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Fear and loathing returns for Quetta’s Hazara community

And when you can’t hide – you run. This is the main reason why Shia Hazara businessmen, professionals and students from Quetta are leaving for Pakistan’s big cities: Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In the sea of people that make up a large city, a Hazara becomes just another face …

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India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pak policy

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump‘s tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has flummoxed many here, coming as it does shortly after the US seemed to have put Pakistan on notice while announcing its new …

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شہید نورالدین مینگل عہد ساز شخصیت

غلام نبی مری محکوم اور مظلوم قوموں کی قومی تحریکوں میں ایسے افراد کی قربانیوں اور جدوجہد کو صدیوں تک فراموش نہیں کیا جاسکتا ہے جو ہمہ وقت اپنے نظریاتی سوچ کی وجہ سے قومی تحریکوں میں فعال کردار ادا کرتے ہیں وہ ام تر اذیتوں مشکلات تکالیف مسائل کا …

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Why India Needs A Balochistan Policy

New Delhi should ascertain what Balochistan means to India and proceed to have a clear policy. The benefits of doing that are plenty, as secure borders will allow India to focus more significantly on its other major goals, including social and economic. It has been well over a year since …

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Iran’s Kurds are growing restless, too

A referendum held by Iraqi Kurds is revving up their Iranian cousins THE Kurds of Iran are calling for independence just as lustily as their cousins in Iraq, perhaps even more so. While the mood in the streets of Iraq’s Kurdish cities was generally subdued and nervous after their referendum …

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WHY THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR WILL WORSEN TENSIONS IN SOUTHERN ASIA

DANIEL MARKEY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and …

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The Islamic State’s Support Base in Pakistan Continues to Grow

The Islamic State’s flag emerges in Pakistan’s capital. How serious is the threat? By Umair Jamal  Last week, an Islamic State (IS) flag was seen hoisted above one of Islamabad’s main highways. The flag, which sprung the capital’s law enforcement agencies into action, bore the message “The caliphate is coming.” …

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India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine: All you need to know

What is India’s ‘Cold Start’ doctrine? India’s ‘Cold War doctrine,’ or ‘Proactive Strategy’+ as the Indian Army calls it, is aimed at making swift and hard inroads into enemy territory, specifically Pakistan. To prevent the outbreak of a nuclear war, such strikes will be ‘limited’ and ‘calibrated’. How quickly can the strike …

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BRICS summit, US, Pakistan and India

James M. Dorsey Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt a potential body blow out of left field. Five major emerging powers, including China and Russia, have for the first time identified Pakistan-backed militant groups as a regional security threat in …

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Why Pakistan army pushed political role for terrorist-linked groups

  Reuters LAHORE: A new Pakistani political party controlled by an Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head is backing a candidate in a by-election on Sunday, in what a former senior army officer says is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream terrorist groups. …

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