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Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight

By James M. Dorsey A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and initial steps to …

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‘Pakistan making its nukes resilient, capable’

RAWALPINDI -UNS : Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a complicated neighbourhood with a variety of security issues. One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and doctrine are continually evolving to match perceived threats. …

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Why public execution is not the answer to heinous crimes?

The ghastly murder of Zainab Ansari, the seven-year-old minor from Kasur who was raped and murdered allegedly by suspect Imran Ali a couple of weeks ago, shocked the nation. Following the outrageous and heinous crime, demands from the general public and certain parliamentarians to have …

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Testing Prince Mohammed’s pledge to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vow to return his kingdom to a moderate interpretation of Islam could be put to the test by a draft bill in the US Congress that would require the secretary of State to submit yearly …

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Senate of Pakistan Museum inaugurated

ISLAMABAD -UNS-Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, while addressing the inaugural ceremony of newly constructed Senate Museum at the Parliament House on Tuesday has said that Parliament is the hallmark of democracy and it is Parliament which can rightly be called the flag bearer of a …

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Iranian protests expose contours of leadership in Muslim world

By James M. Dorsey If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s structural inability to establish itself as the leader of the Sunni Muslim world. The responses to the protests of major …

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China leverages Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political environment

By James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative, seemingly amounts to an effort …

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Pakistan elected main policy making organs of UNIDO

ISLAMABAD -UNS/APP:Pakistan has recently been elected to the main policy making organs of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during the 17th session of the General Conference held in Vienna from November 27 to December 01. These included, Industrial Development Board (IDB) for another …

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Nawaz,Riaz meeting:Land grabber once again active to save corruption in Pakistan?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Pakistan controversial  land grabber and looters of millions of Pakistanis billions of rupees once again active to save corruption in Pakistan. Behria Town chief Malik Riaz became a mediator between the two major political parties’ leaders ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and Asif …

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In Pakistan’s coal rush, some women drivers break cultural barriers

ISLAMKOT, Pakistan: As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs that once only went to men. Such work is seen as …

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