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Unabated Specter of Colonialism in FATA

The Annexation of Punjab made the way clear for the Britishers to execute the forward policy in Waziristan without a huge cost. It was the year 1848 that eventually the annexation reached to its completion; after the death of Ranjit Singh, and, in the result of that, Fata falls into the direct influence of British.  Moreover, Punjab’s productivity and the ...

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Global Village and FATA

If you had been born hundred years ago, you would have had no chance to know about all the incidents and other news that happen in the world. There was a time when people had health, education, transport and communication problems. With the passage of time, science made everything easier in twentieth century. Science has brought a drastic change in ...

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Pakistan remains ravaged by gender disparity

If you educate a man you educate an individual but if you educate a woman you educate a family Woman who is considered one of the fragile being in every society both emotionally and physically comprising more than 50% of the world’s population. She is kept under the deprivation of enough education, health facilities and nutrition and therefore they have to ...

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Pakistan Local Bodies: Provincial Governments or Bottleneck

By Sanna Are we having democratic governments in our provinces? No matter what ever the situation is. A democratic government should provide services to its masses on door steps through the elected local bodies governments. Though Pakistan cash the value and electioneering of Local Bodies Governments in international forums and on government officials visit abroad; the system and governments are not empowered. ...

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Afghanistan: The Great Expectations

If someone has read the novel named “The Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens, then he/she might remember the main characters around which the whole plot of novel revolves. The three characters are; Miss Havisham, Estella, and Pip. Miss Havisham, dejected lady due to her love affair, is the guardian of her adopted daughter Estella. Estella is a pretty lady since ...

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Honor Killing in Pakistan on rise

As I read the news from Kohistan where a 15 years old Pari Bibi is shot dead by her brother Kamran in the area of Palas police station. The Express Tribune (a Pakistani English daily) detailed the case as “suspicious being romantically involved with a boy of the same village”. By scrolling down the paper, I got several other honor ...

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A Bad Week For Religious Tolerance

It’s been another bad week for religious tolerance. At least 70 people were killed and 300 injured after Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistan Taliban, attacked a crowded public park in the Eastern city of Lahore, to coincide with Easter celebrations, Meanwhile, thousands of protesters clashed with police in Islamabad in protests over blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Outraged at the ...

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Pakistan’s Religious Junta

There is a verse in the highlander’s dialect of Pashto poetry that, “Pa makandi dy na khwashezan, Janana gaday waday ka che bol dy che na”, it implies on those people who have no input to the society but their notorious activities keep them part of the scene. Same is the case of our religious junta (masses). They have no ...

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FATA Reforms: Pastime of Politicians

Federally Administrative Tribal Areas ( FATA) which is spread over 27200 square kilometer and has the population of about seven million.  FATA consists of seven agencies South and north Waziristan, Khyber, Bajaur, Kuram, Orakzai and Mohmand agency  and six frontier  regions which is connected with Khyber Pakhtun Khawa. FATA has been ruled by the British-implemented law, the Frontier Crimes Regulation ...

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Foreign Policy Trilemma

“Our objective should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial and friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with world at large. We have no aggressive designs against any one. We stand by the United Nations Charter and will gladly make our contribution to the peace and prosperity of the world, said Quaid”. ...

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