Mohammad Jamil

  • TOver the past two centuries, media has contributed to the promotion of democracy and making it stable throughout the world. Print media’s role in early 17th century when printing machine was invented was to inform the people, but with the passage of time it was extended to educate the people, ...

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  • TLast week, The Economist carried a special 18-page report on world economy titled ‘The gated globe’. On the last page, the report stated: “Globalization’s obituary has been written many times. In the 1970s and 1980s, the multilateral trade system was regarded as moribund or ...

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  • TPresident Mamnoon Hussain promulgated the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance on Sunday, which maintains that the writ of the state would be established at all costs. The ordinance states that the security and law enforcement agencies would jointly investigate the incidents of terrorism, and the ...

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  • TThe debate is raging throughout the world as to what will happen if the US defaults on its debt. China is the largest holder of US debt; its leaders are worried about dollar denominated assets, and they have started considering building a de-Americanized world. Europeans are also worried but for a ...

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  • TThe International Monetary Fund in its latest report on global outlook has warned that international growth will take another big hit if the US fails to raise its debt ceiling. In a separate chapter on Pakistan and Middle East, the IMF admitted that reduction in energy subsidies and depreciation of ...

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  • TAddressing the 68th session of United Nations General Assembly, President Barack Obama said that Americans do not wish to see America’s involvement in civil wars in other countries. As regards Syria, Barack dropped his decision of unilateral action to punish Syria for having purportedly used ...

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  • TMilitants seem to have learnt the ropes so far as political maneuvering and strategic planning are concerned. They use every ruse and subterfuge to achieve their objectives. The TTP had offered peace talks to the newly elected government, but after the drone strike killed Wali-ur-Rehman, the TTP ...

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  • TLife was paralysed in Karachi on Wednesday amid gunfire and arson attacks after police arrested Nadim Hashmi, a former MPA of the MQM, on murder and terror charges over the killing of two cops. At least four vehicles were torched, and schools, shops and petrol stations were closed. Since the ...

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  • TThe sixth September - Defence of Pakistan Day - has significance in many ways. Firstly, Pakistan’s armed forces could repel the attack by India, a country more than six-time bigger in population and land mass. Secondly, national unity and trust between the people and the army was the spirit ...

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  • TIn March 2011, when fighting in Syria began, the backers of the rebels had predicted an imminent overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad. Now more than two years on, Syrian government has survived despite many groups and forces inimical to Assad are fighting Syrian forces. Since August 2012, the ...

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  • TToday is, indeed, the day to rejoice for having achieved independence; but it is also the day for introspection, self-accountability and evaluation as to how far we have been able to live up to the ideals set by the founding fathers. Pakistan, the beacon of hope for the Muslims of South Asia and ...

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  • TIt is unfortunate that the Afghan peace talks are getting nowhere primarily due to the foolhardiness of President Hamid Karzai. He neither values the flexibility demonstrated by the Taliban in their willingness to talk with the occupiers and Afghan government, nor appreciates Pakistan’s ...

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  • TIndian media have carried a report stating that a former home ministry officer has alleged that a member of the CBI-SIT team had accused incumbent governments of orchestrating the terror attack on Indian Parliament and the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai. R.V.S. Mani, who as home ministry under-secretary ...

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  • TIn a private TV channel, an anchorperson interviewed President Hamid Karzai the other day, in which Karzai’s acerbic tone and outpourings were source of pain for the people of Pakistan. Pakistan made tremendous sacrifices during Afghan jihad and war on terror but India was rewarded with ...

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  • TOn 28th May 1998, Pakistan had detonated six nuclear devices at Chaghi (Balochistan) in response to five nuclear explosions conducted by India - three on 11th May and two on 13th May, to become the seventh nuclear state of the world. India is six times larger in landmass as well as in size of the ...

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