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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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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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Coup talk

  Cyril Almeida THERE’S a template for a coup and it goes something like this. The government is paralysed, Nawaz is on the warpath, the boys have had enough, the chief moves in. Good enough for before, good enough for again. Throw in a bit of anti-US and anti-India hysteria …

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The CPEC plan for Pakistan’s digital future

KARACHI: A radical overhaul of Pakistan’s communications framework appears to be on the cards — or at least that is what Beijing and Islamabad have envisioned under their Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. A closer examination of the LTP document obtained in June by Dawn reveals intentions for …

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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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Kurds: One stateless people across four countries

AFP ARBIL: The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own. Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, is to hold a non-binding independence referendum on September 25 that has stirred concern of …

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Where are Balochistan’s female doctors?

Muhammad Akbar Notezai QUETTA: Sitting with two of his friends in front of Balochistan Kebab House on the main Brewery Road in Wahdat Colony, a heavily populated area of Quetta, elderly Haji Abdul Zaman Zehri shares that his daughter had recently survived a pregnancy complication after undergoing surgery. Mr Zehri …

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