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How US coerced Pakistan into war on terror

After the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, the next big event that took place was the occupation of Afghanistan by the Soviet...
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Saudi Arabia denies Netanyahu’s visit, aviation data tells a different story

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan denied Israeli media reports on Monday that a meeting occurred between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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CSS: Why are dreams of thousands shattered every year?

There is no question on the credibility of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC); also no scandal has surfaced in the last many years...
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Five scientists from University of Haripur ranked among world’s top 2% scientists

Quality education plays a key role for the development of any country. Success of a country may depend on its educational level. Higher education is...
Afghan peace efforts

Op-ed: Imran should make Afghan peace efforts conditional to RAWs push-out

Pak-Afghan relations have hardly remained friendly. Right from day one, Kabul maintained an unfriendly posture. Pakhtunistan stunt and non-acceptance of Durand Line as an...
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Macron is doing to Muslims what the Nazis did to the Jews

Pakistan’s minister for human rights has accused Emmanuel Macron of his treatment of his country’s Muslim population like Jews in Nazi Germany after the...
Iran relation

Great power rivalry: Should Iran choose China, Pakistan over India, US?

The three regional giants, Pak-China, and Iran with the three regional zones, South Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East have a pivotal role...
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Is China ready to be world hegemon?

President Trump, hopefully outgoing, was not an out-and-out failure for his electorate. Yet, he was shown the door.He had many feathers in his cap....
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Kashmir: an unresolved question on UN agenda

Despite being a nuclear power, Pakistan did not retaliate to India’s ‘surgical strikes’ and ‘annexation’ of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir State in its...
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India aims to dilute Muslim majority in Kashmir with Hindu settlers

Hailing from a hardline Indian nationalist and conservative group (RSS), Narendra Modi was elected as the prime minister of India back in 2016. RSS...
Pakistani children

Op-ed: Innocent children in Pakistan at mercy of lustful men

The vulnerability of Pakistani children Saeed-ur-Rahman, a kid from Landhi, a poor suburban locality of Karachi, was canned on hands by his teacher daily while...
Kashmiri

How Indian rule has undermined the potential of Kashmiris

For centuries, the Kashmiri have been ruled over by the Afghan, Sikh, Dogra, and the British. Some rulers had been nice, others nasty. The...
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China subtly pressuring Iran to reduce Mideast tensions

Public debates about China’s Middle East policy are as much internal Chinese discussions as they are indications of where Beijing’s thinking is going and...
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Will Biden seek de-escalation with America’s rivals?

A considerable advantage that China enjoys over its Western rivals, principally the United States, is the country’s rebuffing of neoliberal globalisation. Under its present...
Kashmir

Op-ed: How India distorted the truth to control occupied Kashmir

In his memoirs, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, former chief of India’s premier intelligence agencies, Research and Analysis Wing (and Intelligence Bureau) makes no bones...
Muslim Ummah

Withering unity of Muslim Ummah

Conferring upon Narendra Modi, the highest civil award by the UAE government nearly one year back in August 2019, amid a situation where Modi...
Governance System in Pakistan

Borrowed governance system of West not fit for Pakistan

Pakistan is a democratic ‘constitutional republic’. In simpler words, Pakistan is a democracy that is supposed to function according to the institutional framework enshrined...
Ban Muslim Leagues

OpEd: Ban factions of Muslim League to restore ‘Vote ki Izzat’

As a Muslim league child, I am appealing to the Prime Minister (PM) to ban all factions of the Pakistan Muslim League for repeatedly...
Electronic Media

Is the Pakistani electronic media in need of help?

Media is one important institution in Pakistan just like any other country; Pakistan’s electronic media has played an important role after 2002. In recent...
PML-N CPEC

How PML-N’s anti-establishment narrative is quietly harming CPEC?

Did Ayaz Sadiq, as a repository of national interest and secrets, cross red lines? Most probably yes. Did his message synch in with the...
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Pandemic jolts governments away from Neoliberalism

The last time the world saw an economic recession of this magnitude was during the Great Depression of the 1930s, which exposed the limit...
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Social Media: Regulation Challenges for Pakistan

With the advent of the digital age and a technological revolution that has accompanied it, the space enjoyed by traditional media for the flow...
BECA

Pakistan’s strategic options after Indo-US Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement?

Days before the US elections, a significant development has occurred between India and the US, which will affect the strategic stability of the region....
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Goodbye Trump! View from Beijing!

After “four dark years”, and three days of uncertainty, it is time for President Trump to bid the Oval Office farewell.The whole world watched...
New Man in White House

Biden: New Man in the White House; Pakistan’s way forward?

Elections 2020 have stained the American democracy, and the toxic political divide will continue to polarize the US politics for an indefinite period –...
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“A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat airfoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction...
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How the US ‘establishment’ influences Trump’s policies

Following their first-ever rendezvous in Singapore in June 2018 and a “bromance” lasting over a period of several months, a much-anticipated two-day summit meeting...
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Nagorno-Karabakh’s importance in the realm of energy geopolitics?

Armenian President Sarkissian told Kommersant in an exclusive interview that Turkey's interest in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is related to energy geopolitics. According to him,...
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Afghanistan: A graveyard of empires?

Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory...
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Intra-Afghan talks: Understanding the ground realities

Over five weeks into their first face to face meeting, the Afghan government and the Taliban delegations have yet to agree even on the...

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