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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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Only Education can take Balochistan towards prosperity: Akhtar Mengal

QUETTA: The Chief of Balochistan National Party (BNP) and former CM Balochistan Sardar Akhter Jan Mengal said on Sunday that, education is weapon which will end the sense of deprivation from Balochistan. “Unfortunately despite spending million of rupees, still schools in Balochistan are depicting a worse image, majority schools in our province …

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The Nadiya story

Syed Talat Hussain It is alright if you have not heard of Nadiya Savchenko. Ukraine is a country located at a bird-fly distance of 2,356 miles from here and in a region almost totally removed from our geographic orientation maps. Moreover, it is a place pulled apart by global and …

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Balochistan CM urges estranged leaders to return home

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has urged the self-exiled and disgruntled Baloch leaders to come back to the country to play their role in the development of the province. Speaking at a condolence reference for late journalist Siddiq Baloch, which was organised by the Balochi Adabi Academy …

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Protest camp against enforced disappearances

LAHORE: With entire area around the protest having posters and pictures of the missing persons, including Raza Khan, the protestors put up a spirited show for four hours at their protest camp outside the Lahore Press Club on Saturday. Many new faces who have not normally been part of such …

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Hasil Bizenjo says security establishment wields supremacy in country

HYDERABAD: National Party’s Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo has said that security establishment has enjoyed supremacy over the past 40 years and it has remained intact to date regardless of who rules the country. He said at a condolence meeting organised by Jam Saqi Yadgar Committee to pay tribute to democratic …

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Chabahar project not in competition with CPEC: Iran’s ex-foreign minister

KARACHI: Iran’s former foreign minister Kamal Kharazi has said the perception in Pakistan that Iran’s Chabahar port, including subsequent development of roads and railways networks for enhancing the country’s trade, is a ‘rival project’ of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is not correct. He was speaking at a roundtable discussion …

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