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Friends And Foes

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Friends And Foes The proceedings of a hearing in the US Congress titled ‘Pakistan: friend or foe’ has drawn a clear line as to where the US Congress stands in reference to Pakistan. Never has an ally lambasted another so vociferously, as the US Congress did to Pakistan in this hearing. The allegations were startling and at certain point

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OIC, China supporting Pakistan's stance on drone strikes: Lodhi?

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OIC, China supporting Pakistan's stance on drone strikes: Lodhi‏ A Dawn Report NEW YORK: Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Sunday said the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and China are supporting Pakistan

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Pakistan Defence budget Pakistan- Myths and Reality

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Pakistan Defence Pakistan budget- Myths and Reality By Farrukh Saleem Myth 1: Our defence budget eats up the lion’s share of the total budgetary outlay.   Fact: The total outlay of Budget 2016-17 is Rs4,897 billi

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The New Great Game - Implementation of the trade-Munir Akram

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THE recent India-Iran-Afghanistan agreement to develop a trade route from Chabahar to Central Asia has been portrayed by Indian commentators as having changed the historical ‘Great Game’ for control of the connection between South and Central Asia through Afghanistan. It has been claimed that the agreement will end India’s ‘isolation’ from Central Asia and Pakistan

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China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group

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China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group: diplomats Reuters VIENNA: China is leading opposition to a push by the United States (US) and other major powers for India to join the main club of countries controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, diplomats said on Thursday as the group discussed India's membership bid. Other countries opp

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The problem of Secret Tax Havens By Dickshit Sengupta

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Panama is a tax haven, but Mauritius is one with which India has a comprehensive double tax treaty. This complicates matters more. In popular Indian imagination, a tax haven is generally associated with Switzerland and its numbered bank accounts. But tax havens are

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U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans

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U.S. says Mullah Mansour was planning attacks on Americans By REUTERS May 24, 2016 PESHAWAR/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, and U.S. officials said on Monday. While the Taliban have yet to confirm the death of their

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

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Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US Anwar Iqbal — WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart¬ment of Defence conducted a precision air strike, targeting Mullah Mansour in a remote area in the Pakistan-Afghan

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Breaking myths of 1971 Pak-India War By S. M. Hali

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Forty two years since the 1971 Pak-India War, it is time to rest some of its myths. It is believed that India machinated the war to avenge Pakistan’s adventurism in the pre-1965 War “Operation Gibraltar” and planned to sever East Pakistan, building on the grievances of the Bengalis. In fact India had been conspiring much before 1965. The surreptitious visit of Sheikh Mujib to

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Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes'

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Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over '1971 war crimes' DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nat

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