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Friends of Pakistan forum to help meet economic crisis

BY PROF DANISH The establishment of ‘Friends of Pakistan’ forum to help the country tackle its socio-economic and security-related challenges an be termed as one of the positive outcomes of President Asif Ali Zardari’s UN visit. Its inaugural meeting held in New York on the …

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Lack of priorities?

Lack of priorities? ANALYSIS BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Despite our repeated assertions at the highest level to fight the menace of terrorism as our own war, there is no denouement in the sight of the powers that be that how long would it take for countries …

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Islamabad blast sends depressing signals

BY MS TANVIR It was a great misfortune that while September 21 was being observed  as international day of peace, people of Pakistan were in a state of trauma and shock with questions like what is the future of the country agitating their minds. The …

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Growing hostility towards extremists in FATA,Swat

Growing hostility towards extremists in FATA,Swat BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI History is testimony to the fact that the tribesmen in FATA and adjoining areas have always been a symbol of bravery and by figment of imagination can be dubbed as terrorists. These brave sons of the …

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War against terror and Pakistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Pakistan is a major battle ground in the global war on terrorism but the truth that the terrorists are in control of chunks of tribal areas and Swat, and Pakistan has failed to establish its writ in terrorist infested FATA. But it …

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The Logic of illogic

BY DR GHAYUR AYUB The internet is fast impelling us to think logically even if things do not fit in as being logical. Furthermore, it tends to bracket illogical happenings as chances or coincidences which might not be so. In the process, the modern mindset …

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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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