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The United State’s decision to strengthen peace in Afghanistan and empowering the Taliban to form a combined government with the Afghan’s may see the light of day. But at what cost? The Trump administration are doing their utmost to carry out this resolve by bringing both Afghan government and the Taliban on the table. In …

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Pakistan has recently revisited its foreign policy and has made impactful changes to it. The major one being, easing the visa rules for 66 countries. The second major foreign policy shift is the tilt towards Russia for economic and military agreements, which would have been unimaginable a few years ago, when Pakistan was almost entirely …

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Sahiwal Incident in which officials of Counter-Terrorism Department killed four persons including a 13-year-old girl on the suspicion of being terrorists, has turned into a spine-chilling nightmare for society. The incident raises questions about the rule of law in society, fake encounters and the responsible escaping punishment and the level of governance. The episode that …

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Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) is under immense stress because of falling economy and governance-related challenges. Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team are struggling hard to control the situation but success is not visible. Supreme Court of Pakistan have also questioned the PTI Government’s performance At the same time, Khan’s team has opened up …

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The government is making preparations to bring the issue of Military Court’s (MC) extension to the parliament floor. The news has many members of civil society worried. Bilawal Bhutto has categorically opposed the said extension, however, PML-N leadership, like some others, have not been decisive on the subject. Why aren’t we fans of the military …

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Political anxiety is increasing in Pakistan amid rumours that the Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf’s government wants to topple Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s provincial government in Sindh or impose Governor’s Rule, and also intends to revoke the 18th Amendment of the constitution. The political concerns among the masses increased after Mian Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Al Azizia …

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The year 2018 was one rollercoaster driver filled with jubilation, awe, horror and anticipation. There haven’t been many like that in our history. 2018 was a year where Pakistan’s establishment seemed determined to break free of the mistakes of the past and offer a yet new purpose and direction to the, however instable, democracy. Above …

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In 1988, after Russia announced the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, Afghan warlords and heads of Jihadist groups (They all were Mujahideen then and were helping the US defeat USSR in Afghanistan) held a meeting in Peshawar. Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, who were leading Arab fighters, floated the idea to cause …

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BJP has suffered a major setback in the recent five-state Indian elections. The loss of 3 of the popular states means BJP has lost its grip in the Indian cow-belt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has borne defeat with humility, promising to keep serving the people of the constituencies. However, underneath the calm façade of the …

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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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