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Learning from Nepal

Hussain H Zaidi Until recently, Nepal’s fame rested principally, if not exclusively, on the fact that it contains some of the world’s highest peaks including the highest one—Mount Everest. While these lofty peaks continue to attract foreign tourists and explorers, their place as Nepal’s hallmark …

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Mountbatten\’s role in the partition

M. ASGHAR KHAN A recently published book, The Secret History of the end of an Empire, by Alex Von Tunzelmann, published in America, throws new light on the intrigues of Lord Louis Mountbatten and the role of Lady Mountbatten during the partition of India. In …

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A misplaced visit

Shamshad Ahmad It is as much unfair to the new civilian democratically-elected government in Pakistan as it should be embarrassing for China. General Musharraf is paying a six-day visit to China at a time when his own status in the country is highly controversial and …

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The FCR must go

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A strategy for peace

Hamid Nawaz Khan “In a dark room it’s hard to catch a black cat, especially, if it is not there”.– Confucius. Last year witnessed an upsurge of terrorism and suicide attacks throughout the country. There are no signs of any letup even this year so …

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The Ojhri Camp disaster

COMMODORE PN (RETD)TARIQ MAJEED On the morning of April 10, 1988, a dreadful blast ripped through the big ammunition and missile depot of the Ojhri Camp, located midway between Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Live armament and ammunition, missiles, rockets, shells, bullets shot up skyward and rained …

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Why Bhutto Continues to Rule from his Grave

Wajid Shamsul Hasan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed in the dark of the night and rushed for burial to Garhi Khuda Bux in a C-130 as much secretly as professional thieves shroud their prize catch while transporting it to safety. The killers headed …

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Can a Democrat change US ME policy ?

Noam Chomsky Recently, when Vice-President Cheney was asked by ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz about polls showing that an overwhelming majority of US citizens oppose the war in Iraq, he replied, “So?” “So — you don’t care what the American people think?” Raddatz asked. “No,” …

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A real way to remember Bhutto

The poignant memories of a unique Bhutto courage, charisma his magic to move the masses and sacrifice for the supremacy of the constitution and sovereignty of the people would be once again reverberating across the streets of Pakistan. Though the passion and enthusiasm of Bhutto …

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Our coalition’s responsibilities

The process of reconciliation between the political parties began with the signing of the Charter of Democracy at London and gained momentum with the holding of the All Parties Conference in July 2007. It ultimately resulted into the formation of the All Parties Democratic Movement …

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