Dr. Ashraf Ali

  • TMaulana Sami Ul Haq is no more. But his tragic death has left behind dozens of questions for the law enforcement agencies to answer. Who killed him? Why was he killed? Can they arrest the killers involved in the assassination of the Mauala? Maulana Sami Ul Haq was not an ordinary man. The great ...

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  • TThe political and judicial vacuum coupled with bad governance and massive corruption in state institutions that resulted in creating a gap between the state and society ultimately led to the people’s exclusion from the political process in today’s tribal belt of Pakistan. This widening ...

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  • TThe question of decades long trust deficit between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained the dominant them of a national seminar on “Pak-Afghan Relations; Exploring the way forward” organised by an Islamabad based think Tank – Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS). Can we put an ...

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  • TAggression and violent extremism have always remained integral parts of human society. These human behaviours manifest in various forms in different cultures and societies. Violence is the product of aggression that leads to terrorism when it takes the intense form. However, it has been changing ...

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  • TThe roots of terrorism in the tribal belt of Pakistan could be traced back to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan back in 1979. The game of blood and iron brought death and destruction to the country when the Russian Red army landed in Afghanistan. The country’s social and economic ...

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  • TFollowing the passage of 25th constitutional amendment, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) constitutionally stand merged into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). However the decision that was taken in haste without having done a good homework beforehand has left a lot of questions to be answered ...

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  • TOne gets overcome in equal measure by shame and sorrow to know about the rising child abuse cases in the ‘Rising Pakistan’. A total of 2322 child abuse cases were reported in the country during the first half of the current year registering 32 percent increase in the corresponding ...

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  • TThe US decision on barring Pakistani military officials from a training and educational program and slashing security funding to Pakistan by almost two-thirds under an amended defence budget has come as a major blow to the trust-building measures in the backdrop of a flimsy Pak-US relations since ...

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  • TWith the nation all set to embark upon its journey towards Naya Pakistan, the captain in the driving seat has to make some unpopular, harsh and quick decisions to steer the ship of the misguided nation into the right direction and pull it out of the troubled water ahead. Faced with a number of ...

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