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In focus: rights and accountability

In focus: rights and accountability

21-Apr-17

Earlier this week, Pakistan completed its first review of its implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degra ...

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Pakistan's Earth Day

Pakistan's Earth Day

21-Apr-17

Billions of dollars of taxpayer and international donor cash have been spent on nature conservation and natural resource protection in Pakistan ove ...

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Look out, danger ahead

Look out, danger ahead

21-Apr-17

 

In Monday’s meeting with the visiting US National Security Adviser – the COAS, Gen Bajwa, strongly rejected allegations o ...

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The Jadhav identity

The Jadhav identity

21-Apr-17

Once upon a time, not too long ago, espionage was a more civilised business than it is today. Spies were mostly thieves, after all. Soviet spooks s ...

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Expand cross-LoC interaction

Expand cross-LoC interaction

20-Apr-17

Both India and Pakistan seem to be caught in a dialogue trap. With numerous composite dialogues since the 1990s, both countries are engaged in what ...

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A citizen-led movement needed to fix society

A citizen-led movement needed to fix society

20-Apr-17

 

 

The mob lynching of Mashal Khan, a university student in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), on trumped up charges of blasphemy ha ...

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Combating development perils

Combating development perils

20-Apr-17

 

China’s economic growth over the last two decades is often referred to as a development miracle. When it embraced a free-market ...

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Mashal's killing signifies inhumanity of our times

Mashal's killing signifies inhumanity of our times

20-Apr-17

“My wife said to me this morning that she had spent her life taking care of her son. Those who killed him have wasted all that long struggle, ...

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Taking stock of Pakistan’s social problems

Taking stock of Pakistan’s social problems

20-Apr-17

 

 

With China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the wings and a successive democratic government about to complete its ...

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Time to invest in teacher training

Time to invest in teacher training

20-Apr-17

Educational institutes represent a conundrum for the Pakistani state. Not that there is a dearth of them, no, not at all. But rather the problem li ...

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Calm before the Panama storm

Calm before the Panama storm

19-Apr-17

 

Whether the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case will be remembered for centuries favourably or adversely will de ...

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From Mardan, with love

From Mardan, with love

19-Apr-17

The city of Mardan has never failed to surprise — especially in matters pertaining to heart and soul and in affairs related to the quest for ...

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Is critique of Malala really just conceit?

Is critique of Malala really just conceit?

19-Apr-17

Westernised, elite, home-breakers as well as Zionist and RAW agents — none of these accusations are new for women’s rights activists. S ...

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Jadhav sentence: Indo-Pak ties in spotlight

Jadhav sentence: Indo-Pak ties in spotlight

19-Apr-17

Last Monday, a military court sentenced Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav to death over spying for Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RA ...

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Mapping intolerance

Mapping intolerance

19-Apr-17

The recent harrowing incident in Mardan where a student was lynched over allegations of blasphemy has once again triggered bouts of soul searching ...

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Who killed Mashal Khan?

Who killed Mashal Khan?

19-Apr-17

Who killed Mashal Khan? It was a mob of over 4,000 students of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University. These were members of the post Ziaul Haq ...

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Mashal Khan: let’s not ignore state culpability

Mashal Khan: let’s not ignore state culpability

18-Apr-17

As it became clear that Mashal Khan had not actually committed the blasphemy he was murdered for, Pakistani officialdom finally deigned to admit th ...

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Unwarranted opposition to CPEC — II

Unwarranted opposition to CPEC — II

18-Apr-17

It is important for the federal government to reach out to people in Balochistan who may be adversely affected by the China Pakistan Economic Corri ...

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Legal aspects of Jadhav’s sentence

Legal aspects of Jadhav’s sentence

18-Apr-17

The recent verdict given by a military court in Pakistan sentencing to death Indian Naval spy Lt Commander Kulbhshan Jadhav for espionage and sabot ...

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Unconventional budget proposals — II: Some essential tax reforms

Unconventional budget proposals — II: Some essential tax reforms

18-Apr-17

The administration of a tax system requires skills and qualification that seem to missing at the top-level in Pakistan.

No doubt, the Federa ...

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