KK Shahid

  • TOn Sunday, two Christian community members were killed and five injured as gunmen unleashed fire near a church in Quetta’s Esa Nagri locality. The victims were coming out of the church following Sunday service. This is the second attack on the community within the span of a fortnight, after a ...

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  • TKhawaja sahib you are a shrewd man. You’re also a man of smartly chosen words – which can often be powerful. You know all this very well. And so for you to suggest – very opportunistically as you might’ve felt in that brainy head of yours – that Bollywood superstar ...

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  • TThe Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal has come into being once again. This means that over the course of the past four elections – including this year’s – the MMA is now 2-2 in terms of reincarnating and failing to do so. Of course, the MMA that claims to be a coalition of five Islamic ...

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  • TThanks to a mini collapse by the Islamabad United, the Pakistan Super League finale at National Stadium Karachi on Sunday bore just about as much excitement on the field as it had mustered off it, in what was the most high-profile cricket match in the city since 2009 – when Sri Lanka visited ...

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  • TDear MBS, As you would know fairly well that Pakistan is traversing a critical juncture in revamping its inertial forces to resist an ideological metamorphosis. Most of the nation’s energy is currently being invested in ensuring that only one half of the population heats up food, and the ...

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  • TFor those wondering, the decisions made at the FATF meeting in Paris last month, where it was confirmed that Pakistan would be put on the grey-list by June, can in a nutshell be explained in terms of Hafiz Saeed’s bank account(s) – or to expand the shell a bit, those that are owned by ...

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  • TIt is always a great read when you see your foreign minister telling off the US saying that Pakistan will not follow American interests and only pursue its own. It is only when you start reading other things elsewhere that you start thinking what the former and latter are. So what exactly are the ...

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  • TEven by Pakistan’s extraordinary standards, what happened last week was an unparalleled disaster at – and around – the FATF meet. It was, as a matter of fact, caused by an unparalleled move by the US, where it called a second meeting on whether or not Pakistan should be ...

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  • TOne way or the other, Pakistan is hogging all the eyeballs in the ongoing Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris. Pakistan now has the enviable honour of being the first country that has been the target of a motion passed by four different countries. A group featuring US, the UK, ...

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  • TThe Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) confirmed yesterday that the group’s deputy Khalid Mehsud, aka Sajna, was taken down by an American drone on February 8. While Pakistani intelligence officials claim that the drone struck the TTP deputy in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, the Taliban ...

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  • TA little over a week after the Senate Elections were announced for March 3, ‘horse-trading’ is the trending allegation in the political circles. It was made the buzzword by Saad Rafique in PML-N’s meeting last week, a couple of days before which the PPP had begun plotting its own ...

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  • TSardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, the Federal Minister for Power Division, has put forward a bid to establish a renewable energy institute in the country with the assistance of World Bank and its International Finance Corporation wing. While the institute’s primary aim would be to carry out ...

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