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Pak-India relations

A.G. NooraniJanuary  WHAT can one realistically expect for Pak-India relations in 2018? A repeat of a barren 2017? Or a teasing show of progress through predictably wasteful talks? It is some comfort that the countries’ national security advisers met in Bangkok on Dec 27. One can only hope that Ajit …

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Kashmiri aspirations must be respected

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai “If parties (India & Pakistan) come here and both of them call upon the Security Council to make recommendations for the solution of their (Kashmir) dispute, ought they not in advance agree to abide by it? They are not bound to ask the Security Council to …

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CPEC progress commendable in 12 months

Mansoor Akther Suspension of funding for few China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure projects was the most shocking news of the year for Pakistan, as China is solely financing the CPEC projects. Experts however point out that CPEC is more crucial for China and funding would resume soon. Barring this setback …

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Is India becoming a police state

Mani Shankar Aiyar Spokespersons for the Bhara­tiya Janata Party have been asserting on TV screens that I should have taken the government’s permission before hosting an old Pakistani friend of mine to dinner. Why should I seek anyone’s permission to host a dinner party — even if that friend is …

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Stalled Islamabad-Tehran ties back on track after Gen. Bajwa’ s visit

Analysis/ Arif Qureshi Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made a historic visit of Iran which is being considered a mile stone in the Pak-Iran fractured relations. Upon his arrival in Tehran on 5th November Iranian Chief of General Staff (CGS) Major General Muhammad Bagheri  received General …

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