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The changing face of Afghan crisis

BY ALAM RIND International Conference on Afghanistan in London has proved to be highly effective in winning over the global community to ensure that the new strategy succeeds. The world is fully aware that failure in Afghanistan will lead to revival of Talibanisation in the …

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Are they above the law?

By Afshain Afzal India claims to be a secular country but it is pursuing an entirely different policy with regard to Indian Muslims while a separate yardstick is being used for the rest of the Indian population. No doubt, the Muslims who have betrayed their …

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Main Issues Between India and Pakistan

The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Thursday to resume official contacts which India broke off after militants attacked the Indian city of Mumbai in late 2008. No breakthroughs are expected, but the meeting may help repair frayed ties. …

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Pakistan-India Détente-Possibilities and Prospects

BY ALAM RIND A sizable population in Pakistan and hopefully people in the same proportion in India wish for peace in the region. Aman ki Asha is a reflection of their true desires. To make it a reality a lot of efforts have to be …

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Coming alive to the Cyber War threat

BY MOMIN IFTIKHAR The world today finds itself in the twilight zone of warfare. The military capabilities that came into being as a result of Industrial revolution are fast becoming dependent upon the innovations created by the Cyber technology. While the destruction oriented fire power …

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Right of choice

BY DR SYED NAZIR GILANI A man does not attain the status of Galileo merely because he is persecuted. He must be right as well. We, in Kashmir, can’t be an exception to this rule. Unfortunately, there are exceptions to this rule. Our people are …

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Destination Qandahar : Marching towards end game?

BY BASSAM JAVED The largest US-led joint military offensive in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, code named ‘Moshtarak’ is nearing its end. The assault was centered on the town of Marja which comprise family compounds that are spread over miles of arid, deserted terrain. The …

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Pakistan: Conspiracy Talk Stokes Anti-US Sentiment

From the Pakistani army barracks to the roadside chai stands along the Indus River where truckers gulp down cups of muddy tea, anti-Americanism is roiling across the country. It is whipped up by the often sensationalist, ratings-hungry Pakistani TV news talk shows – think of …

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Surrender policy !

By Dr Syed Nazir Gilani Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Nasir Aslam Wani, has claimed that the ‘surrender policy’ approved by Government of India under which a safe passage would be granted to Kashmiri  youth who had crossed the LoC was the …

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By Afshain Afzal

By Afshain Afzal No leader in either India or Pakistan would oppose continuity of peace process between India and Pakistan. Ironically, off the record, the masses of both the countries feel proud over the instigating statements by their leaders against each other. The leaders are …

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