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Effects of political turmoil evident in Balochistan

Nasir Jamal  Balochistan has squandered a big opportunity presented by the increased federal transfers under the 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) award to put its fiscal house in order and somewhat reduce its development gaps by resetting its priorities. With the province’s current expenditure accounting for three quarters of its …

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In Balochistan, Hindus Under Threat in the Face of State Indifference

Targeted killings, robberies aim to weaken the community’s business influence. Veengas Karachi (Pakistan): Minorities face threats and have been under attack in Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan. The province is struggling with an insurgency and Christians, Shias, Hazaras and Hindus are unsafe. Recently, reports claimed that Christian and Hazara …

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Who will join Washington’s coalition against Tehran?

The US government is seeking a global coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s ‘destabilising activities’. A threat to the world. That’s how US President Donald Trump‘s administration is describing Iran’s government. The State Department has announced plans to form an international coalition to counter what it calls Iran’s destabilising …

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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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Tears of Sindhu: Sindhi national struggle in historical context

The book on Sindhi national struggle has been published  In the post-colonial era, because of the mess created in the process of giving independence to subjugated nations, several regions of Asia and Africa became zones of never-ending conflicts and turmoil. Sindhis are a people without a state. In spite of …

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Elections in Pakistan and the Baloch Dilemma

By Miran Baloch بلوچستان میں انتخاباتی عمل میں شمولیت اور پاکستانی پارلیمانی اداروں کا حصہ بننے کے فیصلہ کو لیکر بلوچ قومپرست جماعتوں کی راۓ منقسم ہے. ٢٠٠٢ میں اس وقت کی بلوچ سیاسی قومپرست جماعتوں سے نکل کر تشکیل نو پانے والی نئی بلوچ جماعتوں کی جانب سے پارلیمانی سیاست …

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Confronting Iran

Munir Akram HOURS after US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal (formally, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) and reimpose the ‘highest-level’ of sanctions on Iran, Israel launched extensive aerial attacks on what it alleged were Iranian militias that had fired rockets into …

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Elections in Pakistan and the Baloch dilemma

By Hassan Hamdam When Pakistan was carved out of India in the name of two-nation theory in 1947. The British Empire left its legacy of parliamentary system alongside other administrative governing bodies. After the independence of Bangladesh, the constitution of new Pakistan was framed to give the country a federal …

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Why Iran and Israel Are Clashing in Syria

By Sewell Chan May 10, 2018 A simmering conflict between Israel and Iran escalated overnight when Israeli jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria. The strikes came after what the Israeli military described as an Iranian rocket attack against its forces in the Golan Heights. The Israelis said …

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Caught in US-Iran crossfire, India to work around curbs

TNN  NEW DELHI: As the Iran nuclear deal lies in tatters after US President Donald Trump walked out on it, India finds itself back on familiar territory of having to stay engaged with Tehran despite a coming rash of US sanctions. Playing safe, the MEA said on Wednesday, “India has …

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