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Unrest in Swat out of control

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The people in Swat have been agitating for years for enforcement of Shariah in the former princely state. Once a picturesque valley, Swat has now become the most dangerous place for the tourists let alone the local people who have lost their …

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How to deal with mounting pressure?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come out with the harshest statement indicating that New Delhi is all out to continue mounting pressure on Pakistan in the case of Mumbai terrorist attack. While addressing Chief Ministers meeting in New Delhi he accused …

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The India Doctrine– 1947-2007

REVIEW BY A.K. ZAMA It is almost two years since the first edition of The India Doctrine appeared on Bangladesh bookshelves to wide acclaim and appreciation. The newly revised edition now titled The India Doctrine (1947-2007) is an astonishing work of exceptional depth and analysis …

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Afghan drug money fuelling extremism,militancy

BY AHMAD ALI Afghanistan has difficult rugged and mountainous terrain of 251825 square miles of area inhabited by multi ethnic population of nearly 32 million divided by ethnic,sectarian,regional,tribal and family feuds. Afghanistan is one of the most poor and backward country in this global village …

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Kaka ji Sanober Hussain \’a revolutionary Politician\’

BY ZAR ALI KHAN MUSAZIA Kaka ji Sanober  Hussain was a great hero of the war of independence of sub-continent  , a  fearless and committed  politician, a bold journalist  and a good poet .He spent his most precious time  fighting against imperialists who ruled India …

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The consequences of 26/11

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB A strong economy and political stability are the major catalysts to boost the progress of a country. China is a glaring example. I remember reading an article in Life Magazine in the mid 1960s which predicted China surpassing America and the …

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Afghan drug money fuelling extremism,militancy

BY AHMAD ALI Afghanistan has difficult rugged and mountainous terrain of 251825 square miles of area inhabited by multi ethnic population of nearly 32 million divided by ethnic,sectarian,regional,tribal and family feuds. Afghanistan is one of the most poor and backward country in this global village …

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Process of political de-stabilisation begins

BY MM KHAN With the reported differences between the President and the Prime Minister and split in the ruling Peoples Party, the political de-stabilisation ha once again started. The differences between the President and the Prime Minister are reported to have risen following objection by …

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President-PM differences surface again

NEWS COMMENTS BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI There are persistent  reports of  differences between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani mainly over exercise of powers as envisioned in the Constitution and rules of business. It is sad that despite denials by Information …

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The President and his Chief Justice

DR NAZIR AHMAD It is the fate of Pakistan that its president is someone not worthy of that office and it has a chief justice who got himself there by the backdoor. In these exceptionally difficult circumstances  and politically charged environment, and with the keen …

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