Samson Simon Sharaf

  • TNAB has asked the Ministry of Interior to immediately put Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son in law Safdar on exit control list (ECL). Will it work is questionable. Earlier Ishaq Dar was also on ECL but managed to flee using the Prime Minister’s aircraft. The federal government ...

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  • TIn the age of information technology, intelligence agencies and cyber experts create tunnels to get into systems for data and information collection. In simple words, this is called hacking. Cyber pirates also use this invasive system for crimes, extortion and edging out competitors. This simile ...

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  • TGoing by US media, the next US surge in Afghanistan is imminent. It is certain that this will not be like Obama Surges that petered into nothingness. It will neither be based on COIN Strategy advocated by General David Petraeus, who is convinced that Pakistan bashing is unreasonable. Will it have ...

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  • TIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s six-day visit to India manifests a growing relationship. Beyond reciprocity, both countries will widen the ties beyond defence and intelligence. With the rise of the Hindu Right, relations between the two countries were bound to grow. RSS always ...

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  • TAs economic and technological globalisation takes shape, it shatters long held strategic beliefs. My first article as a columnist appeared in a national English daily titled ‘Pakistan’s Present and Future War’ on 1 January 2009. The last line said it all. “The war has ...

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  • TPakistan is in search of stability on the Afghan front for over seven decades. Pakistan created many opportunities only to be stalled by its allies. Seeing the futility, the international coalition has since washed its hands. The combined failure of ISAF, NATO and US Military juggernaut are now ...

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  • T‘Highway through Hell’ is a Canadian reality show on hazards and heavy rescue in difficult mountainous terrain, unpredictable winter weather, landslides, avalanches and human error. The show focuses on Coquihalla Highway, also called Coq, where conventional cranes, towers and wreckers ...

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  • TIn the past decade, it has been an honour through the pages of Nation to write on Pakistan; a sort of compiled critical non-revisionist history. Commenting on my Thesis, an Indian wrote, “I had read that Jinnah started alienating Bengalis in 1948 but this writer says it started in 1906 ...

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  • TThere has never been such defiance in protecting a criminal; and blatant misuse of authority than the indicted of the Panama Case. PMLN is jeering at the verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan amply supported by its majority in the National Assembly to cross all lows of law making. The Legislature ...

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