Author Archives: The Pashtun Times

Justin Trudeau: Canada’s New Prime Minister Faces Great Expectations

Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau as they arrive on stage in Montreal on 20 October after winning the general elections. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Just a few months ago, it seemed that Canada’s Liberal party, and its leader,Justin Trudeau, were facing a bleak future. The party was trailing third in opinion polls after backing unpopular new anti-terror legislation ...

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Once An Artist, Always An Artist: Aishwarya Talks About Her Return To The Silver Screen

Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan’s Jazbaa, her much-touted comeback film, has been released, but does it herald a new era in the actress’ career? She stars as a lawyer on a personal mission in the film, in which she co-stars with A-listers like Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi. Images talks to her about what’s changed upon her return to films and her life ...

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They Shut Down My Column: Opinion

Under General Sharif, the Pakistan army is carrying out a low-intensity war against diversity of opinion. Along with putting the Pakistani COAS on a pedestal, his media team was actively weeding out his detractors. Pakistan’s globetrotting Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has been peddling the ostensible success of a military operation called Zarb-e-Azb in assorted world capitals. ...

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