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Changing Priorities in Education

By U. K. Dar The aim of writing of this article is to highlight an important factor where our Government is putting the cart before the horse. This is the field of education. Government is spending around Rs 80 Billion on Higher Education and mere …

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Pakistan in hot seat as Gen Raheel takes command of Saudi-led alliance

By James M. Dorsey With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide into a cushy job as commander of a 41-nation, Saudi-led military alliance created to fight terrorism. In fact, the general’s …

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CPEC Opens new doors to the Eurasian region

Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik Pakistan is getting closer to the Russian Federation.A number of the former Soviet republics are interested in to develop strong economic ties with Pakistan. Within the Russian Federation,Tatarstan Republic is striving to develop ties with Pakistan in the larger Islamic prospective …

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Universal Development Agenda & Our Priorities

By Dr. Ghulam-Nabi Fai The issue of ‘universal development agenda’ is the issue of the twenty-first century. Never before have so many suffered amidst liberty and luxury for the few. The wealth of single individuals exceeds the wealth of many nations. In highly developed countries, …

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Why Opposing the CPEC?

Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik Let’s try to get out of launching negative criticism on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Basically, the CPEC is an economic and commercial project of high national importance. It has nothing to do with the governance issues, federalism, politics, provincialism, and …

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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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