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دستور اور بلوچستان

اپنے قیام کے بعد کئی سالوں تک پاکستان سرزمین بے آئین رہا ۔ پاکستان پر 1935ء کا ایکٹ حکمرانی 1956ء تک نافذ رہا ۔ 1956ء کا آئین سکندر مرزا کی سربراہی میں بنایا گیا جس میں سب سے بڑا کمال یہ کیا گیا کہ اس میں بنگال کی اکثریت کو …

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CPEC fears

MOAZZAM HUSAIN  AT the start of this year I had raised the question whether the CPEC projects are loans or FDI. My January column in this paper titled ‘Chinese investment’ had gone on to conclude that overwhelmingly the CPEC funds fell within the definition of FDI. The successive weeks saw …

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The dream lives on?

CYRIL ALMEIDA  IT’S not quite riddle-mystery-enigma level, but it’s worth revisiting why. Especially now that the fling seems to be over. Why did the boys want the PTI to topple the PML-N? The other way round — why did the PTI need the boys’ help? — is not very interesting. …

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ریاستی اداروں کے منہ کو خون لگ گیا ہے: محمد حنیف

  محمد حنیف کے مطابق ڈاکٹر ریاض کی زندگی کا مقصد آواز بلند کرنا ہے کراچی کی ایک عدالت نے بلالائسنس اسلحہ رکھنے کے مقدمے میں حراست میں لیے گئے کراچی یونیورسٹی کے شعبۂ کیمیا کے استاد ڈاکٹر ریاض احمد کو ضمانت پر رہا کرنے کا حکم دیا ہے۔ سنیچر …

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Trump Raises the Stakes for Russia and Iran

By DENNIS B. ROSS WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to launch nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against Al Shayrat air base, from which the Syrian air force flew to drop chemical weapons on the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this week, was swift and purposeful. No doubt, the horrific nature of the attack moved him. But …

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Mystery of CPEC payments

KHURRAM HUSAIN The latest quarterly report by the State Bank of Pakistan points out an intriguing development regarding the payments connected with CPEC projects. This year, the gap between import recorded by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) and the State Bank has widened to a historic high. The report …

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Hit where it hurts the most

Narendra Modi can be satisfied with his Pakistan policy When M.J. Akbar and V.K. Singh, ministers of state for external affairs, were recently reviewing the mid-term record of the Narendra Modi government, questions were raised about ‘a point of time when so much noise was made about India taking up …

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The Omani Succession Envelope, Please

Sultan Qaboos is ailing, and nobody knows who might take over his role as mediator in the Middle East’s most explosive conflict. The name of the next ruler of Oman is written on a piece of paper in a sealed envelope kept in the royal palace in the capital of …

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Reko Diq case

RANA SAJJAD AHMAD THE arbitral tribunal of the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), before which one of the international arbitration proceedings were ongoing in the Reko Diq case, has decided against Pakistan. According to preliminary news reports, the arbitral tribunal has rejected Pakistan’s final defence …

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How Pakistan Warped into a Geopolitical Monster

How long will America continue to allow Pakistan to undermine its overseas antiterrorism efforts? Robert Cassidy “Twenty U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operate in the Afghanistan-Pakistan subregion; seven of the twenty organizations are in Pakistan. So long as these groups maintain safe haven inside of Pakistan they will threaten long-term stability in …

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