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India-Pak dialogue: Walking the Talk

July 29, 2011 admin 0

By Subha Singh* The India-Pakistan Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi ended without much hype. While External Affairs Minister, SM Krishna said that the talks had been “useful” and on the right track, his young Pakistani counterpart, was more upbeat about the bilateral dialogue process. And described her talks as Read more ………

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Pakistan: Unpleasant Pleasantries

June 17, 2011 admin 0

By SADAF ARSHAD* New Delhi (Syndicate Features): No pleasantries to exchange and no truth to be told. One man, Saleem Shahzad is dead today and mysteriously buried under tons of mud leaving behind a wife with three kids and thousands of mourners. Another man, Ilyas Kahmiri, is reported to have Read more ………

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Who killed journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad ..?

June 3, 2011 admin 1

By SAAD SARFRAZ SHEIKH* (Syndicate Features): Pakistan continues to make headlines under the masthead of being the world’s deadliest country for journalists. Statistically, 16 journalists have been killed in Pakistan the past 14 months; some of the worst excesses occurred in the restive Balochistan province. “These journalists work under extremely Read more ………

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America, Pakistan, Drone Politics

April 23, 2011 admin 0

A US predator drone strike killed 25 people in the village of Spinwam in North Waziristan on April 23. The dead included at least five children and four women. In response to mounting public outrage, Pakistan’s government has repeatedly denounced the US drone strikes in recent months, calling them “unhelpful” Read more ………

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Pakistan: The South Waziristan Migration

October 15, 2009 admin 0

The possibility of militants conducting attacks or bringing much-needed capability to grassroots cells means that the South Waziristan migration, which has almost certainly already begun, will give counter terrorism officials from Boston to Beijing something to worry about for the foreseeable future.