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Afghan mess: No end in sight

Iqbal Khan AS usual, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has blamed Pakistan for a series of bombing attacks in Kabul during recent days. Instead of focusing on capacity building of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), dysfunctional Afghan government feels it convenient to vent anti-Pakistan venom, and go into another slumber till …

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Politics of MTCR

Beenish Altaf AS India became the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), it is considered by India itself that the membership would be mutually beneficial in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives. Sardonically, this is not correct! India, immediately decided to benefit from its entry into the …

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Hopes for Pak-Afghan cooperation

Malik Ashraf IN the backdrop of the fast-deteriorating relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the latter invariably raising an accusing finger towards Pakistan after every incident of terrorism, the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the SCO summit was certainly an …

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Pakistan and terrorism

Shahid Javed If one follows the press in the West, it becomes apparent that in Europe and the United States, Pakistan is regarded as one of the fountains from which flows a great deal of terrorism affecting these countries. This impression has been created not only in the minds of …

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Hopes from Nawaz-Ghani meeting

Dr Muhammad Khan The unscheduled meeting between Pakistani Premier, Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani on the side-lines of SCO is considered to be a big step forward at a time, where there existed tension in their bilateral relationship for almost over a year. The tense relationship further worsened …

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