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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 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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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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Anatomy of 18th Amendment and answers to its critics

Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: A lot of debate has taken place on 18th Constitutional Amendment with a little effort to educate public about it. Questions have been raised and repeated instead of finding answers. That the amendment is overall good nevertheless problematic is an argument being framed. What are the problems …

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Re-centralisation

Cyril Almeida  THE danger is greater when the goal is bigger, the aim wider. And the goal just became a whole lot bigger. It started with Nawaz, but now it’s out there — the boys want more. A whole lot more. Chicken or egg — did the get-Nawaz plan spawn …

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UNPO Conference in Washington DC Highlights Implications of CPEC for the People of Gilgit-Baltistan

On 6 December 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) convened a conference on the impact the so-called China-Pakistan. Economic Corridor (CPEC) has on the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a region which finds itself in a constitutional limbo for numerous decades. The conference entitled “Gilgit-Baltistan in Focus: The Geopolitics of …

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فاٹاکو خیبر پختونخوامیں شامل کرنے کے بعد پشتونوں کی ایک ملی وحدت بنائینگے،اسفندیارولی

چمن: عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کے سربراہ اسفندیار ولی خان نے عمران خان کے مطالبے اور ان کی طرز سیاست کو افسوسناک قرار دیتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ کرکٹر نے ساری حدیں پار کرکے سیاست سے شائستگی ختم کردی ہے۔ باقی لوگوں میں وراثت میں جائیدادیں اور بینک بیلنس جبکہ ہم …

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CPEC violates rights of Gilgit residents, says Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

BRUSSELS: Europe’s leading think tanks have declared that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPECBSE -4.45 % is violating the human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed territory over which the highway passes, and its construction is causing immense ecological damage to the region. Willem Oosterveld, a strategic …

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Single Pakhtun province demanded

QUETTA: Mr. Asghar Achakzai, the Provincial President of the Awami National Party, had reiterated his demand for single Pakhtun Province and immediate merger of FATA with the KPK. He strongly criticized those reactionary elements in politics obstructing the democratic and humanitarian reforms in FATA and opposing the instant merger of …

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Pakhtun Tribesmen stage protest at Torkham, Chaman borders against Trump’s new policy

The Pak-Afghan border crossings at Chaman and Torkham on Monday saw an influx of tribesmen, political workers and members of the civil society protesting against the US’s new policy for the region. Last week, in a statement that was strongly rejected by the Pakistan government, US President Donald Trump had demanded that Pakistan …

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