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Pakistan: A Hard Country | Book Review

a hard country to live Pakistan

Book Author:  Anatol Lieven In post 9/11 era, Pakistan has been portraying by the mainstream scholars as a hazardous place on the face of the earth on the basis of its deteriorating security situation, declining economic condition and social unrest in the form of street protests and strikes. The prevailing …

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KPK govt. to wage jihad against illiteracy

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will wage jihad against illiteracy in the province, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday. Imran was speaking at the launch of a school enrolment program in Peshawar. “The problems faced by Pakistan are not simple problems, but they are not impossible,” he said. Calling literacy a …

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Nisar rejects Indian allegations against Pakistan Army

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has rejected allegations levelled by the Indian external affairs minister against the Pakistan Army that it was hindering the peace process between the two countries. In a strongly-worded statement issued through the Press Information Department on Sunday night, he termed the remarks made by …

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General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani retires on November 28

July 22, 2010 It was the night of the general by all accounts. A quiet Thursday evening sprang a major political surprise when Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani appeared on the television screens to announce in a brief speech that he, after consultations with President Asif Ali Zardari, had decided …

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Nawaz Sharif blames outsiders for terror in Peshawar

Reluctant to condemn the Taliban and other Jihadi terrorist groups, Nawaz Sharif said the Taliban had announced that they were not behind the attack in Peshawar’s Qissa Khawani Bazaar. “When the Taliban disown the attacks, the mind is naturally compelled to think that there are external forces at work to …

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Nationwide protests against Peshawar church bombing

In Peshawar, protests were held in several areas with the largest one taking place outside the provincial assembly, where protestors pelted stones at vehicles. Members of the provincial government met with members of the Christian community who demanded that the army be deployed at churches. In Karachi protests were held …

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Balochistan quake affected in remote areas still waiting for relief

QUETTA: Survivors of the September 24 earthquake in the remote areas Awaran district of Balochistan are still waiting for relief to arrive. A week after the deadly quake, several people are living without any shelter, food or drinking water. Quake affected people in Awaran and Mashkay have complained of acute …

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Baloch Nationalist Parties Participation in the Election 2013

The last week of March was very significant as far as the upcoming general elections are concerned. The Baloch nationalist political parties finally agreed to participate in the elections which is a happy omen for the democratic process in the country and is bound to go a long way in …

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