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Symbolism alone a thin diet to live on

Ayaz Amir It began as a lean coalition of the politically relevant. It is turning into a soap opera with a cast of characters covering every angle, sunny and shady, of the political spectrum.

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Can a Democrat change US ME policy ?

Noam Chomsky Recently, when Vice-President Cheney was asked by ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz about polls showing that an overwhelming majority of US citizens oppose the war in Iraq, he replied, “So?” “So — you don’t care what the American people think?” Raddatz asked. “No,” …

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A real way to remember Bhutto

The poignant memories of a unique Bhutto courage, charisma his magic to move the masses and sacrifice for the supremacy of the constitution and sovereignty of the people would be once again reverberating across the streets of Pakistan. Though the passion and enthusiasm of Bhutto …

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Why America is not happy

Zaigham Khan How easy and convenient it is to deal with one strong man, how difficult to grapple with the mess called democracy. In dealing with dictators, all you need to know is one phone number: no lessons in history, politics or sociology are required. …

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Our coalition’s responsibilities

The process of reconciliation between the political parties began with the signing of the Charter of Democracy at London and gained momentum with the holding of the All Parties Conference in July 2007. It ultimately resulted into the formation of the All Parties Democratic Movement …

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An endless war

BY AHMAD ALI Since September 11 attacks in the US when Pakistan joined American-led alliance against terrorism under threat and duress taking a U-turn on its flawed Afghan policy while West legitimized Musharraf dictatorship. Whereas unpopular policies adopted by Gen Musharraf and the role of …

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Redrawn map makes Pakistan uneasy

A redrawn map of South Asia has been making the rounds among Pakistani elites. It shows their country truncated, reduced to an elongated sliver of land with the big bulk of India to the east, and an enlarged Afghanistan to the west. That the map …

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Al Qaeda\’s focus is Pakistan: U.S. General

Al Qaeda’s focus is Pakistan: U.S. General WASHINGTON, Nov26: Pakistan has replaced Iraq as al Qaeda’s main focus, and the terror group has stepped up its efforts to destabilize the nuclear-armed South Asian nation, according to a senior U.S. military commander.

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New real estate policy requirement in Pakistan

BY JAVED IQBAL With the introduction of unsuitable financial policies (dropping interest rates on deposits considerably) and implemented during the Military Regime of General Pervaiz Musharraf from the year 1999 to 2008. The properties which were available for purchase @ Rs 20 Lac during Nawaz …

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A confusing policy on drone attacks

BY NASIM ZEHRA The gap is too obvious between what Pakistani government representatives state and what appears to be the reality. For example, the recent statements by the president and prime minister hoping that the Obama administration will end drone attacks on Pakistan’s territory are …

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