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How Chahbar port could heighten India-China tensions

Bloomberg TEHRAN: A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port of Chabahar — roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,110 miles) from the capital Tehran — since it first expressed interest in 2003. …

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Pak Army has perfected art of ‘non-coup coup’: Husain Haqqani

NEW DELHI: The Pakistani Army has perfected the art of the “non-coup coup”, which is to run affairs without taking over power directly, the country’s former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani said on Monday. The military’s role in Pakistan was the product of the country’s worldview which is of a “country under siege”, …

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Up to a million children in Balochistan not getting school education, Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court was told on Monday that up to a million children in Balochistan are not going to school, DawnNewsTV reported. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, conducted a hearing on the suo motu notice taken on Balochistan’s healthcare, education and water crisis …

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The Pakhtun age of enlightenment: rejection of obscurantism and oppression

Zahid Hussain LISTEN to their cry of pain. Listen to the multitudes demanding justice and a life lived with dignity. They are young Pakhtun men and women who grew up in the midst of conflict and were uprooted from their homes. They saw their near and dear ones being blown …

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Will Pakistan go through a smooth and uncontroversial caretaker nomination process?

PRIME MINISTER Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah are scheduled to meet today for the next round of a constitutionally mandated consultation to nominate a caretaker prime minister ahead of the next general election. With parliament’s term set to expire in less …

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