Malik Muhammad Ashraf

  • TThe third committee of the UN General Assembly on December 4, 2017, unanimously adopted Pakistan sponsored Resolution regarding the right of self-determination for the people facing foreign occupation, notwithstanding intense lobbying by India against its passage. The resolution expresses firm ...

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  • TThe nosedive in US-Pak relations triggered by the announcement of new Policy on Afghanistan and South Asia by President Trump and the outright rejection of the US viewpoint by Pakistan has still not been reversed. Notwithstanding the engagement between the two countries at the diplomatic level and ...

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  • TThe number of the state owned enterprises (SOEs) currently stands well over one hundred including the big money guzzlers like PIA, Pakistan Steel Mills, PSO and Railway. The reality is that very few of them are profitable entities and it is estimated that the government is spending Rs.400-500 ...

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  • TNo religion of the world, internationally recognised codes, and conventions of human behavior either approve of or condone an act by an individual or a state policy that purports to politicise or take advantage of the sufferings of human beings. I am afraid that it is not true of India under Modi ...

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  • TDemocracy as a system of governance was envisioned by the founding father of Pakistan who had an unswerving belief that it was the only system through which Pakistan could achieve the objectives of independence and win a respectable place in the comity of nations. But unfortunately even after 70 ...

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  • TThere is no dearth of people around who are hell bent to denigrate the economic performance of the country, orchestrated by the PML (N) government over the last four years for reasons of their own which invariably are divorced from the contextual relevance and rationale. The view being propagated ...

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  • TThe non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute by the UN even after seventy years is an affront to the conscience of the world community as well as the stature of the world body as harbinger of peace. It was on 27 October 1947 when the Indian troops landed in Kashmir after the much trumpeted signing of ...

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  • TThe Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), instead of preventing nuclear proliferation, might unfortunately be doing the opposite. It has encouraged non-nuclear states to opt for nuclear weapons programmes due to the violation of the treaty by its proponents. The civil nuclear technology agreement ...

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  • TPresident Mamoon Hussain inaugurated the sixty-fourth session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Islamabad on 9th of October. The four day event is being attended by representatives of all 22 countries in WHO’s Mediterranean ...

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