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Cyril Almeida THE lie at the heart of the quest to oust Nawaz from politics was that there was a crisis. That without getting ridding of Nawaz the crisis would metastasise and swallow the rest of us. There was no crisis. Sure, could Pakistan have been doing better? Yes. Was the economy …

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Baloch people should be allowed to elect their representatives: Mengal

GWADAR: Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal says that his party is fully prepared to contest the forthcoming general elections in the country, expressing the hope that the Baloch people will not elect this time the so-called Baloch parties who have given nothing to the province except …

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Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement: A destabilising threat or a testament to its resilience?

IN the battle to vanquish militancy and terrorism from Pakistan’s midst, the armed forces have paid a high cost. Yet Gen Qamar Bajwa’s recent comments — amongst them that this nation has a tendency of forgetting its heroes and its history — are open to question. Their heroism and sacrifices …

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The future of Chabahar Port

Harsh V. Pant December, last year, saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from 17 countries. India is central to this port project as it remains keen on opening a trade route to Afghanistan and …

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A social democratic alternative

Imtiaz Alam The mainstream parliamentary parties are being eroded as the alignment of democratic forces breaks down and the Charter of Democracy evaporates at the altar of expediency. With this erosion, the spectre of religious extremism and militaristic nationalism is emerging as a principal challenge to progressive democratic forces. It …

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Balochistan’s Professors announces to boycott Exams duty

QUETTA: Following the lack of coordination amid UOB and Balochistan Board the Balochistan Professors and Lecturer Association and Govenrment Teachers Association have announced to boycott their duties during BA, BSC and FA, FSC exams across Balochistan. Addressing a press conference here in Quetta Press Club on Thursday the BPLA and GTA have …

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Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals at Taftan

Iran has handed over 100 Pakistani nationals to authorities at Pakistan-Iran Taftan border crossing in Balochistan. The Pakistani nationals were arrested from different cities of Iran without valid documents, IRNA reported. The deportees would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation after completing initial inquiry. Pakistanis …

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US ‘restricts movements of Pakistani diplomats’ in Washington, other consulates

TIMESOFINDIA.COM NEW DELHI: Starting May 1, the US will reportedly restrict the movements of Pakistani diplomats in the country to within 25 miles of their posts, said numerous reports in the Pakistani press. These reports further said that Pakistani diplomats would have to take permission – at least five days in advance …

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Corralled and constrained, Pakistan struggles to find feet against US

  TNN  WASHINGTON: Crossed red lines, jumped red lights and a relationship that is anything but red hot. The already frigid and flaccid ties between the United States and Pakistan continue to spiral down with reports suggesting both countries are poised to constraint diplomats from the other side from free movement in …

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First polio case of 2018 reported in Balochistan

The first polio virus case of 2018 was reported in Balochistan’s Dukki district on Thursday. Sources in the Balochistan health department told DawnNewsTV that a three-year-old child fell prey to the crippling virus. Samples of the child’s blood were sent to a laboratory and the results confirmed the presence of polio virus …

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