community. The State of Jammu and Kashmir is one …

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Pakistan’s Innovative Response to COVID-19 Challenges

Minahil Shawal Afridi Research Assistant, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad Pakistan is facing the daunting challenge of fighting the novel corona virus, a deadly pandemic that has hit the entire world. The government of Pakistan has fortified its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The spread …

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Effects of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents

Saima Yaqub CGSS Ambassador, Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad INTRODUCTION The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in December 2019 started in China and it was declared a pandemic in March 2020, by World Health Organization. It has affected more than 200 countries around the world with …

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India: Spoiler of Peace in the Region

Afia Ambreen It is an open secret that India is unabatedly meddling in the internal affairs of neighbouring countries through RAW. Countries that surround India, such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bagladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma are nowhere at par with India, be it in their size, population, economic development or …

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Sino-India Border Tensions Intensify

Sajjad Shaukat In the recent past, India and China held military-level talks to resolve the current border issue in eastern Ladakh peacefully. But, no breakthrough occurred, as on May 5, this year, drastic tensions arose between New Delhi and Beijing, taking both the countries to the edge of war. In …

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Escalation in China, India border conflict

Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Jose Saramago once said that “It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power”. The China-India border dispute has still not been settled, and though the ground realities show that the two parties claim that, sooner or later, the negations …

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Zarb-e-Azb – a success story of valiant Armed Forces

Six years ago, Armed Forces of Pakistan had successfully launched operation Zarb-e-Azb on June 15, 2014 to clear the North Waziristan of al-Qaeda linked and banned TTP militants. Peace and national integration we see today is the result of the efforts and sacrifices of valiant armed forces of Pakistan. After …

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Defence Budget and misconceptions

Raja Javed Ali Bhatti Amid so many speculations about the budget allocations for defence, the luxurious lifestyle of officers and so many myths. Without giving minute details, lets clarify a few misconceptions which are being propagated by those who work on agendas and pollute the minds of others, while trying …

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