Category: Pakistan

Pakistan’s Efforts For Protection Of Minorities’ Rights: Facts On Forced Conversions And Blasphemy Convictions – OpEd

It can be argued that the binary construction, inherently divisive and discriminatory, of ‘self’ and ‘other’ is an outcome of the conditioned and egoic state of humanity. It reminds one of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida who said that ‘self’ and ‘other’ are different, but mutually constitute each other. Indeed, majority-minority group identities are constituted in a way where ‘majority […]

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Why Pakistan Army’s Change Of Guard Means Nothing – OpEd

Superannuation is inevitable in all government organisations, and the armed forces are no exception. Yet, the impending retirement of a Pakistan army chief invariably becomes a major discussion point for the media with endless debates on who is likely to emerge as the next top man of the army. And when the name of the new incumbent is announced, the […]

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‘The Ax Always Falls On The Most Vulnerable’: Pakistan Demands Debt Cancellation And Climate Justice – OpEd

Even as the floodwaters have receded, the people of Pakistan are still trying to grapple with the death and devastation the floods have left in their wake. The floods that swept across the country between June and September have killed more than 1,700 people, injured more than 12,800, and displaced millions as of November 18. The scale of the destruction […]

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TTP ends cease-fire with Pakistan govt, vows new attacks

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday ended a monthslong cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, ordering its fighters to resume attacks across the country. In a statement, the outlawed TTP said it decided to end the 5-month-old cease-fire after Pakistan’s army stepped up operations against them in former northwestern tribal areas and elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan, […]

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Pakistani delegation meets IEA officials, mutual interests discussed

A meeting was held between visiting Pakistani delegation led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hinna Rabbani Khar and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) officials on Tuesday, where various issues were discussed including the matter of Afghans in Pakistani prisons. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was chaired by the IEA’s Minister of Foreign […]

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Pakistani FM meets with deputy prime minister, reiterates need to avoid ‘mistakes of the past’

Visiting Pakistani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said in a meeting with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi on Thursday that opportunities should be used and that the two countries should “not be involved in the mistakes of the past”. According to a statement issued by Hanafi’s office on Tuesday […]

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Pakistan suicide blast targeting police kills 3, wounds 28

A suicide bomb blast in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta targeted a police patrol on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 28, police said. The explosion, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban militant group, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a text message to Reuters, came after the group ended a ceasefire with the government this week. “A bomb blast that targeted […]

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Regime Change In Pakistan: The Conspiracy And Its Aftermath – Analysis

The Conspiracy, Conspirators, and Abettors  My article titled, “Upsurge of Foreign–sponsored Terrorism and Subversion for ‘Regime Change’ in Pakistan” (1), was published on 20 March 2022, i.e. three weeks before the Regime Change conspiracy in Pakistan was actualized by the conspirators and abettors. It highlighted that:-  US then started its covert political subversion techniques to collate its pliant and subservient parties […]

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Democracy In Ashes: Why Political Movements Continue To Fail In Pakistan – OpEd

In the recent assassination attempt on Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was wounded in the leg. The news outlets reported one death and five injured. The attack on former Prime Minister Imran Khan during a protest march raises two major questions. Why do political movements continue to fail in Pakistan, and are these political marches any effective […]

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Pakistan: The Sharifs Pick A New Sheriff And Nemesis – Analysis

After months of speculation, intrigues, controversies, confabulations, lobbying, and politicking to pressure or influence, Pakistan’s Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced that Lt. Gen. Asim Munir would succeed Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the next Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army. Every three years, Pakistan is preoccupied with the guessing game of who will be the next army chief. This […]

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