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Beijing’s love letter

Beijing’s love letter

27-Apr-17

 

India’s former national security advisor Shivshanker Menon recently rejected the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and sa ...

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Stop typecasting Pakistani artists by origin

Stop typecasting Pakistani artists by origin

27-Apr-17

 

It is commonly believed that once Taj Mahal was completed, Shah Jehan ordered that the thumbs of the chief builders to be cut off, so ...

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De-securitising the Indus

De-securitising the Indus

27-Apr-17

Are we securitising our rivers in South Asia, and, in the process, complicating the issue of water sharing even further? Are the actors engaged in ...

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India’s ‘suicidal’ first-strike hype

India’s ‘suicidal’ first-strike hype

27-Apr-17

The hype about India’s preemptive first strike, nuclear, conventional or combined, against Pakistan’s nuclear assets, just before it is ...

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Pakistan’s corruption curse

Pakistan’s corruption curse

27-Apr-17

“In the above mentioned sorry and unfortunate state of affairs a conclusion has appeared to me to be unavoidable and inescapable that in the ...

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Deconstructing Gen (r) Janjua’s claims

Deconstructing Gen (r) Janjua’s claims

27-Apr-17

Speaking a few days ago at the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in Islamabad, National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Gen (r) Nasir Khan Janju ...

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The ‘mother’ of all judgements

The ‘mother’ of all judgements

26-Apr-17

 

Mother of all judgments seems to be an appropriate description for the split verdict in the mega corruption case involving Prime Mini ...

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Looking for enlightenment post-Mashal

Looking for enlightenment post-Mashal

26-Apr-17

 

The gory incident of lynching at Mardan University has shaken almost everyone who is a humanist at heart. On that dark day, the face ...

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Last men standing

Last men standing

26-Apr-17

 

On 12 April 2017, humanity, a man’s right to life and belief and the passage to peaceful disagreement and constructive dissent, ...

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Murder, we all wrote

Murder, we all wrote

26-Apr-17

 

People are surprised and have been asking as to how this is possible. I am surprised that they are surprised. Looking around, as I wr ...

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There is no new Cuban missile crisis

There is no new Cuban missile crisis

26-Apr-17

 

A recent New York Times headline reads “new Cuban missile crisis on the Korean peninsula.” This is nonsense. There may be ...

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Who is celebrating what in Panama case?   

Who is celebrating what in Panama case?  

25-Apr-17

On April 20, Supreme Court of Pakistan handed down a landmark judgment on the Panama Papers case in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and members o ...

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Indian Union's crisis of federalism

Indian Union's crisis of federalism

25-Apr-17

A diverse group may come together or federate on points of common interest if unity is mutually beneficial. A federal government is one that overse ...

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The changing face of Pakistani dramas

The changing face of Pakistani dramas

25-Apr-17

The most frequently cited criticism of Pakistani drama serials is about the lack of innovative plots. Most viewers find the plots of our drama seri ...

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Pakistan’s inquisitive youth

Pakistan’s inquisitive youth

25-Apr-17

A local Urdu newspaper carried a lengthy feature on Mashal Khan, the student brutally murdered by a frenzied mob of fellow students on false allega ...

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Blair's shadow looms over snap polls

Blair's shadow looms over snap polls

25-Apr-17

One year after Brexit and Britain will be where it should have been last June — going to the polls in a snap election. Yet the winner here is ...

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Bravo, new ISI narrative on Afghanistan

Bravo, new ISI narrative on Afghanistan

25-Apr-17

In his speech at TED Global, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani remarked that an average Afghan listens to three radio stations a day because “the ...

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Robber barons masquerading as politicians

Robber barons masquerading as politicians

24-Apr-17

 

 

A division bench of the Lahore High Court had observed on March 2, 2017 that sugar mills owned by the ruling family hav ...

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The processed reality

The processed reality

24-Apr-17

The true concern of intellect is to investigate the given truth in its totality and negate the reification of thought based on falsification. Inste ...

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In Kashmir, extremism is the real enemy

In Kashmir, extremism is the real enemy

24-Apr-17

 

 

The growth of nationalism or an autonomous Kashmiri identity doesn’t necessarily have to be pursued through a pol ...

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