Opinion

Why must we boycott Deewa and Mashal radios?

JUI activists carrying out a protest demonstration against Deewah Radio and Mashal Radio where they sought ban on these two radio channels running their programs respectively from Washington DC and Prague

The zebrati boys are the most sacred people for they are God chosen and whatever they do and foresee is  infallible Almost every second and third day, a bang, a blast, and a gun shot, followed by American drone strikes and Pakistani aerial blitzkrieg while pounding terrorists hideouts. This is how the Pashtuns lived for a decade. The clouds of ...

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Why must we boycott Deewa and Mashal radios?

JUI activists carrying out a protest demonstration against Deewah Radio and Mashal Radio where they sought ban on these two radio channels running their programs respectively from Washington DC and Prague

The zebrato boys are the most sacred people for they are God chosen and whatever they do and foresee is  infallible. Almost every second and third day, a bang, a blast, and a gun shot, followed by American drone strikes and Pakistani aerial blitzkrieg while pounding terrorists hideouts. This is how the Pashtuns lived for a decade. The clouds of ...

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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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As Germans prepare to vote, a mystery grows: where are the Russians?

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BY GRIFF WITTE: In 2015, suspected Russian hackers broke into the computer networks of the German Parliament and made off with a mother lode of data — 16 gigabytes, enough to account for a million or more emails. Ever since, German politicians have been watching nervously for the fruits of that hack to be revealed, and for possible embarrassment and ...

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Poppy another obstacle: Opinion

Poppy

KABUL: Despite other issues, the new US strategy also did not focused on fundamental financial resources of the insurgents. It is a matter of concern that new US policy on Afghanistan remained silent over the danger posed by illicit drug cultivation and trafficking. Efforts have to be accelerated in eradication of drug cultivation, as the Taliban insurgents, a terrorist group ...

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On Being a Baloch- 26 August, 2006

Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti

‘I have been a Baloch for several centuries. I have been a muslim for 1400 years. I have been a Pakistani for just over fifty’ (Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti).  In 2005, Bugti sahib presented 15 point agenda and demanded justice for the Sindhi female doctor raped by an officer of the Pakistani army near Sui. Mushraff refused to pursue the ...

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The Path to U.S.-Russia Cooperation

Understanding Iran's Foreign Policy

Despite the array of twists and turns since the start of the Trump administration, there is a chance that U.S.-Russia relations could improve over time. My cautious optimism depends on three assumptions. My first assumption: President Trump continues to remain interested in engagement and cooperation with Russia. He aims to contain and defeat the threat of terrorism, make progress in ...

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Out of ground reality: Opinion

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It is time for the Afghan government to strongly react to a statement made by former Blackwater CEO, Erik Prince that Taliban or Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorists, would raise their battle flag over the US embassy in six months or a year, if forces pull out of Afghanistan. “There’s a lot of people that say just ...

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Psychological warfare: Opinion

Talibans-chief-of-suicide-attacks-killed

Psychological warfare is an action used to target the enemy’s morale, a scenario that the Taliban insurgents have been engaged in for longtime, but resulted to nowhere. Psychological warfare, or the basic aspect of modern psychological operations have been known by many other names or terms, including psychological ops, political warfare, heart and minds, and propaganda. The term is used ...

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Need of a Loya Jirga instead of coalition

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For many, coalition is a very much new word, to be clearer it’s a western word which Afghans are not much familiar with it. But since once talk about Loya Jirga, everyone even the Afghan children understands the meaning, taking it as a precious word in resolving any sort of problems through. This history of Loya Jirga goes back to ...

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