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Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s recent statement regarding Pakistan’s religious identity says a lot about India’s internal political situation. It also stunned international observers and analysts, who have been watching the ups and downs of Pak-India relations very keenly, as it was the first statement of its kind by any Indian general. The statement …

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Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan’s (TLP) prominent leaders have been charged with sedition and terrorism in a latest bid by the Pakistan state. The government, in doing so, sends a clear message that no contra-state pressures or actions will be tolerated in Pakistan and that no one can threaten or halt major state apparatus or position holders and …

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Pakistan’s media is going through the dark ages of its history. For starters, working conditions for journalists are nowhere close to satisfactory, furthermore, there is no guarantee that they will live to see another day. According to the International Federation of Journalists, Pakistan was ranked fourth in their list of the most dangerous countries for …

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PTI wants to be known as a results-driven government. In the two months since taking reigns of the country, the PM, Imran Khan, has painstakingly turned all stones, looking for means to aid the damaged economy. The only international visits the PM undertook, thus far, were to consolidate the national kitty. Khan and his ministers …

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Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) won majority seats in the country’s biggest by-elections on October 14th. Still these election results must be taken as a matter of grave concern by the PTI’s sages as it shockingly lost all four seats (Two form the national assembly and two form Punjab Assembly.) from Lahore including NA-131, vacated by Prime …

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Do we want to be a part of an open society? An open society provides freedom and protection enabling the basic tenets of democracy and thrives on critical intellectual discourse, paving way for the future. It provides access and opportunity to all segments of the society through a carefully cultivated tradition of inquiry and critique …

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How would you feel if a dedicated journalist working for a massive media group tells you with tearful eyes that he stole money from his 10 year old son’s money box to fuel his motorbike for a gruelling commute to work? This is not a fictional story, it’s the harsh reality that journalists face every …

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The government of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PTI, is setting up shop in a climate of international isolation, economic challenges and financial instability exacerbated by depleting resources, corruption and security issues. There is a lot on their plate and more so to chew on. The recent visit by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was an …

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Welcome to the fresh issue of Truth Tracker, a fortnightly magazine established by a team of highly professional local and international journalists in November 2016. We had taken this initiative despite a myriad of obstacles, because we all believe strongly in the need for this type of reporting. Truth Tracker is trying to play its …

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The unprecedented verdict against a party head and thrice former prime minister of Pakistan disqualifies him for life. This means an end to Nawaz Sharif’s political career. The verdict has been welcomed by the opposition leaders and many Pakistanis who want an end to corruption in the political cadres and hope such decisions would prove …

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