Salman Masood

  • TISLAMABAD - Since it is an open season to quote the French novelists and playwrights, especially Honore de Balzac, one is tempted to follow the vogue. Apart from casting doubt on the origins of all great fortunes and wealth, Balzac had also remarked, “Conscience is our unerring judge until we ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The air of anticipation hanging over the courtroom no.1 of the Supreme Court was so thick on Thursday that it could be cut with a knife. Opposition politicians and government ministers started arriving here right after 1 o’clock, looking for seats that offered the best view. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The media juggernaut of former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif after launching of 2014 Operation Zarb-e-Azb left a powerful and lasting impact on the public imagination. The relative decline of terror attacks helped restore the military’s image after the impression that it had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Sheikh Rashid Ahmed stood on the sprawling lawn of a house in an upscale Islamabad neighbourhood as two German Shepherd dogs played around. The politician from Rawalpindi has recently taken up this residence, secured with high boundary walls and guards. A bulletproof land cruiser was ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The gathering of senior army officers of Rawalpindi Garrison sat alert in the General Headquarters auditorium and listened to their chief intently. It was the last week of December and Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army chief, had been into the top job just weeks earlier. The general ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar has been appointed as the new chief to head the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate by Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, the military said in a statement Sunday. The announcement was made as Gen Bajwa, who took over the command of the Pakistani ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended months of speculation Saturday evening as he announced choosing Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new army chief. Gen Bajwa, an infantryman, has a strict belief in civilian supremacy and has an enlightened, liberal outlook, according to those who know the ...

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  • TIslamabad -  It’s not just the analysts who consider the new army chief something of a dark horse, General Qamar Javed Bajwa himself did not see him securing the top army slot, at least until a couple of months ago. Feroz Hassan Khan, a retired Pakistani brigadier, who was the Commanding ...

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  • TPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif will step down on Monday. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan or Shahbaz Sharif will be elevated as the new Prime Minister as the Supreme Court investigates Panama Papers revelations. Meanwhile, new business and terror linkages have been unearthed of Mr. Sharif with the Indian Prime ...

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