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After Iran and North Korea; Now Hold Pakistan’s Feet to the Fire

Trump’s declarations regarding Pakistan have diminished U.S. influence in South Asia. by Francesca Silvestri Over the past year, nuclear non-proliferation diplomacy has succumbed to divergent pressures, including: – global moves via the United Nations and led by the United States to halt North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons (and missile …

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بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی کے آپشنز انتخابات کے تناظر میں

قمبر مالک بلوچ  بلوچستان میں منعقدہ حالیہ انتخابات کے نتائج سے پیدا ہونے والی سیاسی صورتحال غور طلب ہے. سیکورٹی اسٹیبلشمنٹ کی جانب سے بدستور اپنی آئینی حدود سے تجاوز کرنا اور حذب روایت انتخابات میں مداخلت نے جہاں عوام کی حق رائے دہندگی کو پامال کیا، اسکا پیشگی ذکر …

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Reconstruction of politics

I.A. Rehman THIS year’s general election has changed some of the assumptions on which Pakistan’s politics has traditionally been based, though not necessarily in the sense the word ‘change’ has been used by different parties. The success of political parties will depend on how well they can adjust themselves to …

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IMF and CPEC debts

Khurram Husain AND so it begins. The outlines of the shape of things to come are now appearing before us, starting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest remarks given in an interview that IMF “tax dollars” should not be used to bail out Pakistan’s Chinese lenders. On the …

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Pakistan election raises fears of ‘creeping coup’

A day before Pakistan’s 11th national election, the country’s dream of undiluted democracy appears to be receding – again. In its 70-year history, Pakistan has alternated between quasi-democracy and pure military rule. In the process it has become embroiled in international conflicts and morphed into a home base for Islamist …

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Militant candidates

IN several constituencies, candidates with strong links to sectarian militancy and jihadi groups are being allowed to contest the general elections. What is most worrying is that the institutions that have the legal and constitutional powers to block these elements’ entry into electoral politics are looking the other way. Chief …

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‘The road to Gwadar passes through Balochistan’

Raza Wazir speaks to veteran Baloch nationalist Mir Muhammad Ali Talpur about his reservations on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Why do you oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor? It’s a huge project that will certainly benefit Pakistan. What is in Pakistan’s interest is not necessarily in the interest of Balochistan. If you …

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Shadow of ‘engineering’ hangs over Pakistan election

Political leaders in Balochistan province claim they are being threatened to switch parties, alleging army involvement. Asad Hashim Mastung, Pakistan – Surrounded by the arid mountains of the Chiltan range, Aslam Raisani’s voice rises in anger as he speaks of the political forces aligned against him. Pakistan’s general election is less …

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Pre Poll Rigging in Balochistan

Qambar Malik Baloch   It is not only the president of Balochistan National Party – BNP who raised ‘serious questions’ about the transparency of the upcoming general elections in Balochistan but by and large every political analyst is expressing doubt about a fair and transparent election process in the province. …

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New Political Party Seen As Rehashing Old Tricks In Balochistan

As campaigning for Pakistan’s July 25 election swings into high gear, a familiar game is being repeated in the country’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan. Opposition politicians and analysts say a new political party in the region is attempting to prevent Baluch ethno-nationalists from winning the polls. The Balochistan Awami …

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