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Tackling rape: Our national habit is to weep after every tragedy

Another rape case, another uproar in the media - but the fact of the matter is that this is not the first case and...
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Rape victims don’t lose honour, the rapists do! – Maleeha Hashmey

It is not the one who is “wronged” who loses their honour, but the one who “wrongs” is the one who loses it forever!...
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US: The nexus between generals and military industrial complex

As Taliban and Kabul government negotiators undergo the compulsory week long Covid-19 induced quarantine, a couple of developments ahead of the impending intra-Afghan negotiations...
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Motorway incident reveals years of injustice

There is no way to put into words the grief, horror and anger that people of Pakistan feel at the indescribable rape of a...
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Op-ed: After the demise of Benazir, the Charter of Democracy has resulted in dacoity

Nothing happens in the absence of conviction or commission. As the era of conviction and ideology is over, without upfront payment no work is...
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Despite disasters, why is DHA Karachi still the place to be?

Pakistan Meteorological Department has confirmed that Karachi received the heaviest rain in a single day ever in its history when 231 mm rain fell...
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Journalism: How a noble profession is disgraced

Journalism, the world over, is regarded as the noblest of professions. Journalists are men and women of reason, wisdom and patience. However, Pakistan’s journalistic...
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Death penalty for rape cases and the rule of law

One culprit, just one culprit undergoing the death penalty, while the whole world watches him meet his well-earned destiny is all it is going...
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Op-ed: It is time for Pakistani society to shun discrimination based on skin color

As the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement continues to create ripples throughout the world, there is very little in way of discourse...
China-Pak Economic Corridor

Why does India oppose the China-Pak Economic Corridor?

India is a major regional player in Asia and has used this to play as a puppet of the US to counter Chinese influence...
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Op-ed: Russia is facilitating Indian attempts to contain growing Chinese power

The comments earlier this week by Roman Babushkin, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Russian Embassy in India, suggest that Russia might have...
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The Motorway Incident: Horrific Enough to Compel a Permanent Solution?

Violence against women seems to have become a never-ending plague in Pakistan, with news stories about women getting harassed, assaulted, or raped coming out...
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Op-ed: Western powers use media propaganda to control global economic order

Novichok must be the most cryptic and deceptive chemical placebo ever developed by the erstwhile super-power that exploded the world’s largest 50 megaton Tsar...
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The Fate of Karachi Transformation Plan

The recent spell of torrential rains literally drowned the city of Karachi for a few days, leaving the helpless masses at the mercy of...
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New Delhi lost its last chance to ‘Save Face’ before Beijing

India could have followed the Chinese Defense Ministry's suggestion to investigate the first-ever firearm discharge near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in almost...
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Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war...

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has...
Pakistan Accountability

Pakistan’s Age of Accountability: Will it sustain itself?

"How dare the National Accountability Bureau question 'me'? They should fear the day when they (NAB) also have to beg like Saif-ur-Rehman once did,...
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India’s goal of military modernization: Why India-Israel relations blossomed

In 1992, under PM Chandra Shekar’s administration, India forged diplomatic relations with Israel; adopting a course opposite from Mahatma Gandhis, who opposed the creation...
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Intra Afghan Talks: Many a Slip between the cup and lips

Taliban, on the other hand, see no real place in any future set up for the likes of Saleh, Qanooni, Mohaqiq, Dostum and Sayyaf....
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How China is traversing along Middle East’s ‘volatile’ fault lines

Here are two potential indicators of Chinese interest in moving ahead with a proposed US$400 billion economic and military cooperation agreement with Iran: a...
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‘Won’t sell arms to Pakistan’: Is India dictating Russian foreign policy?

Indian media reported over the weekend that Russia promised Defense Minister Rajnath Singh that it won't sell arms to Pakistan out of respect for...
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Indo-Pakistani 1965 War: Battle of Chawinda

 The battle of Chawinda marked the largest clash of armour since the great tank battles of World War 2. Pakistan’s actions at Chawinda were...
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UAE’s deal with Israel and Pakistan’s populist FP dilemma 

The UAE-Israel historic accord on "normalization of relations" have found resonance in Pakistan with many quarters in the country criticizing Dubai for normalizing diplomatic...
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Pakistan’s way forward out of recurring economic crises

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently said that Pakistan's economy was on the right track since country's current account balance - the difference between government's...
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Who will answer for Karachi in the eternal court?

I had to travel to Karachi at the start of last week, for a few cases fixed before the honourable Sindh High Court. On...
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Why India desires to actively contain China?

There's no longer any doubt that India seeks to actively “contain” China after the latest incident between Asia's two most populous countries over the...
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‘Best of times, worst of times’: PTI government completes two-year economic recovery

Last month marked two years since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was elected on the back of a transformative agenda that promised reforms to...
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Op-ed: It is time Pakistan replaced colonial methods of administration with modern management

Most civil litigation is frivolous and avoidable, as it is caused mainly because of the executive abuse. Instead of conceding, the colonial bureaucracy is...
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Pearl Harbor: what convinced the Japanese military, that it was ‘now or never’?

By 1920, America had become by far the world's richest country, whose strength held sway over much of the Western hemisphere, and was stretching...
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UAE-Israel deal a gamble for Palestinian peace: can the UAE succeed where others have...

The decision by the UAE to establish diplomatic relations with Israel keeps a negotiated solution with Palestine on life support. There is no indication...

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Once upon a Virus: Chinese state media makes fun of US

Chinese state media network, has released a video that mocks the United States' coronavirus response. It tries to 'expose' and belittle Trump Administration's claims...

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