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What does an ancient human settlement tell us about Balochistan?

The male figurines found from the ancient site of Mehrgarh, were carved with turbans on their heads Muhammad Ejaz Khan It had been soundlessly resting under tons of dark earth until it was uncovered recently. The village of Mehrgarh, in Balochistan, is among the oldest human settlements discovered in South …

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Trouble at the Pakistan-Iran Border

The Baloch-dominated border area used to be a source of cooperation for Islamabad and Tehran. What went wrong? By Muhammad Akbar Notezai It is increasingly apparent that all is not well between Pakistan and Iran, despite the fact that the two countries officially use every chance to deny that there is …

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Poverty And Discrimination Lead To Violence, Insecurity In Iran’s Baluchistan

The abduction by Jaysh al-Adl insurgents of several Iranian border guards including military men, members of the Bassij militia as well as two IRGC intelligence agents at the Mirjaveh border in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan Province on Tuesday October 16 is an indication of Iran’s failure in restoring sustainable security …

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Trump should do what Reagan did when dealing with Iran

By Peter Ferrara | Fox News Thirty-one years ago today, while I was working in the White House, President Ronald Reagan boldly declaredsanctions that prohibited all Iranian imports and restricted the export of 14 categories of U.S. products. Did this move face resistance? Sure. There were plenty of naysayers who, …

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Watchdogs Press Pakistan on Terror Financing

WASHINGTON — A delegation from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog monitoring terror financing and money laundering, has reportedly expressed dissatisfaction with what it called inadequate measures Pakistan has taken to curb terror financing and fix anti-money-laundering laws. The nine-member delegation of the Asia Pacific Group (APG), …

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Is The Sphinx of Balochistan Really Just a Natural Rock Formation?

J.P. ROBINSON In Pakistan in 2004, the Makran Coastal Highway which links Karachi with the port town of Gwadar was opened. The new road finally allowed tourists easier access to the Hingol National Park, 240 kms (150 miles) away from Karachi, and home to the huge anomalous rock formation known …

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پاکستانی میڈیا پر قابو پانے کی ’منظم کوشش‘

عاصمہ شیرازی صحافی ‘سوال’۔۔۔ کیا ہے، کیوں ہے، کب ہے، کہاں ہے اور کیسے ہے؟ یہی صحافت اور سچ کی بنیاد بھی ہے۔ سوال پوچھنے کے لیے ہمت چاہیے، طاقت چاہیے اور علم چاہیے۔۔۔ سوال کے لئے زُبان چاہیے، حقائق چاہییں اور الفاظ چاہییں۔۔۔ سوال، سوچ کا اظہار، گفتگو کا …

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An elegy to music

Dr Naazir Mahmood “If music be the food of love, play on,/Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,/The appetite may sicken, and so die.” – Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1, 1–3 Shakespeare opens his play with these lines and you get into the act with rapt attention. If music …

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بلوچی اکیڈمی کا قضیہ

عابد میر بلوچی اکیڈمی بلوچی زبان و ادب کی ترویج کا سب سے بڑا قومی ادارہ ہے۔ اس کی بنیادی 1960 کی دہائی میں پڑی۔ بلوچی کے نامور ادیب، شاعری لکھاری اس ادارے سے وابستہ رہے ہیں۔ گو کہ بیس برس قبل آنے والی انتظامی تبدیلی کے نتیجے میں یہ …

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Mohammed Hanif: ‘To write about politics in Pakistan, you have to go abroad’

Interview by Claire Armitstead Mohammed Hanif was living in London when his award-winning first novel was published. Now back in Karachi, he discusses the threats he’s faced and why he continues to speak out They put GPS chips in pets and migratory birds now. How can someone flying around in …

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