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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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“Honour the Baluch”

By: Akbar Ahmed “A Baluch woman dressed in her wedding finery and wearing all her jewellery could walk alone from one end of Baluchistan to the other end without ever being molested.” Baluch elders said this in response to a query on Baloch character while sitting with the-then Balochistan’s Chief …

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People Speak

KHURRAM AMIN “I was born in Spintan, Balochistan, in the Marri tribe. My father was married three times and has three children – we are two brothers and a sister. He was an expert at playing the sarangi, his name was Ustad Mehran. He forced to learn how to play …

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Pakistan Is No Friend to America

At every turn, Pakistan empowers terrorists abroad while persecuting dissenters at home. C. Christine Fair Since the earliest years of the so-called global war on terrorism, Pakistan has played a double game. With one hand, it has taken some $33 billion from the United States in the name of partnering …

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Problems with census in Balochistan

By Shezad Baloch It seems that in Balochistan nothing involving an official count or survey of the population, whether it be a general election, the election of a local body, or a census, can ever occur without controversy. It is widely assumed that this is because everything in the province is …

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بلوچستان میں میرٹ کا فراڈ

صد یق بلوچ | آئے دن اخبارات میں خبریں چھپ رہی ہیں کہ ملازمتوں میں بھرتی کے دوران انصاف کے تقاضے پور ے نہیں کیے جاتے۔ بڑے بڑے افسران اور طاقتور لوگ کسی نہ کسی بہانہ روزگار کے ذرائع پر قابض ہیں۔ کمزور درخواست دہندگان کے ساتھ نا انصافی ہوتی ہے …

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