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Islamic rules, regulations is for entire Muslim world, not one country

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What Pakistani clerics mean, suicide bombing is unlawful in Pakistan, but Islamic in Afghanistan. They ignoring estimated 700,00 religious madrassass functioning in Pakistan, producing suicide bombers. The Muslim community around the globe knows better that suicide is forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Whether it is self suicide or suicide against a group of people to kill them, is absolutely against Islamic ...

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Naqeeb Mehsud “Apna Veer”

Naqeeb Mehsud

You were born on the land of those coward people who despite knowing the enemy cannot raise their fingers at them. I too cannot point my finger at them, for I am too a coward man. I too want to live; I have family members and relatives and they too want to live. I can condemn your extra-judicial killing. To ...

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Opinion: The unnamed heroes, the forgotten widows, orphans of Maruf, Arghasan districts

Pashtana Durrani

Palwasha, the only daughter of Barani orphaned as a kid and married recently. Now she is a widow mother of two, who are now orphaned too. A tank entered the fortress that was recently turned into check post. The Qala (fortress) was attacked by the tank’s main gun, few seconds later a suicide bomber came in, a huge blast took ...

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#JusticeForZainab

7 year old Zainab was raped and strangled to death

I am devastated to know about Zainab’s case. The severity of the cruelty involved and the repeated nature of such cases emerging across Pakistan shook me to the core. Alone in Qasur at least 12 cases of minor girls just like Zainab being raped and murdered were reported, In 2015 a scandal of filming of 280 children’s sexual abuse emerged ...

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“Speaking truth to Power”: Khan Shaheed Abdul Samad Khan

Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai

One of the most influential trends depicted in the evolution of post-colonial studies has been the discourse around history and historiography. The deconstruction of grand historical narratives and reconstruction of alternative frame of analysis has figure out realities that are made invisible under the auspices of state’s tagging narrative of good, bad and the ugly. The post-colonial studies stemmed in ...

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Trump’s South Asia strategy sparks outrage

AP

Following US President Donald Trump’s televised South Asia policy speech last month, Pakistan appears to be in a quandary. Historically, the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and the United States has been fractious at times. And given Pakistan’s angry response to his comments, the fractures run particularly deep this time. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif reacted angrily, saying the administration’s policies ...

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Undeclared military operation in South Waziristan

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BY MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR: Pakistan military is conducting military operations in Mahsud areas of South Waziristan. These operations are not declared. People from the local areas including women and children were evicted from their houses and made to live under open sky for days before they forcefully moved to Bakakhel (Bannu) IDPs camp. Women and children are kept separate from their ...

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Donald Trump is taken in by Pakistan’s deceitful acts

Amrullah Saleh

It seems the Western hostages were in the hands of good terrorists, the ones that listen to GHQ Rawalpindi, don’t hurt Pakistan and in times of need, dance like circus monkeys for visiting spectators according to the diktat of an ISI colonel. By Amrullah Saleh US relations with Pakistan resemble a broken affair between two unequal partners which will neither be ...

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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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Afghanistan and regional cooperation: Opportunities and impediments

Mosa Ahmadzai, Kabul

Regional cooperation is important for regional peace and stability. It is regional cooperation through which regional countries can coordinate their efforts to bring an ever lasting and durable peace and stability in the region. This cooperation could also plays an important role in social and economic development of the region. Without regional cooperation peace, stability and economic growth is not ...

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