Balochistan: the other dimension

Sayed G B Shah Bokhari In his three-part article in The News, titled, ‘The real Balochistan,’ former senator Sana Baloch has mentioned the backwardness and deprivation of the Baloch people. This is looking at the problem in isolation, ignoring the reality that most other parts of the country are also backward and deprived. If Balochistan is a virtual prison because of “thousands of check-posts dotting the p ...

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Aman Ki Asha or Trade Sachet?

by Rehmatullah Kakakhel As far as the Indian business delegates are concerned, they came, they saw and they conquered (certainly not the heart of a common Pakistani). The core issues like Kashmir and water accord were thrown on the backseats while the business interests were brought into the lime light. A couple of happy meals, photo sessions and some musical evenings in the forefront while discreet and dub ...

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TAPI and IPI: Peace pipelines

Air Cdre Khalid Iqbal (R) Concept of energy security does not have a uniform meaning due to the complexities arising out of regional intricacies and global market dynamics. World Bank defines energy security as ‘the sustainable production and use of energy at reasonable costs to ensure a certain quality of life’. Flow of energy resources across the states’ boundaries does not per se guarantee regional peace ...

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Playing in the hands of India

Khalid Khokhar While a flurry of senior US officials started visiting Pakistan in an attempt to reduce the tension between the two countries that have been created after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in a covert US operation in Pakistan, Washington is making new demands to prosecute the founder of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed by announcing a $10 million reward for information on him. ...

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Zawahiri in Pakistan?

Prof Ali Sukhanver "Zawahiri is in Pakistan", assured the gracious lady Hillary Clinton talking to media in Kolkata, a few days back. She further said in the same interview: "You have to go over those who are trying to kill you. You have to be focused on that." Hillary is no doubt very much true in her concept of pursuing those who are trying to kill you. Her approach in this regard must be sincerely follow ...

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Retrieving Balochistan from the brink of disorder

Bassam Javed It took one US Congressman to jolt Pakistan on the urgent need to address Balochistan issue. Whatever malicious designs he had on an integral part of a sovereign nation that too a consistent ally in US regional endeavours, speak of US thinking on this strategically located part of Pakistan. The crude way however with which he took upon himself to speak for Balochistan on the floor of US Congres ...

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Pak-US War of Nerves

By Sajjad Shaukat On April 12, this year, Pakistan’s parliament unanimously approved recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) in connection with the re-engagement with the United States. Besides other matters, the recommendations include an immediate cessation of drone attacks and infiltration into Pakistani territory, entailing some conditions regarding supply to NATO forc ...

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Hiding OBL was not an option for Pakistan

by Asif Haroon Raja As long as Mullah Omar was in power in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda under Osama bin Laden (OBL) enjoyed his patronage and protection. Once his regime was uprooted from power in November 2001 and the Taliban rendered homeless and fugitives, al-Qaeda as an entity also got displaced from Afghanistan to South Waziristan (SW). Ahmadzai Wazirs who had fought alongside Afghan and Arab Mujahideen in th ...

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