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اقوام متحدہ کا وجود کیوں خطرے میں ۔۔۔؟؟

اقوام متحدہ کا وجود کیوں خطرے میں ۔۔۔؟؟

گذشتہ لمبے عرصے سے مقبوضہ کشمیر اور بھارت میں اقلیتوں کے خلاف جاری دہلی سرکار کی ریاستی دہشتگردی سے ہر کوئی بخوبی واقف ہے ۔ اس پس منظر میں مبصرین نے کہا ہے کہ 24 اکتوبر 1945 کو اقوام متحدہ کا وجود عمل میں آیا تھا اور اس کے قیام کا بنیادی مقصد یہی تھا […]

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Dithering Afghanistan

Dithering Afghanistan

As the fighting season peaks in Afghanistan, relics from Karzai era have stepped up their effort to create disjunction in Pak-Afghan joint counter terrorism effort. One rudimentary way is to blame anything that goes wrong in Afghanistan on Pakistan. This strategy has many pluses for its proponents: it reduces public confidence in intra-Afghan reconciliation process; […]

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Sustaining the thaw in Pak-Afghan Relations

Sustaining the thaw in Pak-Afghan Relations

Afghanistan and Pakistan enjoy a unique relationship that has many shades which keep morphing into each other in a number of ways; at times throwing up diverse and daunting challenges, and at times oozing out comforting brotherly sentiments and environment. Afghanistan-Pakistan, bilateral relationship appears to have come of age, however the gains are fragile and […]

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London Conference: More of rhetoric, less of substance

London Conference: More of rhetoric, less of substance

Representatives of 60 countries and 15 international organizations gathered in London to discuss continuation of international cooperation with Afghanistan to facilitate its economic development. Later at 10 Downing British premier, appreciating Pakistan’s sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, stated that “Pakistan has suffered more than any other country in the fight against terrorism”, and assured […]

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Afghanistan beyond BSA

Afghanistan beyond BSA

It is refreshing that Afghanistan has put behind its electoral crisis and come up with an improvised government structure for its stalled political transition. Presence of President Mamnoon Hussain during President Ashraf Ghani’s inaugural ceremony was reflective of Pakistan’s endorsement of this political arrangement. On the following day, bilateral security agreement (BSA) was signed to […]

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Afghanistan at crossroads!  

Afghanistan at crossroads!  

The Afghan Independent Election Commission on Sunday declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the country’s new president. The announcement came hours after Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement in ending the election deadlock. Abdullah was widely believed to be far behind Ashraf in the official results. The final sticking point in the […]

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Armed Forces of Pakistan & security

Armed Forces of Pakistan & security

ALTHOUGH the year 2014 started witnessing more attacks by the terrorists yet overall it may be expressed that after many years of terrorism, that gripped Pakistan, there is some degree of optimism about the security situation in coming months due to Pakistan Military’s role in countering insurgency and taking steps in North Waziristan recently. Armed […]

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Fighting terror: Back to square one

Fighting terror: Back to square one

  In the back drop of resonation about usage of Indian origin arms and ammunition by the attackers of Karachi airport and recovery of huge cache of such weapons and munitions, Indian Prime Minister has condemned the recent terrorist attack on Karachi Airport. In a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, he has expressed sorrow over […]

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