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Pakistan on path of democracy

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The world powers that matter continue to  acclaim the election of Senator Asif Zardari a the new President of Pakistan turning a new leaf of hope and expectation after almost a adecade of dictatorship. The US which solidly supported former President for …

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PML(N)-PPP part ways : What next?

BY MS TANVIR The honeymoon period between the two mainstream parties – PPP and PML-N is finally over with the acceptance of resignations of the PML-N Ministers in the Federal Cabinet disappointing the people who  had pinned a lot of hopes on the coalition Government …

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President should visit China as announced

President should visit China as announced BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Contrary to his announcement to visit China first, President  Asif Ali Zardari has chosen to visit  Dubai and  Britain. Visit to Dubai and  UK are being described as private. But the President who has flown to …

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Dwindling sovereignty of Pakistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Daily attacks by NATO commandos in FATA despite protests by Pakistan have sent a wave of anger and anguish in the length and breadth of the country. Innocent people are being killed by ISAF commandos with air support from Afghanistan. Sovereignty of …

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The Curse of Zardari

BY DR NAZIR AHMAD It is hard to resist not to comment on the changing tones of Newspapers articles and talk show host language. It is interesting that the authors of  articles more recently have suddenly developed various future hopes  from  a man  called Zardari.It …

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Politics of confrontation;How long people can be befooled?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI After the exit of President Musharraf, it was expected by the nation that the two major parties – PPP and PMN-L – will focus their attention to arrest the down sliding of economy and spiraling prices of essential items of life,to meet …

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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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