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Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif Rattles Pakistan Army’s Cage

With a not-so-subtle jab, the former prime minister has virtually indicted the country’s powerful army for a disastrous national security policy that has turned Pakistan into an international pariah. Mohammad Taqi The three-time former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif took a not-so-subtle jab at the Pakistan army’s …

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Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai — Sharif

Former prime minister asks why trial cannot be completed Islamabad: Militants from Pakistan did sneak into India to attack Mumbai in 2008 and kill 166 Indians and foreigners, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said in remarks published on Saturday. “Militant organisations are active [in Pakistan],” Sharif told Dawn newspaper in …

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Pakistan and U.S. Restrict Diplomats’ Travel, Adding New Strain on Ties

By Haroon Janjua and Gardiner Harris May 11, 2018 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan on Friday placed travel restrictions on United States diplomats based in the country, the latest in a series of retaliatory measures that threaten to plunge already strained relations to their worst level in years. The restrictions in …

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Pashtun people power is jolting the military establishment in Pakistan

By Abubakar Siddique Abubakar Siddique, editor of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Gandhara website, is author of “The Pashtun Question: The Unresolved Key to the Future of Pakistan and Afghanistan.” The views expressed here are those of the author alone and not of his employer. A new movement demanding security for …

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Series of blasts hit Kabul as suicide bombers and gunmen attack Afghanistan’s capital

A string of blasts tore through Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday morning in the latest of a series of relentless attacks which have killed scores in recent weeks. Officials said at least five were killed and up to 15 wounded after suicide attackers and gunmen attacked two police stations in Kabul. …

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Army chief inaugurates fencing of Pak-Afghan border in Balochistan

PANJPAI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday inaugurated the work for erecting fences along the Pak-Afghan border near Panjpai area of Balochistan. He was accompanied by Balo­chistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Commander Sou­thern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz …

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Why Pakistan’s Pashtuns Are Pushing Back

Rarely if ever in Pakistan has a movement of the marginalized criticized the military so publicly, emphatically and relentlessly. Michael Kugelman Something big is brewing in Pakistan—a development that is wholly unprecedented, yet so contentious that many major media outlets in the country aren’t covering it. Pashtuns—an ethnic minority in …

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India, China agree to undertake joint economic project in Afghanistan

PTI WUHAN: In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan at their first informal summit here, official sources said. The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded today, …

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Pakistan Pashtun rights movement grows, defying military

AFP PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge — a charismatic young Pashtun man who won’t keep quiet. Fellow Pashtuns have rallied behind Manzoor Pashteen in a dramatic outpouring of frustration over accusations of discrimination and extrajudicial killings at the hands of men …

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What is in store for Afghanistan in 2018?

Rajesh.T.V https://www.pajhwok.com Protracted wars have devastated the infrastructure and financial wherewithal of Afghanistan by 2000. Since 2014, there has been considerable progress in social and financial indicators like life expectancy, per capita income and mortality rates. This change can be attributed to the perseverance, patience and hard work of the Afghan government, …

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