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Quetta’s calamities: internecine conflicts or foreign intrusions?

Lal Khan Quetta is being pulverised by gruesome terror strikes almost recurrently. While the country’s strong man is proclaiming of eliminating terrorists, they strike...

Afghan policy on Pakistan is fraught with mistrust

Muhammad Jamil The US and Afghanistan continue to blame Pakistan for providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban, especially the Haqqani group, sometimes directly and at...

No-war pact

A.G. Noorani Since Pakistan and India agreed on a need to address each other’s concern for territorial integrity and protection against covert operations, it...

Freedom of the press

Yaseer Latif It is that time when Pakistanis must be reminded of the fact that the man they call the father of the nation, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in his role as a lawyer...

Dynamic Turkmenistan

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Republic of Turkmenistan is a dynamic country and strategic leadership of President H.E. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has tremendously improved...

Imdad Ali: there is no justice in killing him

Ammar Zafarullah In a detailed verdict issued on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has paved way for the execution of Imdad Ali, a patient diagnosed with paranoid...

US-Russia: dangerous brinkmanship

Sushil P seth One doesn’t want to seem alarmist but the sound and fury of recriminations between the US-led west and Russia over Syria is worrying, to put it mildly....

Yazidiat and bloodshed in Syria

Aminah Qureshi The issue of oath of allegiance upon succession has not ceased to unmask Yazids and reveal their true colours. The complexity of such predicaments has...

When will the dawn break?

Javaid Iqbal Shahid is lying flat in a place he does not recognise to be his own. For over a week in the hospital ward, he is struggling to cope with the alienness of...

Men who promise marriage

Maria Sartaj Many love affairs in Pakistan begin with the promise of marriage; the man readily shows an inclination to interact with the woman’s mother even before...