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\’One versus seven\’

By Iqbal Hadi Zaidi On the face of it may look funny, if not absurd, but please be with me for a while, to prove that neither you are wrong nor I am mistaken and the truth is truth that just one person is negating …

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3 Cs of Bush-Choose cooperation or conflict

BY IQBAL HADI ZAIDI On Sunday 20th July, 2008 all newspapers whether in  Kuwait or back home Pakistan have very prominently flashed the news in bold red that USA has asked Iran to decide as to what suits it best-to cooperate with USA or pick …

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Our disjointed Afghan policy

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB Governments, all over the world, do not change ongoing policies no matter which party wins an election. Pakistan is unique in this regards. Over the years, we have seen new governments introducing, new policies within first six months of their inceptions, …

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Pakistan should ratify the ICC

By Anees Jillani To this day, only 7 out of the 106 who have ratified the ICC Treaty are Asian countries: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Japan and South Korea. A step in this direction by Pakistan would set a good precedent for other …

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Flawed justice for Sudan

By Antonio Cassese Genocide has become a magic word, and people think that its mere evocation triggers the strong outrage of the world community and perforce sets in motion UN intervention. But this is not so Those who follow events in Darfur closely know very …

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Youth and violence

By Faris Kasim Peace in the near future is becoming less and less unlikely. To summarise the current state of affairs, two provinces of Pakistan are virtually in a state of war, terrorist outfits are causing havoc in cities, sectarian and religious violence is on …

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Adaptation Challenges in OIC Countries

WTP REPORT Climate change is taking place across our urban centres, coastlines, deltas and valleys, from Morocco and Egypt to Nigeria and Sudan to Pakistan and Indonesia. If there is one challenge confronting the contemporary world, which calls for immediate reflection and action that surely …

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Finding an alternative vision

By Ali Eteraz It is by now very clear that in the fight against terrorists and militants, Pakistan under Prime Minister Gilani and the US under the Bush administration have two completely different approaches. This is evident just by looking at the kind of vocabulary …

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Kashmir turmoil and the Amarnath crisis

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI Faced with a crisis following the withdrawal of the People’s Democratic Party from the Congress-led ruling coalition, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned without going through the vote of confidence he had tabled.

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The coalition partners

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB For a long time, PML was the only major party at a national level. It was bruised now and again by splinter groups but never faced a serious threat from another party. Then in the late 1960s, PPP surfaced and instead …

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