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The Quest for Peace In South Asia

BY Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai “Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable.” John F. Kennedy Peace has eluded Kashmir for more than 69 years, every since British sovereignty lapsed on August 15, 1947. The Government of India holds the decisive cards …

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Nationalism with different variety

BY MASOOD PESHIMAM Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsanel in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualize the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the Russian forces …

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Preventive Diplomacy: Successes & Failures

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai “It is also true that there is no peace and sustainable development without respect for human rights.” Antonio Guterres, Secretary General- elect of the United Nations.“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” …

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Attacking Christmas Celebration is Against Quranic Commandments

BY MR AHMAD The recent attack in Germany against innocent people celebrating Christmas was an act against Quranic commandment and Tradition of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his companions. In 1400 hundred years of Muslim history, religious zealots have never targeted this event. Unfortunately, ISIL is bent …

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‘Speaker’s ruling suggests 24th amendment was a Judicial Coup/Contempt of Court’

On 18 November, PML(N) government introduced the 24th constitutional amendment in the National Assembly proposing right of appeal to an aggrieved party against a suo moto order of the Supreme Court. The Bill proposes two new clauses to Article 184 (Original jurisdiction of Supreme Court) …

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Universality of Human Rights: Myth or Reality

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Article 5, Universal Declaration of Human Rights The statement of Mr. Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary General deserves an appreciation who wants to console …

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SC should ask NAB,FIA,FBR should not probe common people for iIl-gotten wealth

People wonder why federal government has launched the scheme (2016) to whiten ill-gotten money invested in property business, when only a letter from a foreign friend is enough to justify the possession of wealth. Only fools would use the scheme and pay tax, while honorable …

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Pakistan to welcome Afghan suggestion: Use $500m aid for fencing border,education of refugees

President Ashraf Ghani’s at Heart of Asia Conference at Amritsar blamed Pakistan for all the ills in Afghanistan. In his pursuit to please his Indian masters he even mocked Pakistan’s pledge of $500 Million for reconstruction of Afghanistan. His remarks and gestures implied that Pakistan …

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The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The mass uprising of the people of Kashmir against Indian military occupation has evoked two reactions from the Government of India. One is extreme repression and the second is the threat of war. On September 24, 2016, Mr. Narendra Modi, …

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Amritsar declaration could and can be a ‘blessing in disguise’

While Indians are celebrating inclusion of Let and Jaish Muhammad as terrorist organization in the declaration of a conference held to discuss issues concerning Afghanistan, and terming it a another step to isolate Pakistan. However, in their obsession to down Pakistan they included a reference …

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