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A political census

BY ZAHID HUSSAIN How many are we? Finally, a count of the Pakistani population has started after a gap of 19 years. Perhaps more important than just the numbers game is the changing social landscape of the country that census 2017 is likely to reveal. …

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Revival of Memogate

By U.K. Dar I, in good faith, always give credit to all political parties that runs its politics in Pakistan. We have all shades of political leaders and it is for the people to choose at the time of elections. But what the PPP leadership …

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More provinces in Pakistan

By Dr Ghayur Ayub During the last days of PPP government, a voice from Hazara resurfaced demanding a separate Hazara province. It was the voice of the white bearded Haider Zaman Khan who has been struggling for a separate province for many years. The independent …

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A tribal province

By Dr Ghayur Ayub Describing Pashtuns on April 26, 1903 at Shahi Bagh Peshawar, Lord Curzon said, “Pathan is a curious mixture. He is a man of war but he is also a born trader.” He was talking about Pashtuns’ trading capabilities and comparing them …

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The historic FATA merger : New dawn for tribals

By Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik The Federal Cabinet approved the merger of the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) on 2nd March under a gradual process of five years. The region will fully merge into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The FATA will be ruled by new …

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ECO Islamabad moot: Going for regional economic prosperity,Trade,peace

By Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik The 13th moot of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held in Islamabad on March 1. The moot was attended by all ten member countries that included Pakistan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. China and …

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Kashmir: A Road to Peace or Disaster?

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai India and Pakistan have had more than 150 official rounds of talks in the last seven decades to discuss conflicts and differences between them. The by-product of every round of talk was an agreement to meet again to talk. In …

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BOMB ON TOMB EMBODING LOVE & HARMONY

By Adv. Masood Peshimam The Tabligi Jamat’s Ijtema or religious congregation at Vasind, Taluka Shahpure, Thane In Maharashtra was hugely peaceful. There was the meagre police presence as there was no apprehension of any threat of any sort of attack. The turn out was around …

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UN and Kashmir: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai If we were to judge the UN based upon its history of involvement in efforts to resolve international conflicts, the simplest answer is that it has been an enormous failure. The UN of course is a far more complex organization …

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CPEC is in dangers?way forward-Part-2

By R Ahmad The challenges and impediments faced by CPEC have been discussed in previous article, in next series of articles we will try to map out way forward from this checkered scenario. To ensure CPEC success; a prudent master plan which guarantees the ROI, …

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