Durdana Najam

  • September 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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  • The 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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  • The BRICS declaration has put our cards on the table. We have been told that our two religious organizations, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) though proscribed both by the United Nations and Pakistan, have been fomenting terrorism in the region. The declaration did not name ...

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  • Pakistan was given the first taste of Trump’s Afghan policy with a cut of $255 million from the promised military aid of $1.1 billion. According to the State Department notification to the US Congress, $255 million would be put into an escrow account that Pakistan could only access once ...

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  • What is it that Pakistan fears from India? Ever since the unveiling of Trump’s new policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan’s intelligentsia and media has gone into a defensive mood to shield Pakistan from the danger it faces now that the US has given a larger role to India in Afghanistan. There ...

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  • The Taliban has written an open letter to the US President Donald Trump asking him to leave aside the war mongering congressmen and warlords in Afghanistan and instead sit with the Taliban and work out a solution to the war that the US has failed to make even a sense of after 16 long years. The ...

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  • Seventy-years have gone by. Unprecedented travails have come into the way of this nation, not from any adversaries or nemesis but from its kith and kin. The betrayal has come from its blood. The stabbing in the back was an act of its people. Today the spectacle at the Grand Trunk Road, where Nawaz ...

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  • Just as the US special envoy for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Alice Wells, landed in Pakistan, a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into what the Taliban call ‘Foreign Occupation Forces’’ convoy, ...

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  • The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in a party meeting he chaired to choose his successor, that the Chinese government initiated CPEC project in Pakistan because of him. Considering the pressure, in the wake of his unceremonious ouster, one can ignore this beguiling of self for the time ...

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  • The promotional campaign by Careem, the transport company, operated online about having a Rishta aunty on an exclusive ride to find a life partner has raised eyebrows among the liberals and the conservatives alike. For the former, it is tantamount to strengthening patriarchy, and to the latter, it ...

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