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Afghan war: Misplaced idea of infiltration

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI USA having bungled up in Afghanistan is constantly blaming Pakistan since 2005 for the ever growing militancy in Afghanistan. It has somehow got fixed with the misplaced idea that but for continued infiltration from FATA; insurgency in Afghanistan by now would have …

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Scaling down operations in FATA inadvisable

Under threats by India to carry out surgical air strikes against suspected terrorists and even ground attacks in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks has forced Pakistan to thin out its forces on the Western border seems to have emboldened the militants who have …

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Swat practically under militants controle

Swat practically under  militants controle WTP REPORT Swat in general and Mingora in particular has now virtually fallen into the hands of Fazalullah and his militants. Is Swat still part of Pakistan? If yes then where is the government writ? After change of government in …

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How to deal with mounting pressure?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come out with the harshest statement indicating that New Delhi is all out to continue mounting pressure on Pakistan in the case of Mumbai terrorist attack. While addressing Chief Ministers meeting in New Delhi he accused …

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The India Doctrine– 1947-2007

REVIEW BY A.K. ZAMA It is almost two years since the first edition of The India Doctrine appeared on Bangladesh bookshelves to wide acclaim and appreciation. The newly revised edition now titled The India Doctrine (1947-2007) is an astonishing work of exceptional depth and analysis …

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Afghan drug money fuelling extremism,militancy

BY AHMAD ALI Afghanistan has difficult rugged and mountainous terrain of 251825 square miles of area inhabited by multi ethnic population of nearly 32 million divided by ethnic,sectarian,regional,tribal and family feuds. Afghanistan is one of the most poor and backward country in this global village …

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Kaka ji Sanober Hussain \’a revolutionary Politician\’

BY ZAR ALI KHAN MUSAZIA Kaka ji Sanober  Hussain was a great hero of the war of independence of sub-continent  , a  fearless and committed  politician, a bold journalist  and a good poet .He spent his most precious time  fighting against imperialists who ruled India …

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The consequences of 26/11

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB A strong economy and political stability are the major catalysts to boost the progress of a country. China is a glaring example. I remember reading an article in Life Magazine in the mid 1960s which predicted China surpassing America and the …

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Afghan drug money fuelling extremism,militancy

BY AHMAD ALI Afghanistan has difficult rugged and mountainous terrain of 251825 square miles of area inhabited by multi ethnic population of nearly 32 million divided by ethnic,sectarian,regional,tribal and family feuds. Afghanistan is one of the most poor and backward country in this global village …

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Process of political de-stabilisation begins

BY MM KHAN With the reported differences between the President and the Prime Minister and split in the ruling Peoples Party, the political de-stabilisation ha once again started. The differences between the President and the Prime Minister are reported to have risen following objection by …

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