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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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Why extremism after Musharaf ouster?

Why extremism after Musharaf ouster? BY MS TANVIR NATO and Afghan government continue to  point their fingers of accusation towards Pakistan either for not doing enough to rein in militants or for supporting and training them. Notwithstanding the fact that there have been a lot …

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US, ISI-PPP Saga?

BY GUL AYAZ The United States (US) scathing criticism on Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) over alleged links with Taliban and the knee jerk reaction of the only 127 day old PPP government has opened a new Pandora-box for Pakistan, which is already passing through a very …

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Commando calls it a day

By Shafek E Koreshe After remaining in power for almost a decade over one of the most turbulent countries in the world, Pervez Musharraf Monday stepped down, but dismissing all allegations levelled against him by the ruling coalition. Like the central character in a Shakespearian …

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The rise and rise of Talibanisation

By Tasneem Noorani The last four months of governance in the country, aggravated by external factors like oil price hike, unfortunately make the last eight years look like a golden era by comparison. Explanations of how the country has been messed up by the faulty …

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The rise and rise of Talibanisation-

By Tasneem Noorani The last four months of governance in the country, aggravated by external factors like oil price hike, unfortunately make the last eight years look like a golden era by comparison. Explanations of how the country has been messed up by the faulty …

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ISI : in the Line of Fire

BY TALIMAND KHAN The most  honored and professional Intelligence Agency ISI’s role in war against  terror is currently under fire by major  capitals of the west and specifically by New Dehli and Kabul. This blame game is dancing in various international press, is a grave …

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Under the Cover of ISI?

Under the Cover of ISI? BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The Indo-Israeli nexus in collusion with Afghanistan has once again become active to harm Pakistan through overt or overt actions.Their  plot reached apex when on July 26 last month , a notification was issued by some officials …

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