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The next American war

Munir Akram THE odds are growing that the next American war will be against Iran. Of the three countries designated by the US as the ‘axis of evil’, Iraq was invaded; North Korea has agreed to an uncertain process for ‘denuclearisation’; Iran remains regionally powerful and defiant. Former US President …

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Balochistan Awami Party; Old wine in a new bottle

By Imdad Baloch With over 70 years of indirect rule on Balochistan, the security establishment’s control runs deep in the governing bodies and has significantly influenced the socio-political, economic and cultural spheres of Balochistan. With the overnight creation of Balochistan Awami Party, the security establishment of Pakistan is asserting that …

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Iran’s Chabahar port is where Asian and Middle Eastern rivalries collide

By James M. Dorsey Iran’s Indian-back port of Chabahar was Inaugurated months before the United States re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic republic is where Asia and the Middle East’s multiple political conflicts and commercial rivalries collide. Chabahar was destined to become a player in geopolitical and economic manoeuvring between China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi …

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The devious plans of Pakistan’s army & Supreme Court might just work in upcoming polls

HUSAIN HAQQANI The powers-that-be must seriously consider the price Pakistan pays for each round of their attempt to manipulate the political process. The outcome of Pakistan’s parliamentary and provincial elections, scheduled for July 25, can now safely be predicted. Their result will be further instability and political turmoil. The military, …

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Tears of Sindhu: exploring Sindhi political history

By Hassan Hamdam The new book “Tears of Sindhu: Sindhi national struggle in historical context” authored by Dr Naseer Dashti is one of the most interesting books on the history of Sindh. Authors and writers belonging to powers who subjugated Sindhis for centuries had written Sindhi history in a biased …

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How Gwadar’s CPEC development might leave its people behind

Mishele Ijaz Gwadar enjoys a strategic location on the Arabian Sea in Balochistan, accessible to South Asia, West Asia and Central Asia. In 1958, it was bought by Pakistan from Oman and since 1993 has gone through various processes to extract the potential of this port. Due to inadequate funding, …

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Amid mounting US pressure, Iranian govt faces discontent among people

ANKARA: Mounting pressure from the Trump administration combined with discontent among many Iranians at the state of the economy are rattling the Islamic Republic, with little sign that its leaders have the answers, officials and analysts say. Three days of protests broke out last week in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, with hundreds …

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پارلیمنٹ میں بلوچوں کی نمائندگی کا حقدار کون ہے?

شگراللہ یوسف پورے پاکستان میں عام انتخابات 25 جولائی کو ہونگے لیکن بلوچستان میں انتخابات قطعی مختلف ہوں گے ،اس کی وجہ بلوچستان میں ایک دہائی سے زائد جاری شورش اورجنگ ہے ۔ پاکستانی پارلیمانی سیاست میں بلوچوں نے چار تاریخی غلطیاں کی ہیں۔ پہلی غلطی انہوں نے ذوالفقارعلی بھٹوکی …

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Will Gwadar go Hambantota way?

Khurram Hussain A large number of people have once again begun asking whether Pakistan is walking in the footsteps of Sri Lanka in its growing engagement with China. The new talk has been sparked by a long article in the New York Times that, for the first time, provides details …

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A thirst for education in Balochistan

A return to my home province shows the impressive efforts by communities and the government to bring education to the most remote areas by Sarwat Batool It had been a long time since my last visit to Balochistan, where I grew up. On the way, I was enjoying the rough, dry …

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