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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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Manifestations of the war on terror

By Dr Ghayur Ayub Almost every other Pakistani is talking about terrorism; a term highlighted by smart lobbyists in America in the 1980’s. It remained nonspecific until the fall of the Soviet Union. After the fall, when the Jihadi friends of America focused their attention …

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War against terror and Pakistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Pakistan is a major battle ground in the global war on terrorism but the truth that the terrorists are in control of chunks of tribal areas and Swat, and Pakistan has failed to establish its writ in terrorist infested FATA. But it …

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Pakistan on path of democracy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The world powers that matter continue to  acclaim the election of Senator Asif Zardari a the new President of Pakistan turning a new leaf of hope and expectation after almost a adecade of dictatorship. The US which solidly supported former President for …

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The Taliban’s Resurgence

WTP EXCLUSIVE The Taliban (“Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement”) ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001. They came to power during Afghanistan’s long civil war. Although they managed to hold 90% of the country’s territory, their policies—including their treatment of women and support of terrorists—ostracized them …

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\’If I was Asif Zardari\’

By Dr Ghayur Ayub The other evening whilst sitting in front of the television, feeling tired, I closed my eyes and the political uncertainty in Pakistan started going through my mind. I must have dosed off to sleep at one point as I dreamt sitting …

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Parachinar is burning

By Dr Ghayur Ayub Sarwan Ali-an honest man, is a retired Lance Naik from the village Malana in the outskirt of Parachinar and has been living with his wife in a single room. Not any more. Now, he is fighting for his life in Agency …

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US, ISI-PPP Saga?

BY GUL AYAZ The United States (US) scathing criticism on Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) over alleged links with Taliban and the knee jerk reaction of the only 127 day old PPP government has opened a new Pandora-box for Pakistan, which is already passing through a very …

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War on terror vs. war in terror

War on terror vs. war in terror ANALYSIS BY SARDAR KHAN ISLAMABAD, Jul31:The war on terror after 9\11 is converted to war in terror in the troubled region across the Durand Line. The current talibanisation in Pakistani areas,anti-state activities of Balochistan Liberation Movement(BLA) in Balochistan, …

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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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