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\’Pak nuclear assets are in safe hands\’

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Pakistan has over the years been in possession of nuclear assets.  In fact Pakistan had no intention to have nuclear weapons, but it was forced to go ahead with its programme following the nuclear tests carried by India in Rajashtan, a province …

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Betrayal by Taliban

BY PROF ASLAM KHAN When agreement to enforce Nizam-i-Adl was signed between Maulana Sufi Muhammad of Tehreek Nifaz Shriat-e-Muhammadi (TSNM) and NWFP government, people in Swat and Malakand division came wholeheartedly welcomed it. It has to be remembered that under wali-e-Swat, people were getting justice …

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World Expects Unexpected in Pakistan: Report

By Peter Apps Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia, Nigeria and Mexico are the places where unexpected political change could have the most impact on world markets in 2009, the Eurasia Group risk consultancy said in a report on Monday.

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World Expects Unexpected in Pakistan: Report

By Peter Apps Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia, Nigeria and Mexico are the places where unexpected political change could have the most impact on world markets in 2009, the Eurasia Group risk consultancy said in a report on Monday.

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Unrest in Balochistan

BY M S TANVIR The recent unrest in Balochistan has gathered the regional and global attention once again. Balochistan wasn’t out of the focus but operations within Pakistan and regional situation divided the concentration. Law and order is once again out of control in the …

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Note to the Taliban: spell-check!

By Shandana Minhas Last week the commander of the Taliban’s ‘Fidain’ section sent pamphlets to newspapers and TV channels expressing their displeasure at the way the media is ‘following pro-western policy under pressure or greed’.

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Pakistan faces three dimensional threat

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI As the army action finally swung into action in Malakand  to flush out the hard-core militants from  Buner and Dir, yet another front has opened, this time in Karachi. With the Baloch insurgency assuming ever more serious proportions, Pakistan is now under …

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Note to the Taliban: spell-check!

By Shandana Minhas Last week the commander of the Taliban’s ‘Fidain’ section sent pamphlets to newspapers and TV channels expressing their displeasure at the way the media is ‘following pro-western policy under pressure or greed’. Pointing out that the ‘duty of media’ is to ‘give …

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Pakistan faces three dimensional threat

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI As the army action finally swung into action in Malakand to flush out the hard-core militants from Buner and Dir, yet another front has opened, this time in Karachi. With the Baloch insurgency assuming ever more serious proportions, Pakistan is now under …

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Army foils Taliban designs in Malakand;U.S. should share modern technology

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Pakistan Security forces have launched a major operation in Buner, after intelligence agencies intercepted a telephone conversation of Swat Taliban Chief Maulana Fazlullah with his ‘commanders’ which revealed their plan to take over the area after faking a withdrawal.

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