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Unanswered questions

Perception of real actors being shielded still persists   It was no complicated case requiring the services of a Sherlock Holmes.   A top-level huddle attended by Prime Minster, Chief Minister Punjab,

An end of mistrust?

Initial interaction with US administration is positive, but…   The past week witnessed a broadly smiling President Trump accepting the diplomatic credentials of Aizaz Chaudhry, newly appointed Pakistani Ambassador. The new US President was mostly in

Crowning career achievement

Man from Mardan does Pakistan cricket proud   Younis Khan, after seventeen years’ toil in the volatile national cricket crucible, accomplished what only twelve batsmen have achieved in Test cricket history, passing

After the Balkh attack

Neighbouring countries need to come to Afghanistan’s rescue   Within 8 days of the MOAB attack on ISIS caves and tunnels in the Nangarhar mountains, the Afghan Taliban launched a most dastardly attack

Day after Panama

Now the hangover   This was a different kind of ‘kicking the can down the road’. It was certainly not the ‘historic moment’ the very honourable Supreme Court had everyone, especially the

Disquieting facts on FATA

  Joint Pak-Afghan operation sole remedy   A misplaced perception has grown up at places far removed from the simmering epicentre that terrorist attacks in the seven agencies of the Federally Administered

Waiting for the verdict

The practice to accept only favourable judgments must end   While everyone waits for the Panama-gate verdict which is supposed to be remembered for centuries political parties are in a spin.  

Toxic intolerance

Mashal Khan’s gruesome mob-lynching Opposition leader Khurshid Shah, while requesting the government for a strongly worded resolution against the Mardan University incident, disclosed in the National Assembly that 65 people had been

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