Durdana Najam

  • TOne thing that this country yearns for is the writ of the state. Not that the state does not use force, however, the application of justice or the rule of law or force is usually too late. By the time the government intervenes, the opposing forces had become too strong to expose state’s ...

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  • TIn the new game of thrones, countries with the control of the Indian Ocean would have the power to influence the world order. China is poised to enhance its strategic presence in the Indian Ocean, using communication lines at the Gwadar port, for the export of Chinese products across the Middle ...

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  • TWhat does it mean to have bad relations with neighbours? If all the neighbours are fighting among each other, it becomes difficult to resolve the issue because of so many culprits spoiling the broth. But if there is an odd one out, it is relatively more straightforward to find the wrong and correct ...

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  • TWill the recipe to start an all-inclusive dialogue, while sticking to the policy of muscular and military solution, win the hearts of the Kashmiri freedom fighters? Already the solution forwarded by the BJP government to appoint an interlocutor to initiate talks in Jammu and Kashmir is seen with ...

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  • TOn a given day the US State Department appreciates Pakistan’s security forces effort to rescue the Canadian-American couple from the Taliban at Kurrum Agency. On another day, the Director CIA, Mike Pompeo, says that the couple was held captive in Pakistan and not in Afghanistan for five ...

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  • TThe issue of Ahmadis has been reignited once again; this time by none other than the son-in-law of the former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. Retired Captain Muhammad Safdar used the floor of the National Assembly to vent his feeling against the Ahmadis. His diatribe comprised of actions from ...

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  • TA nation born from the womb of ethnic discord was liable to suffer from its inflictions left over in the wake of partition. A time had come in the history of Balochistan when the Punjabis were driven out of the province just as there had come a time when the Shias from Hazara community were ...

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  • TSeptember 29 marks the first anniversary of the Surgical Strike, which India carried out, in its imagination, inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) against four terrorist camps. In a celebratory mood, Lt General D.S Hooda (retd) who led the surgical strike had told in an interview, to The Indian ...

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  • TThe struggle to liberate Kashmir may have become indigenous, but the Kashmiris living in Azad Kashmir want Pakistan to leap over the borders and unite the two parts, considered artificially separated, by forces that could hardly feel the pangs of separation. If the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) bleeds, ...

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