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US – China relationship under Trump administration and its impact on Pakistan

Javeria Farooqi United States and China for decades have sustained unsmooth relations where China’s emphasizes on ‘One China’ Policy and US containment policy continued. With the change of leadership in US in 2016 it was believed that the Trump’s administration may take a stringent approach towards China however nothing happened …

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Kashmir Demands Sensible Approach

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The struggle for self-determination of the people of Kashmir is at a critical juncture. A youth-led, indigenous and spontaneous mass movement is underway. This movement is both internal, within Kashmir, and external throughout the world. It is mostly non-violent, pluralistic and resilient. This movement reverberates with …

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Banning Road Studs

Umar Khalid Through your esteemed paper I would like to bring a very serious problem to the notice of NHA authorities. The reflective road studs or “cat’s eye” that are used in the world to mark the lanes are used as speed breakers in Pakistan. Main purpose of cat’e eye …

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Climate-induced human migration

Asif Ali Sandeelo Donald Trump’s recent announcement of the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord is a serious blow to the joint efforts for curbing global warming and climate change. Environmental campaigners and the US president’s political foes immediately condemned the decision. Trump’s detractors say he is ignoring the …

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Kabul jolted again!

Reema Shaukat THE news of Afghanistan unrest is not new. Every other day the Afghanistan morass is getting denser. The implications of war against terrorism are quite visible in Afghanistan which instead of clearing up seeds of terrorism is generating new sprouts of terror in country. But tactlessly this war …

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Historical distortions galore

Nyla Ali Khan There is nothing surprising about the latest Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) attempts to label Tipu Sultan as ‘anti-Hindu’ and ‘anti-Kannada’ or to make Kashmiri children studying at schools outside the state to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ (the essentialist Hindutva version of “Viva India”). Recall the Ram …

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Judicialisation of politics

Zafar Aziz “Political dirt should not be laundered in court,” observed the Chief Justice of Pakistan some days ago in a petition filed against Imran Khan by Hanif Abbasi. It was perhaps a reminder to all political groupings that they should not resolve their differences through the courts. To take …

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