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Mending fences

Resumption of dialogue with Afghanistan Ever-erratic Pak-Afghan relations have taken a more sober tone as Afghan president Ashraf Ghani during his speech at the on-going session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)

Dr. Strangelove II?

Trump’s UN speech sends shivers down listeners’ spines     The maiden speech of the weird White House occupant in the United Nations General Assembly left many among his shaken listeners wishing

Ch Nisar’s responsibility

PML-N’s self-inflicted wounds     While PML-N has a strategy, however controversial, to contain the Panama case fallout, there’s no telling how much round after round of self-inflicted damage will hurt the


Independence Cup

Truly historic, or mere fool’s gold?     The year 2017 has been a year of ups for both Pakistani sports, and Pakistani sports enthusiasts. The sports starved nation has been served


Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik

Rohingya Genocide  

Another crime against humanity is taking place. Rohingya, an ethnic Muslim minority, mostly habited for centuries in the Rahkine State of Myanmar (formerly Burma) faces systematic prosecution at the hands of country’s


Dr Qaisar Rashid

NA-120 and gatekeepers

  Never before has this country witnessed such an invidious election campaign against a politician who had been ousted by the higher judiciary from the office of the prime minister on the

Consultations in London

Arrogance, ignorance and incompetence   Nawaz Sharif faces the consequences of mishandling the Panama case. Had Sharif agreed to resolve the issue through the joint parliamentary committee, this would have strengthened the

Avoiding a collision course

Downgrading US-Pakistan ties a no-win option The PM’s New York visit to attend the 72nd session of the 193 member United Nations General Assembly, which he is scheduled to address on Thursday, comes at


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Brushing under the carpet

Mental and psychological issue treatments are avoided in our society. First, afflicted and their families are in denial of the disorder. There is lack of understanding regarding their illness. They do not

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