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Nuclear Pakistan — realities vs myths

By Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain There is no dearth of allegations in the Western media that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are exposed to extremist control or are ‘vulnerable’ and that political instability in Pakistan is exposing the world to a disaster. Nothing could be farther from the …

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Unrealistic western perceptions and Pakistan’s war on terror

It goes to the credit of the government that we have so far resisted the offer of American troops fighting on Pakistani soil. We have also managed to avert a joint operation proposal despite the fact that American pressure is growing on the Musharraf government …

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Benazir\’s killing: internal security for Pakistan

Ali Abbas Rizvi The killing of Benazir Bhutto has sharply brought into focus grave internal security issues for Pakistan. Rather, her death has exposed the shortcomings in the national security apparatus that were always there but were swept under the carpet by successive regimes. It …

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Why the media loved Benazir

Why the media loved Benazir LONDON: Pakistan is a very important country, perhaps the most important of all in what American and British politicians call “the war on terror”. Does this explain the enormous coverage given, in all sections of the British press, to the …

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A tribute to Benazir Bhutto

A tribute to Benazir Bhutto Nafisa Shah For decades, Benazir Bhutto mesmerised the people of Pakistan. Her beauty, charisma, exuberance, and intellect gave her a string of qualities that rallied people around her. But more than all this, what gave her a mass appeal, were …

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Terrorism in Sri Lanka and External Threats

BY BEN SILVA There is similarity between the actions of Hitler and Prabakaran. Both Hitler and Prabakaran stirred up racism and racial hatred  and used the media to promote racial hatred. It is known that LTTE funding goes to  some in the Tamil Nadu film …

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Jirgas,Lashkars and militancy in NWFP ,FATA

BY AHMAD ALI Jirga system is very deep rooted in Pakhtoon culture,custom and traditions.So it is pertinent here to have a brief and comprehensive introductory note on Jirga system.It will help to remove misunderstanding and despicable notion prevailing in the world as this nation,unluckily,has been …

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Stop fleecing masses!

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The economists of the country have been justifying the sky-rocketing prices as a sequence to inflation the world over. Their logic is that the prices in the country are  determined strictly by market forces and that domestic prices would reflect that of …

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The reverse phenomenon

By Dr Ghayur Ayub In the land of eternity and the realm of endlessness, the angels, their chief, Iblis, and the newly shaped man, Adam, were all present in respectful postures in front of God. The topic for discourse was the first man. God introduced …

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Terrorism – Need to Fight bad ideas with good ideas

  For the last 81 stagnant days that only carries unimaginable painful stories of displaced and locked Swatians troubles and pains; July 17 was a very different late morning here in IDP’s camp at under construction medicine factory building located in Risalpur Special Industrial Zone …

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