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Realising the dream of democracy

Dr Farid A Malik Will our dream of democracy ever be realised? With one free and fair election in 1970 and the only real assembly in 70 years, the democratic track record of Pakistan is pathetic. It is true that this very exercise caused the dismemberment of Quaid’s Pakistan. The …

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Indo-Afghan nexus to malign Pakistan

Malik M Ashraf AS expected, Indian PM Modi utilised Heart of Asia Conference forum to accuse Pakistan, without naming it, of fomenting terrorism in Afghanistan and region. Addressing inaugural session of Conference he said “We must counter terrorists and their masters. We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror …

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India’s intel war in Balochistan

Musa Khan Jalalzai Mr. Rajnath Singh said Pakistan is responsible for the attack. “I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups,” he said. However, on 26 October 2016, Pakistan conveyed to the US that Indian intelligence agency RAW and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of …

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Babri Masjid demolition day

Mohammad Jamil BABRI Masjid was demolished by thousands of Hindu fanatics on Dec 6, 1992. Muslims throughout the world express their grief and observe martyrdom of the mosque every year on this day. More than 2000 people were killed in the riots that broke out following the demolition in many …

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Women and our challenging society

Rameen Khalid Women of Pakistan are facing a lot of problems. The first problem faced by them is that they do not get same rights as those of men. The world cannot go on without men and women and for this reason women should be given rights in our society. …

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Acid-An emerging weapon against women

Syeda Laila Rizvi We live in a country where the cost of a bottle of an acid is cheaper than the treatment of an acid injury. Acid attack is the purposely use of acid to attack another human being to in order to damage, disfigure and to cause blindness in …

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G-global: New format of global dialogue

Muhammad Munir THE current international environment is largely characterized by the influence of a number of factors of instability. Zones of conflicts in various parts of the globe continue to expand, forming a new range of challenges in the global economy and emerging threats of demographic and civilisational nature. An …

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CPEC harbinger of regional connectivity

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Regional connectivity and development of the required infrastructure through cooperative efforts of the participating countries for shared economic prosperity is a visionary concept and recipe for addressing issues related to poverty alleviation and development, as well as ensuring peace through economic interdependence. The leadership of new China …

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Our genetic malfunctions

Call it a manufacturing defect in our DNA or something that is somewhat unique about us, especially in the people of the Indian Subcontinent, we remain fixated to the individuals and tend to idolise them to the extent of obsession. Take the example of the recently retired General Raheel Sharif. …

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Conflict of interest

Zafar Aziz Chaudhry THE present politico-legal landscape of Pakistan has brought into sharp focus the concept of ‘conflict of interest’ which is comparatively new for most people including those who are connected with legal profession. This may be due to the fact that in Pakistan no litigation has ever been …

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