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منقسم اسٹبلشمنٹ اور نئی صف بندیاں / ایمل خٹک

ایمل خٹک

نیب عدالت کے باھر رینجرز کی تعیناتی اور وزراء تک کو داخلے کی اجازت نہ دینا ، میاں نوازشریف کی مسلم لیگ کی صدارت سنبھالنا اور کور کمانڈرز کا طویل اجلاس چند حالیہ واقعات ھیں جو بظاھر الگ تھلگ مگر ایک دوسرے سے جڑے ھوئے واقعات ھیں جس سے ملک میں سیاسی ٹمپریچر کے بڑھنے کا اندازہ لگایا جاسکتا ہے۔ اسٹبلشمنٹ ...

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Alternative funding for universities

Dr. Naimat U. Khan

If the Pakistan Army can balance its various commercial ventures alongside its primary duty — then so, too, can universities Last week, a friend sent me a notification issued by a Pakistani university, regarding the latter’s financial stringency. The university’s competent authority demonstrated its incompetence by ordering superficial measures aimed at cutting expenditure. This only becomes effective when efforts to ...

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فاٹا رفارمز میں ستر سال جبکہ نام نہاد جمہوری ریفارمز لانے میں ایک گھنٹہ لگ سکا

طارق افغان ایڈوکیٹ

دو اکتوبر کو سینٹ کے بعد قومی اسمبلی سے بھی الیکشن ریفارمز کا بل اکثریت سے پاس ہوکر قانون بن گیا جس کے تحت آج تین اکتوبر کو کنونشن سنٹر اسلام آباد میں سزا یافتہ میاں محمد نواز شریف مسلم لیگ ن کے مرکزی کونسل کے اجلاس میں آئیندہ چار ساک کیلئے پارٹی کے مرکزی صدر منتخب ہوگئے ہیں۔ بدقسمتی ...

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Pakistan: A picture of duplicity in war on terror


EDITORIAL: Pakistan for its ongoing duplicity in war on terror has embraced regional and international isolation and passing through nervous and uncertain situations. Besides, Afghanistan and India, the United States has frequently accused Pakistan for harboring and sheltering the Afghan Taliban, the notorious Haqqani network and so many other local and international terrorist outfits, which use its soil for bleeding ...

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The lonely struggle of Mashal Khan’s father against the ‘narrative’ of intolerance


He doesn’t blame the accused men, only the “narrative” that brought them to where they stand now. HARIPUR: The ride along the reptilian road to Central Jail Haripur is claustrophobic. The shops straddle the road oppressively; the rush-hour traffic heaves. Only the roadside mulberry trees and the occasional field bring green relief from fume-laden air, however transitory. Arrival at the ...

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Aamir Khan says Secret Superstar will be a bigger film than Dangal

amir khan

The actor claims he will be playing the second lead in the film, next to teenager Zaira Wasim Aamir Khan, the Bollywood superstar with a conscience, says his next movie about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation will be much bigger than his last film, which was India’s highest grossing ever. Khan, ...

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Afghanistan on agenda as Pakistani army chief calls special meeting of corps commanders

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The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reportedly summoned the corps commanders for a meeting a day after he returned from Afghanistan where he met with the Afghan President to discuss the issues of bilateral interest. According to the local media reports, the meeting will focus on issues related to situation as well as the ...

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India says major attack foiled in Jammu Kashmir after tunnel dug from Pakistan


The Indian officials are saying that a large scale attack planned for Jammu in Kashmir was foiled after a tunnel dug from Pakistan was discovered by the security forces. The officials are saying that the tunnel having a length of 14 feet was discovered by the Border Security Force personnel in RS Pura sector in Jammu district. A senior office ...

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Hekmatyar oppose closing Taliban office in Qatar, support legitimate demands of group


KABUL: The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has opposed with the bid to close the Taliban office in Qatar as he insisted that his party supports the legitimate demands of the group. Hekmatyar made the remark during a meeting with the trial elders of Hood Khel in his office on Sunday. He said we want t the government that the ...

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Post-US-strategy-environment offers new opportunities for Afghanistan: Ghani


KABUL: In the wake of new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia the environment has changed and new opportunities have come into existence for Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani told a high-level British official on Monday. British Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth, Mark Field, and his accompanying delegation called upon President Ghani at the Presidential Palac, according to a statement. Both ...

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