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Seminar on sanctity of ballot

Uncertainty leading to self-censorship Leaders from five political parties spoke at a national seminar on the sanctity of ballot. The TV networks shunned to broadcast the speeches including that of Nawaz Sharif

HRCP report

Unflattering report card Once again the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) delivered a damning account of the human rights situation of the country in its latest report, which was released on

Improper capitulation

Punjab government caves in before violent extremists The ruling family’s draining ongoing corruption cases and the government’s understandable sensitivity to looming national elections have made all well-directed administrative work well nigh impossible,

India, Pakistan and elections

Gen Bajwa’s message Despite its fair share of foreign policy failures, the government has been handling the problems with India in the correct manner lately. The political government has long since thrown

Attacks on Syria

Need to keep Cold War within manageable limits The US, France and Britain have launched missile attacks inside Syria to destroy the country’s supposed chemical weapons capabilities. Ambivalence is being maintained in statements like

No room for complacency

Successes against terrorism should be made irreversible The nation has undergone horrific experiences and witnessed bad times during the protracted war on terror, but the resilience of the people and unstinted sacrifices

No room for complacency

Successes against terrorism should be made irreversible The nation has undergone horrific experiences and witnessed bad times during the protracted war on terror, but the resilience of the people and unstinted sacrifices

Douma chemical attack mystery

Syrian civil war perilously pits US against Russia  The battle lines, thankfully only metaphorical so far, have been drawn in the Syrian sand by the two heavyweight nuclear-armed antagonists of the brutal

Peace, trade and open borders

Need for conciliatory approach in South Asia also The BOAO Conference is over. Instead of matching sanctions with sanctions President Xi has taken a flexible stand that best serves the international economic

Nawaz’s apprehensions

Especially Adiala Jail Nawaz’s usual outbursts outside the accountability court are now little more than shots in the air and he is reduced to repeating the same accusations as the NAB references

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