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Militancy in Pashtunkhwa

BY ZAR ALI KHAN MUSAZAI Some times back J1 Ameer Qazi Hussian Ahmad staged a protest demonstration in Khyber Bazar Peshawar and demanded of the government to halt supply to NATO in Afghanistan. His party men and other activists proudly and foolishly proclaimed that they …

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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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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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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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Ominous developments

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI It is surprising that our media has not taken notice of a very strange and ominous phenomenon following the Mumbai blast. This phenomenon is the ‘swift’ convergence of intelligence services, all of them are surprisingly from those countries which are directly involved …

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No First Use is Not in Pakistan’s Favor

BY U.K. DAR War mongering and hysteria is looming in the nuclear armed subcontinent and a real disaster is in the offering if common sense does not prevail in the leadership of the two countries. The responsibility is especially required from the Indian leadership as …

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Vulnerability of NATO Supplies in Pakistan

BY AMAL KHAN In a bid to cut off the NATO supply line, stretched from Pakistani port city of Karachi to Afghan capital, the militants have recently launched unprecedented, coordinated and well-planned attacks on transport terminals in Peshawar. In the last six attacks since November …

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Afghanistan a challenge for Obama

BY AHMAD ALI Obama was elected after one of the most expensive (5.3 billion dollar spent) and lengthy campaign in the American history.However,it was certainly unique and historic too that first African-American was elected with overwhelming majority which is not only a change but a …

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Extremism, terrorism spreading worldwide

BY MS TANVIR IN their first televised debate spanning over 90 minutes the US presidential can-didates John McCain and Barack Obama presented their viewpoint on various issues confronting the United States and the world. Their analysis of the situation and comments on different issues merit …

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