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The Afghan quandary

In response to Taliban’s recent statement, in which the banned militant outfit had expressed its willingness to hold dialogue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has yet again offered peace talks to Taliban to find out a peaceful solution to Afghan quandary. “The government offers peace negotiations to the Taliban without any …

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Root cause of tension

The US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert during her daily news conference on Wednesday said that the India and Pakistan need to sit and deescalate border tensions. “We think that both sides would certainly have to sit down and have talks about that,” Nauert said this while responding to a …

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Prospects of skilled Labour force

Pakistan being the sixth most populated country in the world is blessed with unprecedented human resources. The educated youth bulge particularly the skilled as well as non-skilled labor force of the country with tremendous energy and talent has become a great attraction for the foreign investors. According to Japan External …

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Taliban dialogue offer

The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday expressed its willingness to hold dialogue with US with a view to initiate a process to bring peace and stability in the war-torn country. In a statement posted late on Monday, the Taliban said it “calls on American officials to talk directly to the Political …

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Revamping Act 74

Over the past several years Azad Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a qualitative change in almost every sphere of life. Having the highest literacy rate as compared to other regions of Pakistan the people of AJK have developed relatively a better understanding of political, social and legal issues. The educated …

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The forsaken people

Jammu is the second most populated province of Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir where Muslims, unlike Kashmir valley, live in minority due to certain obvious reasons. According to recent census report Muslims constitute 36% of the total population; however majority of Muslims are mainly settled in Poonch, Rajouri, …

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Indian ceasefire violations

The Pakistan Army destroyed an Indian post after it targetted a minor in Jajot village. The Inter-Services Public Relations said that an eight-year-old boy Ayan was killed in Indian firing along the Line of Control. The army’s retaliatory action killed two Indian soldiers, the ISPR added. Pakistan army’s media cell …

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Afghan refugees’ return

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to bring back all refugees in Pakistan in the next 24 months, saying it will put an end to allegations the displaced community is a source of regional instability. Pakistan hosts an estimated 3 million Afghan refugees and has been pressing the need for …

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Don’t marginalize Pakistan

An extra-ordinary meeting of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, has begun in Paris the capital city of France on Monday. The week-long conference being attended by hundreds of delegations from across …

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