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  • TThe USA’s drawing away from Pakistan, is like its disengagement from Pakistan in the late 1980s onwards, though the dedication of the Pakistani establishment to the US alliance makes it seem Pakistan is being punished for something heroic. Another factor is US President Donald Trump. To what ...

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  • TI think it would be impolitic to intrude on PTI chief Imran Khan at this moment of grief. No, not because of the passing of Zubeida Apa, who had elevated household totkas to an art form. The only totka he would be interested in would be how to get hold of the Fountain of Youth. Or something to help ...

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  • TThe storm raised by a section of opinion in India over the removal of Mrs Kulbhushan Jadhav’s shoes when she met her husband is not the result of frustration at the effectiveness of Pakistan’s gesture, so much as the search for a casus belli, resembling nothing more than the cutting off ...

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  • TThe passage of the Twenty-Fourth Amendment by the Senate paved the way for the coming elections to be held for constituencies delimited according to the Census held this year. The passage reflected the sort of posturing typical of elected politicians, as well as the fact that it was so basic to the ...

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  • TUS President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his accompanying decision to shift the US Embassy to it from Tel Aviv, might convulse the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world, but it primarily reflects the exigencies of US domestic politics. That ...

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  • TIt is essential this year to mark the anniversary of the 1962 India-China War for reasons other than that it is the 55th, as because it provides indications of where the Indo-China relationship is going. A closer study of that conflict is relevant because the two countries have once again come into ...

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  • TThe Tehrik Labbaik Ya Rasoolallah sit-in at Faizabad has proven a headache for anyone travelling to Islamabad, or between it and Rawalpindi, and has claimed at least one victim, the child who died because he could not make it to PIMS in time, but it has sent out a number of messages, and scored a ...

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  • TThe example of Catalonia should show that there seems to be a tendency to split that prevents states getting too big. Not only has there been a referendum even though the central government tried to prevent it, but now there has been a declaration of independence. The fleeing of the head of the ...

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  • TThe Sharif Family saga began when Mian Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as an MNA, and thus as Prime Minister. Previously a sort of sub-story of the Nawaz Sharif Story, it assumed centre-stage. Though Mian Nawaz himself did not look it, he is 68 on his next birthday, in December. He was obviously not ...

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