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Indian hype on Pakistani missiles

BY ANWAAR AHMAD The United States has again showed its trust deficit in its relationship with Pakistan when it accused the latter with doctoring of Harpoon missiles ranges recently. The petty dispute is reflective of a deeper split in US administration that still appears to …

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US aid tied to monitoring Pak nuke is unacceptable

BY AHMAD ALI Since March 2008 when the present incumbent government t sworn into office moving around the world with begging bowl and knocking every door of every forum, individual country and international financial institutions to save the country which is at the verge of …

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Might should not be international law

BY AFSHAIN AFZAL US is continuously experimenting on the developing countries, trying to bring the fruits of democracy and capitalism at the grass root level. For doing this, no matter the US may have to slaughter the whole population of that country, it will go …

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Pak, US rift over missile modification

BY MS TANVIR Pakistan has categorically rejected the accusation that it has reconfigured anti-ship missile bought by it from the United States.Foreign Office spokesman in a statement issued here on Sunday said that Pakistan had not made any modification in the missiles under reference.Pakistan ’s …

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Don’t derail democracy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The escalating rift between the country’s two major mainstream political parties – PPP and PML-N – if allowed to go unchecked might put the democracy in great peril.  The emergence on the media front of E-IB Chief Brig (Retd) with startling disclosures …

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Baluchistan Quagmire

BY AHMAD ALI Baluchistan is Pakistan’s one of the largest among four federating units,the desolate,least populated and most backward province but in abundance of mineral resources.As this province has witnessed movements for autonomous and independent status for six decades.Hence, Baluchistan for the last few years …

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Karzai Leads In Poll, Run-off Indicated

Partial results from last week’s election put Afghan President Hamid Karzai ahead of main rival Abdullah Abdullah, but not by enough to avoid a second round run-off in October, figures released on Wednesday showed. With 17 percent of votes tallied, Karzai held a lead of …

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The nuclear-terrorism threat?

BY AMJED JAAVED Foreign media continue to express doubts about security and safety of Pakistan’s nuclear materials. It is suggested that terrorists may steal radioactive material to fabricate a `dirty bomb’, a euphemism for a radiological-dispersal device. It is claimed that facilities housing the nuclear …

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Fraud in Afghan elections

BY A M KAMAL President Hamid Karzai’s chief competitor on Monday  accused the incumbent of “widespread rigging,” while the body that judges electoral complaints admitted fraud could alter the results in Afghanistan’s second ever presidential election Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Karzai’s former foreign minister, said his …

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New Taliban chief may pose greater threat

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI After weeks of denials, two Pak Taliban commanders acknowledged Tuesday that the group’s top leader, Baitullah Mehsud, was dead.Pakistani officials have said the Taliban were in disarray after Mehsud was killed in a US   drone  strike earlier this month and that his …

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