KK Shahid

  • TAfter US President Donald Trump fulfilled his New Year’s resolution, on New Year’s Day no less, and sent out that tweet of his against Pakistan – rather the country’s leadership – accountants have been hired to do the math regarding the exact amount that is at stake ...

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  • TLast year ended on a high in the fight against terrorism – along with health, education, poverty and democracy – with more than 20 international non-governmental organizations being eliminated from the country. More than half of these were from the proscribed militant umbrella: Pakistan ...

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  • TIt would make sense, wouldn’t it? Both Pervez Musharraf and Tahir-ul-Qadri are entirely peripheral figures when it comes to actually getting any meaningful number of votes, but both enjoy significant followings, and currently have the same goal in mind. Notwithstanding the sublime symbolism ...

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  • TIt was very kind of the United States Vice President Mike Pence to inform Pakistan that it has been put on notice, quite a few months after having already done that. Although official protocols, and basic professional etiquettes, suggest that the announcement should be done via an email sent by the ...

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  • THonorary Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is in a bit of a fix these days. This is not counting his prolonged ailment, which the Islamabad High Court isn’t buying (how insensitive), or indeed the graft allegations which should at the very least put an end to his political career, if not to his life ...

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  • TThe Punjab Censor Board’s decision to ban Verna last month made little sense. Most of all because it lasted a day, and all it could achieve was spoil the film’s premiere on Thursday. It has since been revealed that the issues the Censor Board officials had was not that it narrated the ...

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  • TAs invaluable as the meeting of PTI Chairman Imran Khan with the JUI-S Chief Sami-ul-Haq would be with regards to those with radical, antagonistic and intolerant opinions vis-à-vis the Taliban, it has also summoned the perfect time to share the Taliban family tree for our younger ...

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  • TIf you need any evidence that India is moving away from its 2003 nuclear doctrine, please come to Lahore. But do make it quick, because there is rain in the weather forecast and it might wash off the evidence. India’s nuclear doctrine bound it to ‘no first use’ policy almost a ...

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  • TAnswer this: When was the last time you heard of Mullah Fazlullah? The fact that he hasn’t even re-died over the past couple of years, shows just how dead – or irrelevant – he might be, as things stand. And yet the two Pakistani diplomatic abducted near Jalalabad, in June were ...

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