Muhammad Umar

  • TAt a seminar in Washington D.C. last week, Lisa Curtis, a deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump and senior director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council said, “we have asked for Pakistan’s assistance in facilitating a peace process and we have sought to ...

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  • TOn May 28, 1998, Pakistan was forced to conduct a series of nuclear weapon tests as a direct response to Indian nuclear aggression, becoming the world’s seventh nuclear weapon state. The decision to conduct these tests was not made lightly and was not an immediate reaction made without ...

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  • TIndia’s nuclear-powered submarine was reported damaged in an accident on October 3. This latest incident adds to the already lengthy list of nuclear mishaps the country has faced in the last four or so decades. It begs the exploration of the current status of the Indian nuclear arsenal and ...

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  • TAn exclusive story was published by Dawn last year, claiming that the civilian government has warned the military to act against militants or face international isolation. The government claimed that the story was fabricated, calling an immediate inquiry, which resulted in the dismissal of the ...

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  • TMaking good on his promise to deliver more “gifts” to the Trump administration, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw the country’s second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test this week. In response, President Trump tweeted that he was very “disappointed” ...

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  • TThe US Department of State recognised Pakistan as an important counter terrorism partner in its annual Country Report on Terrorism for 2016. The report acknowledged the country’s success in combating terrorism in recent years, attributing the sharp decline of terrorism-related civilian deaths ...

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  • TIndia is so desperate for Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) membership that it seems nothing else matters, including its economic and social development. This past Saturday, a two-day summit of women parliamentarians from BRICS nations gathered to discuss sustainable development goals (SDGs), in an ...

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  • TThe Pakistani American Congress (PAC) organised a congressional forum this week at the US capital to highlight the Indian atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). A series of speakers, mostly comprising of American citizens of Kashmiri origin spoke at length about the struggle for a right to ...

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  • TIn order to make the country’s police strong and effective as an institution, it may be important to centralize the our police. The police chief should be in command of the entire police of Pakistan, and pass orders to provincial police officers, who should report back to him. I believe ...

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