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Afghan: Ethnicity or citizenship

A statement of Mehmood Khan Achakzai has tremored both Pakistani social and electronic media and the aftershocks of this statement continue and will remain for sometime in media. Mehmood Khan, a veteran Pashtun nationalist politician, cited Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a ...

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My Experiment with Communists and Islamists

“In the context of Pakistan; socialists were offering me that Lahore will be Moscow, Islamabad will be Leningrad and I have to live in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The Muslim brothers were offering me to accept Lahore as Makka, Islamabad as Madina and I should accept ...

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The question of Afghan refugees

What options does Pakistan have in dealing with Afghan refugees after the Torkham clash? The government of Pakistan has extended the stay of Afghan refugees by another six months. There are criticisms of the decision from two opposite sides. One ...

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Isolation and isolationism

There is no denying the fact that international isolation of Pakistan has significantly intensified in the last year and a half. The falling apart of the previous deal on the purchase of F-16s with US, the political and military setback ...

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Duality and Deceit

No tragedy happens as such; it is always preceded by events, if ignored, tragedy bound to happen. Pakistan international isolation has deep roots; the present military dominant civil set up, accelerated the process. Country is internally fragmented and externally stands ...

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Eye of the storm

Chitral might be the next front for sectarianism The scenic valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s northern district of Chitral have been in the news for some time now — for the wrong reasons. Recently, there was news of a controversy surrounding ...

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