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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and peace building in Kashmir

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and peace building in Kashmir

28-Apr-17

Dispute resolution mechanisms anchored on economic interdependence and developing mutual economic vulnerabilities have delivered even in the case o ...

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The cat is still in the bag

The cat is still in the bag

28-Apr-17

It was a day of reckoning. The political temperature was at an all-time high. The verdict was about to be announced. The politicians were waiting f ...

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Road to development: women’s empowerment

Road to development: women’s empowerment

27-Apr-17

It is the accepted reality that women’s empowerment and their economic participation are indispensable for the development of a nation and gr ...

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The British Muslim: chasing shadows

The British Muslim: chasing shadows

27-Apr-17

The acceptability of Islamophobic rhetoric has clearly become more commonplace in Western politics, perhaps best exemplified by Trump’s Musli ...

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Managing diversity: a collective failure

Managing diversity: a collective failure

26-Apr-17

Pakistan is beset with multiple deep-rooted challenges. While poor economic growth, security and energy crisis are commonly cited as key issues, th ...

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Netanyahu finds friends in Australia

Netanyahu finds friends in Australia

24-Apr-17

Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent Australia visit was widely commented here, with the media highlighting its special significance as the first ever ...

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Be curious, crazy and mad

Be curious, crazy and mad

24-Apr-17

In Pakistan, no one is ready to listen to others’ views and honour human life.  We are becoming brutes and executioners. No one has the ...

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Pondering your paycheck? Disengage your self-worth from your salary

Pondering your paycheck? Disengage your self-worth from your salary

22-Apr-17

The envelope lies patiently across the keyboard. You shove into the laptop bag and get on with the day.  Later, while pulling out the laptop, ...

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And then they came for me…

And then they came for me…

22-Apr-17

No matter how much I try to tell myself, I cannot stop thinking about it. The recent lynching of a university student in Mardan has suddenly made m ...

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US’

US’ "strategic patience" on North Korea

20-Apr-17

The Korean Peninsula is getting tense as the clouds of uncertainty gather. The United States is coming with a tit-for-tat response to tackle the pr ...

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Importance of book reading

Importance of book reading

20-Apr-17

The dying trend of book reading is not only a matter of great concern but also a reason for the abundance of superficial knowledge in our universit ...

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BMD and MIRV technology in South Asia

BMD and MIRV technology in South Asia

20-Apr-17

China, India and Pakistan share a history of military confrontations. A number of dynamics like conventional asymmetries, nuclear offensive and def ...

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A village mourns 37 lives lost one Friday

A village mourns 37 lives lost one Friday

19-Apr-17

“One Friday morning of September 2016, our friends decided to hold a cricket tournament in our village Pae Khan. On the day of the final matc ...

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Has Trump softened on China?

Has Trump softened on China?

19-Apr-17

Even though China was right, left and centre of Trump’s withering criticism as a presidential candidate, his opinion has toned down since he ...

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India’s foreign policy ambitions and capabilities

India’s foreign policy ambitions and capabilities

17-Apr-17

The implementation of an effective foreign policy requires clear vision about self and pragmatic understanding of the prevailing international envi ...

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Sargodha shrine massacre

Sargodha shrine massacre

17-Apr-17

Twenty people were murdered by a shrine custodian near Sargodha city a few weeks ago. The gruesome incident took place in Ali Muhammad Gujjar A ...

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Combating terrorism in Pakistan

Combating terrorism in Pakistan

16-Apr-17

Terrorism is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s progress. Its roots can be traced back to 1979 when there was an effort to force Russia to leav ...

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The blasphemy conundrum

The blasphemy conundrum

15-Apr-17

The ideological fervour in Pakistan has reached its apex once again, resulting in yet another sad episode of mob lynching of Mashal Khan, a student ...

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Killing in the name of cow

Killing in the name of cow

15-Apr-17

India is experiencing a new wave of communal tension as ultra-nationalist Hindus try to ban Muslims and Christians from consuming beef and other ty ...

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My Venetian adventure

My Venetian adventure

14-Apr-17

Travelling has always been a passion for me with numerous cities and countries visited around the world, as mentioned in my first travel diary on S ...

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