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Who are these foreigners in FATA?

BY MS TANVIR SUNDAY proved to be another bloodiest day, as 95 people were killed and many others injured in clashes in Kurram Agency while eight persons including six suspected Arab nationals were killed and as many seriously injured in another missile attack by the …

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The Taliban: myths and mystery

BY MUMTAZ  A. PIRACHA The title “Taliban” is now being used as a generic name to refer to militants, terrorists, extremists, Islamists, fundamentalists, Jihadis etc. related to Islam and the Muslims. The history of Taliban, their origin and role in Afghan Jihad, their rule over …

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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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Pakistan’s situation can go worse

BY MS TANVIR The meeting  between  Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani aboard US aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday last is a clear indication of the Americans intentions how …

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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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“Terrorism” and Government’s writ

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Despite the exit of President Musharraf from the scee,there is no change on the ground as far as the twin menace of terrorism and extremism is concerned. The trouble in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas continues to  pose a difficult question to …

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Why extremism after Musharaf ouster?

Why extremism after Musharaf ouster? BY MS TANVIR NATO and Afghan government continue to  point their fingers of accusation towards Pakistan either for not doing enough to rein in militants or for supporting and training them. Notwithstanding the fact that there have been a lot …

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Child sexual abuse and violence

BY MISBAH SAN Child Sexual Abuse is a term most of us might be familiar with but don’t know much about and neither discuss because its one of the major taboos of our society. All around the world many children fall prey to this inhumane …

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President should be apolitical

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI AFTER exit of the retired General Pervez Musharraf from the Presidency, the coalition leadership is understandably seized with some of the crucial and vital issues, one of them being who should succeed the outgoing President. No doubt, it is their prerogative to …

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Extrmists distorting image of Islam

Extrmists distorting image of Islam WTP EXCLUSIVE Extremists claim that suicide bombing is part of jihad and it is allowed in Islam. Basically these people are responsible for creating wrong image about Islam. They claim they are the true followers of Islam but actually they …

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