Monday , February 19 2018

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Collective Failure

The much anticipated Raja Zafarul Haq led inquiry committee report finally came to fore soon after the 23-day long exasperating sit-in protest by a group of religious parties at Faizabad interchange ended in dramatic fashion. The three member inquiry committee was setup earlier on directions of PML-N chief to identify …

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Kashmiris won’t accept any bilateral deal with India

A G Noorani DINESHWAR Sharma, New Delhi’s ‘interlocutor’ for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), left after a five-day visit, announcing that “there is no plan, there can’t be a plan” and “it is going to be a long, drawn-out exercise”. He has only an illusion of dialogue to offer. Everyone of …

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No Bloodshed

The crippling Tehreek-e-Labayke led blockade of capital city Islamabad has reached crisis proportions as the TL leadership, demanding the law minister’s resignation, has rejected the government’s dialogue offer and its call for a peaceful end of sit-in at Faizabad interchange that has paralyzed the twin cities for last two weeks. …

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Building on Tillerson’s visit

By: David  M Hale Secretary Tillerson’s recent visit to Pakistan demonstrated the significance that the United States places on our relationship with Pakistan and the vital work that still awaits us. The secretary discussed our continued cooperation and partnership, expanding economic ties between the United States and Pakistan, and Pakistan’s …

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Inclusive dialogue: the only way forward

After a hiatus of nearly three and a half years the BJP government led by Narendar Modi had finally appointed former IB director Dineshwar Sharma as its point-man to initiate what they call it “sustainable dialogue” in occupied Kashmir to bring “peace” in the region that had witnessed new spate of violent …

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