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Thank you Supreme Court - Sadly, Democracy is under attack

  0 comments   |     by Inshare & Shameless evasion on 31, August 2017

The last few lines sums it ALL. Sadly, Democracy is under attack by Parliaments and Chief executives all over the world. Since 2008 and from prior to 1999 coup, we noticed chors and thugs reaching out to the highest order Same tragedy is happening to countries like India and USA as well. A declared terrorist was engineered to win the PM slot. The red haired creature in USA

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TRUMP'S AFGHAN POLICY

  0 comments   |     by Senator Mushahid Hussain on 23, August 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan policy President Donald Trump’s much touted Afghan strategy — which is a U-turn on his original views — is essentially a facelift of a tried, tested and failed formula. It is a surge, of sorts, backed by a rap on the knuckles for Pakistan (which remains an abiding and favorite scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan). It is a sop to

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Third country’s army’ could enter Kashmir at Pak’s request: Chinese media

  0 comments   |     by South Asia Monitor Staff on 18, August 2017

It’s the first time Chinese state media has brought Pakistan and Kashmir into the narrative. A “third country’s” Army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan’s request, using the “same logic” the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector on behalf of Bhutan, an analyst at a Chinese think tank

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS - Accountability in Pakistan’s History

  0 comments   |     by IKRAM SEHGAL on 31, July 2017

Monday July 10, 2017 will go down as a day of some consequence for accountability in Pakistan’s history, and maybe its destiny. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the PanamaGate case observed “significant gap/disparity amongst the known and declared sources of income and the wealth accumulated”. Levelling concrete accusations of tampering with document

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The CPEC Factor in the Chinese-Indian Relations

  0 comments   |     by Vladimir Terekhov on 13, July 2017

The ambitious project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has been repeatedly discussed in NEO, is gradually moving to the center stage in the troubled bilateral relations between the two Asian giants – China and India. It should be reminded that we are talking about the construction of transport (rail and road) infrastructure with a total length of almost 1,500

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The Refracted Relationship - US Goals and Priorities Change

  0 comments   |     by The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the on 10, July 2017

THERE are significant reasons for the maintenance of close and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the US. Unfortunately, Washington has almost always conducted its relations with Pakistan as a function of America’s other strategic or tactical priorities of the moment. Since US goals and priorities change periodically, at times rapidly, Pakistan-US ties have often resembled

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India’s Intrusiveness in Pakistan’s Affairs - Muhammad Ali Jinnah

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja on 06, July 2017

India’s Invasive Acts after Partition When Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947 under the sagacious leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian leaders didn’t reconcile with moth eaten Pakistan that had been treacherously slashed by the conniving Mountbatten and Radcliffe. They considered it as vivisection of Mahabharata. Believing in Chana

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Why Pakistan is pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence against India

  0 comments   |     by Beenish Altaf on 21, June 2017

Pakistan’s former envoy to United Nations, Amb Zamir Akram said that Pakistan is not seeking parity with India in terms of nuclear weapons, but is rather pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence to ensure that there are no gaps in its deterrence capability. It is the need of the hour, while looking at the growing Indian aspirations of becoming a giant South Asian nuclear power. It includes both

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Jadhav’s Appeal - Indian State itself May Invoke Section 84 CPC

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi on 24, May 2017

THERE are two avenues available to Kulbhushan Jadhav and India if they want to challenge his conviction. One, Jadhav himself may file a writ petition for which he would need to obtain a no-objection certificate from the federal government as per the requirement of Section 83 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (CPC). The second option is that the Indian state itself may invoke Section 84 CPC a

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Border Attack - Chaman Along the Pak-Afghan Border

  0 comments   |     by Editors Dawn on 18, May 2017

AN ugly and seemingly premeditated attack resulting in the death of several civilians and a couple of security personnel, the incident near Chaman along the Pak-Afghan border on Friday is a grim reminder of the toll on ordinary civilians of tense relations between the two states. There was no reason at all for Pakistani census teams accompanied by security personnel in border villages to come u

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