By Nida Afaque
As elections draw near,the political climate within Pakistan has turned sober. Contesting parties are working industriously to widen their voter base,the Election Commission is overworked with verifying candidates’ credibility and the interim government is struggling to contain the country’s affairs until the next government is ready to take charge. But there . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis:Elections held hostage
By Omar Waraich
Bodies of Shi‘te victims who were killed by twin explosions are laid in a mosque in the Pakistani town of Quetta on Jan. 11,2013.
For days,they refused to bury their dead. On a main road in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta,hundreds of mourners from the local Hazara community, . . . →Read More:The pressing issue of Shia killings
By Zoon Ahmad Khan
A lot is at stake in 2013. The PPP,after five tumultuous years in power,with Pakistan’s crises only on the rise,hopes to get re-elected in the upcoming election. End of 2013 Zardari’s own presidential term will end,and only a sweeping victory in the general election should assure him . . . →Read More:ZoneAsia-Pk:Turning the tide in 2013
According to one of the more hard line analysts a fourth generation war—4GW—has been declared on Pakistan. The dots he connects to make the mosaic are—the insurgency in FATA,the lawlessness and violence in Baluchistan and Karachi,the insidious propaganda to defame and defang the military and intelligence institutions,the rapid economic decline and . . . →Read More:Tacstrat Analysis:The Invisible War
By Feisal H Naqvi
Two days after Malala Yousufzai was attacked by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP),Imran Khan went to the hospital in which she was being treated to show his concern regarding her condition. And yet, when asked a day earlier why he didn’t directly condemn the TTP,Mr Khan had responded as follows:
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All those who take there chance to Siachin sector (via Skardu,the valleys ofShigar,Khaplu,Kharmong,Rondu and onwards),purposefully visit to see northern areas of Pakistan and or plan to have rendezvous with fairies do pass though Deosai Plains a plateau among high mountains and unique landscape in the world.
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By Qamar Zaman
ISLAMABAD: The arrival of a UN delegation on Monday on a 10-day mission to investigate the issue of enforced disappearances in the country has set off alarm bells in the National Assembly.
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For any society to truly sustain development,it must be equipped with the weapon of education. Education increases awareness in all spheres of life,creates more job opportunities for its members who then encourage investment. But most of all,it fosters the society to become a composite of mature individuals who are knowledgeable about their . . . →Read More:Deprived of distinction
The rate of inflation for 44 essential commodities including wheat,rice,pulses,meat,kitchen fuel and poultry products stood at nine per cent in April 2012,a special report by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released on Wednesday said.
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