Hassan Naqvi

  • Iran, the neighbouring country of Pakistan, expressed its reservation on the appointment of former Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif, as head of the Saudi-led 41-nation Islamic military alliance stating that they are not satisfied with the coalition nor they accepted the same. Iran’s state ...

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  • Are Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) affiliated with Al Qaeda or Islamic State (IS)? The question of their affiliation with Arab based militant wings often hit the discussion of security experts. The question, how the militant wings inspire our local outfits, should take ...

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  • On April 4th, every year we pay tribute to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a visionary restless soul, with rigorous patriotism and excellent communication skills that gave birth to Pakistan’s largest political party, The People’s Party on a convention held in Lahore on November 30-December 01, ...

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  • Up to 230 people have been killed and more than 400 injured in a spat of suicide attacks in Balochistan province so far in seven suicide attacks. The security establishment and government functionaries have condemned the lawlessness in the province as foreign hands’ desperate measures to ...

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  • As soon as Tehmina Janjua, the first woman foreign secretary, took over on Monday, becoming the first woman in the history of the country to assume the position, the news hit the TV screen: Pakistan reopens its border with Afghanistan. That was a welcome news and good omen indeed. The Foreign ...

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  • “I am grateful to you that you have assembled here from far-flung areas to meet me and listen to my views. This is your right and my duty. Wherever I go, even for a few moments, I make every endeavor to establish contact and exchange views with my friends and brethren. This is the only means ...

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  • Should there be an operation like the one being underway in Sindh, especially Karachi, in Punjab as well? If you say Yes, then the immediate question arises: is the situation in any part of Punjab as critical as Karachi? If you say No, the question on the heel is: are there no hotbeds of ...

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  • The challenges faced by Shia are systemic and organised to debilitate and annihilate the Shia from practicing their religion without fear for their life or that of their loved ones. This systemic oppression takes several forms, whether it is the inability of Pakistan’s judicial system or ...

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  • The term 'privatisation' is used to describe a range of different policy initiatives designed to alter the balance between the public and private sectors. There are three main approaches to privatisation (i) The first and most common usage of the term refers to a change in the ownership of an ...

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  • Pakistan’s strong military has directly ruled the country for more than three decades since independence in 1947. Due to this the dominance of military over the policymaking, political process and administrative apparatus was firmly established. Foreign and security policies are considered as ...

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