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Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

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The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations is scheduled in Qatar by the end of this month. The unexpected move on Wednesday was followed by a US State Department spokesperson saying in a statement that Washington had “noted” the announcement but had not “rec

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Struggle is in the DNA of Kashmiris

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2018 was the worst year for Kashmir, as 355 casualties were reported including 55 deaths. The martyrdom of Burhan Wani has given a new impetus to Kashmir movement. The Kashmir freedom struggle is indigenous and has gone into the DNA of Kashmiris. UN report of 4th June 2018 was the watershed in UN history where Indian a

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Geelani: We are Pakistanis; Pakistan is Ours

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Achieving all the objectives of the Pakistan Movement:  The path to success and accomplishment is never even or straight. Those who give up early can never succeed. And Pakistan deserves credit for not giving up early despite inept and often corrupt leadership. Among the stalwarts who enthused the people of

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Humanity is bleeding in Kashmir: Qureshi

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Kashmir Conference at House of Commons. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday that India was committing grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, stressing that the right to self-determination was a basic right of the Kashmiri people. Address

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Atrocities in IHK - Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit

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HERE couldn’t have been a more apt prelude to Kashmir Day, observed in Pakistan on Feb 5 each year, than the images of the closed-down occupied valley in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit. The land was on a lockdown to ensure smooth passage for the Indian prime mi

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Asian Water Crises in the Shadow of Nuclear War

  0 comments   |     by Tayyab Baloch

The Indian government’s declaration to scrap the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) of 1960 unilaterally shocked Pakistan as it failed to build dams on rivers at the lower riparian.  This unexpected Indian action came after the Uri attack on Indian soldiers in Kashmir. In fact, Modi’s government in New Delhi is taking every step to isolate and terrorize Pakista

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China Can Help Accelerate Stalled Iran-Pakistan Pipeline

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Iranian officials have expressed their concern over the fact that the construction of a bilateral Iran-Pakistan pipeline has stalled from the Pakistani side. While the Iranian side is nearly complete, Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh has stated that if Pakistan refuses to re

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Hybrid Warfare Challenges for Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

During their meeting at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt in 2009, then PM Yousuf Raza Gilani handed over a dossier of RAW’s involvement in terrorist activities to his counterpart, PM Manmohan Singh. The dossier highlighted just how India’s security and intelligence agencies had been using Afghanistan’s soil to train and fund terrorist activities in FATA and

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Pakistan-Afghanistan-US Relations

  0 comments   |     by Dr Shahid Qureshi

There seems to be no clear policy of Zardari regime as how to deal with the challenges concerning the US lead military occupation of Afghanistan and drone attacks on Pakistan. Pakistan suffered approximately $60 billion economic losses, deployed more than 147,800 troops conducting combat operations in the tribal areas along the Afghan border. The Pakistan armed forces

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Now India Is At War With Itself

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Today we are in a state of civil war. The most unwinnable wars in history have been the combination of civil and religious war and this is the twin ammunition in use in India today.  The futility, absurdity and inanity of religious war should by now be a long-established fact since God is one whom we worship in different ways, and in no time past, present or

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