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The risk of escalation

AN eerie calm prevails after Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel. Tehran fired hundreds of drones and missiles at Israeli territory in...

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Complicit in genocide

NICARAGUA has gone to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with a complaint against Germany for “facilitating the commission of genocide”...

10.04.2024 100

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In Pakistan, target killings of Chinese nationals carry geopolitical implications

https://arab.news/gh3zk In yet another occurrence of the targeted killing of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, questions are raised about grave...

09.04.2024 50

Arab News Pakistan

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The judges have spoken

THE rot is much deeper than it seems. What the six brave judges of the Islamabad High Court have penned is just the tip of the iceberg. The shadow of...

03.04.2024 100

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Global terrorist threat

THE deadly attack on a concert hall in Moscow last week, which left around 140 people dead, marks the expansion in the terrorist operations of the...

27.03.2024 200

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Pakistan’s new government must tread cautious path dealing with cross-border militancy

https://arab.news/cefr3 There was a virtual sense of jubilation among those in power in Islamabad when the Taliban returned to power after the end...

25.03.2024 70

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Targeting militant sanctuaries

THE long-simmering tension between the two countries now threatens to escalate into a full-blown conflict after Pakistan’s latest air strike on...

20.03.2024 200

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Of old and new faces

THE scene appeared surreal as Asif Ali Zardari took oath as president just a few days after Shehbaz Sharif returned as the country’s prime minister....

13.03.2024 200

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The man, the controversy, the resurrection: Zardari’s return as Pakistan’s president

https://arab.news/9fjbd Asif Ali Zardari has made history by being the only Pakistani political leader to be elected president for the second time....

10.03.2024 20

Arab News Pakistan

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THE PHENOMENON OF ASIF ZARDARI

Asif Ali Zardari epitomises the perpetual ironies of Pakistani politics. For the past three decades, he has alternated between prison and power. ...

10.03.2024 200

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The second coming

THE newly elected prime minister has set an ambitious target for his minority government propped up by half a dozen disparate groups. He vows to steer...

06.03.2024 100

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Will We Ever See An End To Corporate Greed?

In free market economies, the corporate sector routinely lobbies the governments to create an environment conducive to business growth. The premise is...

29.02.2024 50

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Sharif dynasty’s new face

SHE had long been groomed as heir apparent to the country’s most prominent political dynasty and her election as Punjab’s chief minister this week...

28.02.2024 200

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The new old order: Pakistan’s prospects for political stability are grim

https://arab.news/6nzch Pakistan will have a new government in place by the end of the month following a controversial election that has...

26.02.2024 40

Arab News Pakistan

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Hybrid rule 3.0?

IT is a right royal mess that is hard to clean up. A hung parliament through a controversial election has pushed the country deeper into the mire. It...

21.02.2024 300

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Polls and their aftermath

IT was perhaps the most consequential election in Pakistan’s recent history. Defying all odds, the voters turned out in record numbers. They have...

14.02.2024 200

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The disastrous political fallout of Pakistan’s questionable electoral legitimacy

https://arab.news/gffct Marred by allegations of rigging, Pakistan’s election has produced no clear winner deepening the country’s political...

12.02.2024 90

Arab News Pakistan

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Paradox of Election 2024

PAKISTAN goes to the polls today amid despair and uncertainty. For many, the outcome has already been decided, with one of the largest political...

08.02.2024 200

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The conviction and after

IN what many would describe as a predetermined verdict, a special court has sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and his erstwhile foreign...

31.01.2024 200

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Pakistan elections: Amid hope and apprehension

https://arab.news/wqjsn Pakistan is set to go to polls in less than two weeks amid hope and apprehension about the outcome that will determine the...

29.01.2024 100

Arab News Pakistan

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New power game and polls

LISTENING to the speeches at the hustings, one wonders whether the political leaders vying for power have anything new to offer the electorate. With...

24.01.2024 300

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The judgement and after

IT ranks among those inglorious decisions taken by the top court which have been long remembered for breaching democratic norms.The verdict of the...

17.01.2024 200

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Brewing Pakistan-Afghanistan tensions are dangerous for regional security

https://arab.news/rg7rk There is no sign of a thaw in Islamabad’s relations with the Taliban regime in Kabul despite some diplomatic efforts to...

14.01.2024 50

Arab News Pakistan

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Criminal silence over genocide

THE genocide being carried out by Israeli forces in Gaza has entered its fourth month with, on average, a child being killed every 10 minutes and...

10.01.2024 200

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Canada-US Trade Partnership: A Model For Pakistan And India

Canada and the United States share the longest land border in the world, about 9,000km long.  There are no walls, fences or barbwires along the...

05.01.2024 90

The Friday Times

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The game is on

IT has been a year one would like to forget. But for a country caught in the vortex of volatility, what lies ahead doesn’t look very hopeful either....

03.01.2024 200

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The Pakistani state is pushing youth in Balochistan towards militancy

https://arab.news/b559c A protest march led by a young woman has once again brought Pakistan’s attention to the perennial issue of missing persons...

28.12.2023 70

Arab News Pakistan

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Remembering Benazir

SIXTEEN years ago this day, Benazir Bhutto became the highest-profile victim of terrorism. The wound inflicted by the assassination of one of...

27.12.2023 200

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Elections and fair play

THE good news is that the elections will be held on Feb 8. The bad news is that they could end in yet another farce. The Supreme Court’s ruling last...

20.12.2023 200

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Colonisation of Kashmir

INDIA’S top court has validated the Narendra Modi government’s 2019 action of stripping India-occupied Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status. The...

13.12.2023 300

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Is the Softening of the US’s Support for Israel Possible?

Mr Zahid Hussain is a retired engineer, based in Canada. The United States supported the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. In the early...

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The escalation in militant attacks could derail Pakistan’s looming electoral process

https://arab.news/gx3tv It has been one of the worst years for Pakistani security forces confronting growing militant threats, while attacks have...

11.12.2023 50

Arab News Pakistan

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It is America’s war now

THE UN has warned that “an even more hellish scenario is about to unfold” in Gaza. Israel has now launched its heaviest bombardment yet on the...

06.12.2023 300

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PPP’s hour of reckoning

OFTEN described as an accidental leader, Asif Ali Zardari is undoubtedly one of the shrewdest political figures in the country. Past master in the art...

29.11.2023 200

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Can Pakistan get BRICS membership?

https://arab.news/zb4vk Pakistan has formally requested to join the BRICS group, an important grouping of developing countries. Apparently the...

27.11.2023 100

Arab News Pakistan

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Elections or selection?

‘THE more the things change, the more they stay the same.’ That truism can be applied to Pakistan’s power politics. The same old game that we...

22.11.2023 200

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Shameful capitulation

THERE had never been many expectations from the Arab countries to stand up in support of the Palestinian people living under occupation. After all,...

15.11.2023 200

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Pakistan’s forced expulsion of Afghan migrants has brought bilateral relations to breaking point

https://arab.news/vxmfw The relations between Islamabad and the Taliban regime in Kabul have hit a new low following Pakistan’s decision to expel...

12.11.2023 100

Arab News Pakistan

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Forced expulsion

THE arbitrariness of our policymaking process has been very evident in our latest decision to expel hundreds of thousands of Afghan migrants. For...

08.11.2023 200

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The Arab inaction

WITH the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, public opinion around the world is turning against the Israeli invasion. While...

01.11.2023 200

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In Pakistan, is the election already compromised?

https://arab.news/r3n74 Last month Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the former federal home minister was taken away by men in plain clothes from his residence....

30.10.2023 50

Arab News Pakistan

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A ‘New Deal’ for Pakistan?

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt offered Americans the New Deal, a series of programmes, public work projects and financial reforms to pull...

30.10.2023 200

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Trying for a fourth term

CALL it a game of chess, or musical chairs. It has long been played on the country’s political stage. The pawn is interchangeable, and so is the...

25.10.2023 200

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Western media and the war

THE brazen one-sided account of the conflict justifying Israeli aggression against Palestinians living in the occupied Gaza Strip has exposed the...

18.10.2023 300

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Pakistan needs to take a clearer position on Israeli aggression

https://arab.news/b38ga Israel’s declaration of war on Gaza will have far-reaching implications for the Middle East and beyond. There is no sign...

16.10.2023 100

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Israel’s new war

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. LIVING...

11.10.2023 300

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A surge in terrorist attacks

THE bloodbath in Mastung last week was yet another grim reminder of the relentless rise of militant violence that is threatening national security....

04.10.2023 200

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Elite capture is the main reason for Pakistan’s failing 

https://arab.news/gwqmj The dire warning by the World Bank that Pakistan is on the edge of a precipice with the country facing its worst and longest...

02.10.2023 80

Arab News Pakistan

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Beyond their mandate

HE is an interim prime minister with a difference. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar’s actions have appeared to go beyond his limited role as a non-partisan...

27.09.2023 200

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Great expectations

CHIEF JUSTICE Qazi Faez Isa has made his mark on his very first day in office by ordering the live-streaming of the full court hearing petitions...

20.09.2023 200

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