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Time to move beyond rhetoric

United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has reiterated his concern over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir where Indian forces have killed at least 20 Kashmiris during fresh wave of violence. “The Secretary-General has expressed and will continue to express his concern at the situation (in Kashmir). “I …

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Kundoz carnage

The recent attack by Afghan air forces at a religious school in the country’s northern Kunduz province had resulted in the death of scores of civilians mainly children who were in attendance at a Dastaar Bandi (graduation) ceremony – an event celebrating young men completing the memorisation of the Quran. …

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The two-state solution

Palestine-Israel conflict has been a major cause of tension in Middle East. The conflict began with establishment of the state of Israel following a bloody war that led to forced exodus of over a half million Palestinian Arabs to flee the area. Palestinians remember 1948 war as “al-Nakba”, the Catastrophe. …

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Kashmir drenches in blood again

The macabre game of death, destruction and bloodbath has been going on unabated in Indian held territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Innocent, unarmed and defenseless people of the territory are being killed ruthlessly by the unbridled trigger-happy occupation forces every now and then. As the state sponsored violence has intensified …

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Political stability

Peace and political stability are largely viewed as the most essential ingredients for maintaining economic development, social order and political stability in the country. However, political stability is critical to sustainable growth and development for it affects almost every aspect of life in addition to the state’s socio economic landscape. …

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Welcome home Malala

The youngest Nobel Laureate of world Malala Yousufzai’s long cherished dream of returning back to her home country–Pakistan has finally come true. The proud daughter of the nation who has been championing the cause of women’s right and girls’ education emerged as a powerful voice at international level after surviving …

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The use of suomotu

In many South Asian States it has been a common practice for the superior courts to use suomotu jurisdiction to establish rule of law besides protecting the fundamental rights of the citizens and interestingly Pakistan is no exception to this. Constitutionally, the supreme court of Pakistan is authorised having every …

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The ISIS hoax

In occupied Kashmir, some important developments have taken place during the recent couple of weeks. Interestingly, both the developments are correlated and interconnected. On the political front, a landmark development was witnessed when the towering resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani voluntarily stepped down as head of a political party and …

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