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Promotion of extremism in NWFP(Pashtunkhwa)

BY ZAR ALI KHAN MUSAZIA After the allied forces came in Afghanistan in oct:2001, Pakistan had to save the minimum investment in the form of Taliban and Al-Qaeda . It is worth mentioning that Pakistan will be only 5% sincere in elimination of the Al-Qaeda …

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Youth: face of the nation

BY AMBREEN KAZMI The creativity, vision, inspirations, innovations, and energies of youth are fatal for maintaining the course of development in a community. Pakistan today constitutes largest number of young population in its history. Almost 70% of Pakistan’s’ population is under the age of 29 …

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Kidnapping for ransom

Kidnapping for ransom BY SYED BUKHAR SHAH Kidnaping for ransom becomes a routine business in FATA and NWFP areas.Miscreants,criminals and some group of extremists are involved  in kidnapping of businessmen,industrialists,government officials and common citizens for the sake of huge money. According to recent reports many …

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They have earned laurels, I bet

BY IQBAL HADI ZAIDI This is absolutely unbelievable, or more correctly unthinkable, that an official notification issued by the most competent authority is withdrawn within just few hours but why and how, is an unanswered question not for you or me but all Pakistanis whether …

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War on terror and census

By Nasser Yousaf A COUPLE of weeks ago 18 children, all teenage boys, were reported missing from their homes in a small town in the restive Swat district. The children went to their seminaries in the morning and did not return home until late in …

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New government be given time, space to address security issues in FATA

Leading foreign experts on South Asia appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in the war against terrorism and said the newly elected government should be given time and space to address the security and economic development issues in the tribal region. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, his British …

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Muzakirat

By Munir Attaullah What sense can muzakirat make when a force that considers itself irresistible (the mindset that believes in armed Jihad) meets an object that considers itself immovable (the modern sovereign State)? Politicians, TV anchors, panellists, and sundry analysts and commentators need to cultivate …

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\’One versus seven\’

By Iqbal Hadi Zaidi On the face of it may look funny, if not absurd, but please be with me for a while, to prove that neither you are wrong nor I am mistaken and the truth is truth that just one person is negating …

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Drug Traffickers Sponsoring Militancy

BY AMBREEN KAZMI Pakistan today is confronting a threat and this instance its not external but within a division of this country. The devastated North West tribal areas are facing the worst security disaster with every day passing by. The upsurge in militancy has sundry …

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3 Cs of Bush-Choose cooperation or conflict

BY IQBAL HADI ZAIDI On Sunday 20th July, 2008 all newspapers whether in  Kuwait or back home Pakistan have very prominently flashed the news in bold red that USA has asked Iran to decide as to what suits it best-to cooperate with USA or pick …

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