No Option for Pakistan via-a-vis Afghanistan

August 13, 2021 admin 0

Even as one of his many advisors was boasting and bluffing about Pakistan having an ‘option’ if the US continued to spurn it, Prime Minister Imran Khan, former playboy-cum-cricketer, was lamenting before an audience of foreign journalists at his residence that the US saw Pakistan as nothing but a ‘scavenger’, Read more ………

Taliban Mines Afghan Phone Data In Bid For Control

October 30, 2020 admin 0

Hamidullah, a young resident of the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni, recently had a harrowing experience. While returning from a trip to the southern city of Kandahar this month, the Taliban stopped the bus he had taken for the 350-kilometer return journey. “A Taliban fighter asked me to hand over Read more ………

Pak: Entrenched Impunity In Killings Of Journalists

October 29, 2020 admin 0

Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia remain near the top on the list of countries where the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says “impunity” in cases of murdered journalists is “entrenched.” The New York-based watchdog’s 2020 Global Impunity Index highlighted a total of 12 countries where “journalists are singled out for murder Read more ………

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Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

May 3, 2013 admin 0

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly attacks by the jihadists. But the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has Read more ………

China s Central Asia Problem Not Unidimensional:ICG

March 1, 2013 admin 0

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China and its Central Asian neighbours have developed a close relationship, initially economic but increasingly also political and security. Energy, precious metals, and other natural resources flow into China from the region. Investment flows the other way, as China builds pipelines, power lines Read more ………

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B’desh: Mir Quasem And His Failed Mission

June 22, 2012 admin 0

By Malladi Rama Rao Finally, as the long arm of law is catching up with the largest fundamentalist party of Bangladesh, it is tempting to say, Well, Hubris falls. For forty years, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) managed to survive with impunity, acted as the power centre behind the thrown and even Read more ………

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US launches new drone attacks on Pakistan

June 5, 2012 admin 0

By Bill Van Auken The Obama administration ordered new drone attacks on Pakistan over the weekend, killing at least a dozen people in the tribal area of South Waziristan. Sunday’s strike involved two drones, which fired two missiles each into a home and a car in the Wana district of Read more ………

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NEW THREATS FROM MONSTER CALLED LeT

November 23, 2011 admin 0

by SURENDER KUMAR SHARMA* American journalist Sebastian Rotella’s twin exposes in ProPublica – America’s botched chances to stop the American Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley behind India’s 9/11 and LeT operational head, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s jail life with all the trappings of status guest status, have coincided with the release in Read more ………

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Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

September 10, 2011 admin 0

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of violence is the worst the city has seen since 1995. Read more ………