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Obama makes history

WTP REPOT Barack Obama and a change-craving American nation made history Tuesday as the 47-year old Democrat became the first African American to win the White House, overwhelming his Republican contender Senator John McCain. Thousands of his charged supporters in Obama’s hometown Chicago and other …

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The second coming of a Quaid

BY DR GHYUR AYUB There were a few things about Quaid, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, which may be considered distinctive. He would choose his words of praise very carefully especially when they were directed towards individuals. He was known to have an extensive vocabulary yet scarcity …

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The new anti-terror policy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The unanimous adoption of the  resolution by the  Parliament for adopting  a  national security strategy and methodology of combating terrorism in order to restore peace and stability in FATA and other terror-stricken areas is no doubt a breakthrough. It was an encouraging …

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Who will rein in the rumour mongers

BY PROF ASLAM KHAM The  newly appointed Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has categorically declared that there was no move under consideration of the government for freezing the foreign currency accounts or sealing of the bank lockers. It may be mentioned that …

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Suicide attack on ANP leadership?

Suicide attack on ANP leadership? BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Terrorists continue their nefarious designs of targeting the top leadership of the country – obviously pursuing the agenda of forces inimical to Pakistan. The latest heinous act after the martyrdom of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is the attempt …

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Extremism, terrorism spreading worldwide

BY MS TANVIR IN their first televised debate spanning over 90 minutes the US presidential can-didates John McCain and Barack Obama presented their viewpoint on various issues confronting the United States and the world. Their analysis of the situation and comments on different issues merit …

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The Logic of illogic

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB The internet is fast impelling us to think logically even if things do not fit in as being logical. Furthermore, it tends to bracket illogical happenings as chances or coincidences which might not be so. In the process, the modern mindset …

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President should visit China as announced

President should visit China as announced BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Contrary to his announcement to visit China first, President  Asif Ali Zardari has chosen to visit  Dubai and  Britain. Visit to Dubai and  UK are being described as private. But the President who has flown to …

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The Taliban’s Resurgence

WTP EXCLUSIVE The Taliban (“Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001. They came to power during Afghanistan’s long civil war. Although they managed to hold 90% of the country’s territory, their policies—including their treatment of women and support of terrorists—ostracized them …

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Pakistan’s situation can go worse

BY MS TANVIR The meeting  between  Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani aboard US aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday last is a clear indication of the Americans intentions how …

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