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Amitabh Mattoo releases book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”

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Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo today released book titled “My Kashmir in Peace and Turbulence”, story of a native in Exile, written by Prof. B.L. Kaul at a function organized by Vyeth, Socio-Cultural and Literary at Amar Singh Club here. Addressing the gathering, Advisor to CM lauded the ...

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Omenous Political Crisis in Pakistan

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Farooq Ganderbali The current mess in Pakistan is omenous: many see in it the spectre of the return of the Army rule. For some weeks the civilian government looks paralysed, mainstream political parties are in a shambles, hate preaching Islamist groups are coming together to fight the general elections in ...

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Let Indian goods into Afghanistan: Pakistan advised

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By Manzoor Ahmed Unlikely to end its dog-in-the-manger policy towards India, Pakistan is nevertheless being advised to cooperate to forge trading routes to the benefit for all in the region. A Pakistani analyst based in Washington has counseled the Pakistan Government to allow transit of Indian goods to Afghanistan if ...

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Radicalization: -Crisis Within

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By Wani Idris Radicalization is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideas and aspirations that reject or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice. The first stage of radicalization in a society is marked with buildup of ...

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Corrupt Sharif in the Land of the Pure

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By Farooq Ganderbali   In October 1958 when the then Commander-in-Chief (C-n-C) of Pakistan Gen Mohammad Ayub Khan overthrew the democratic government; abrogated the 1956 Constitutions; dissolved the Parliament and imposed Martial Law, there was jubilation in streets. People thanked Allah and distributed sweets. His 11-year rule corroded the foundations ...

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Death by terror is the fate of Hazaras in Pakistan

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By Allabaksh Hazaras in Pakistan face a double jeopardy—they are in minority and are Shias. They are therefore easy targets of extremist groups and their patrons, the intelligence services, who view them as `enemies` because of their looks and origin. The Hazaras are as much Pakistani as others but live ...

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Pak Army must answer for Sufi shrine attacks

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By Manzoor Ahmed Early this month in October, a suicide bomber set himself off outside a Sufi shrine in JhalMagsi town in Balochistan, killing 13 devouts and injuring 27 others who were offering prayers at the dargah. Earlier this year, over 80 people were killed in another suicide attack on ...

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Taliban and Peace in Afghanistan

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By Farooq Ganderbali There is a story of some wise rats deciding to bell the cat for peace. But the peace remained elusive because no rat dared bell her. This is somewhat the story of international efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan wishfully thinking that the Taliban will join these ...

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GREEN SHOOTS OF NORMALCY IN J&K

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Tweeting from her account the Chief Minister of J&K said that the Jammu and Kashmir Government has given amnesty to 9000 youth in the state. Sharing this information on her Twitter account on Wednesday, Mufti said that the amnesty has been provided in order to bring long-term normalcy to the ...

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DON’T KILL, USE ACID TO BLIND PEOPLE: SOUTH KASHMIR HIZBUL CHIEF RIYAZ NAIKOO

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Don’t kill, use acid to blind people who dare to contest panchayat polls: South Kashmir Hizbul chief Riyaz Naikoo has been heard in a video instructing cadres not to kill political workers but to use “concentrate acid” to blind people who dare to contest upcoming panchayat elections. A purported conversation ...

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