Adeela Naureen

  • TMany may not be able to appreciate in this time of post truth politics that last few years of South Vietnam regime have so many similarities to the National Unity Government of Afghanistan today, one of the iconic figures of that time was Nguyen Van Thieu, the last President of South Vietnam, who ...

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  • TDemography is the science of studying population trends in a group, society or country. It also acts as a graphical method to represent the population density in a state. My colleague Umar Waqar had done an interesting study on demographics, which was published in the Nation on 19 Nov 2009, some of ...

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  • TIndia has 29 States and seven union territories BJP has government is in (10) states, whereas, in (7) states, the party shares the government with coalition partners. Modi’s “extremist politicking” has also provided ample ground to the mainstream and regional opposition parties to ...

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  • TWhile Indian and Pakistani militaries stared at each other after 48 hours of a hot air show over the lofty mountains of disputed Kashmir, the world watched with breathlessness as two nuclear armed neighbours slugged it out. The Cold War military strategy espoused by General Andre Beaufre and ...

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  • TWhile post Pulwama tensions in Indo-Pak contexts have brought both states to the brink of a nuclear Armageddon, Araundhati Roy in her piece published in Huffington Post on 1st March has stated that Modi with his reckless “pre-emptive” strike on Balakot has drawn two nuclear powers into ...

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  • TThe latest attack on a convoy of Indian CPRF comes at a time when Pakistan is shedding diplomatic isolation and gearing up for an economic take off. Meanwhile the Kashmir freedom struggle is touching new heights, with unarmed youth laying down their lives to throw the yolk of Indian Occupation. ...

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  • TAs the clock ticks and the Afghan peace process moves ahead, Afghan people, who have suffered tremendous losses in this long war of agonizing pain and misery, look forward to an end to the conflict and its permanent settlement. Meanwhile the US and its coalition sits back and calculates the cost of ...

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  • TThe on-going global crises and imploding MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region have clearly demonstrated that post-Cold War global order is undergoing a strategic change and uni-polarity has brought more misery for the humankind than the good old bipolar world. US’ ability to shape the ...

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  • TPost Truth era and the Great Disruption is the new normal in 21st Century. Cambridge dictionary describes post truth as ‘relating to a situation in which people are more likely to accept an argument based on their emotions and beliefs, rather than one based on facts’. Another ...

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  • TI start with a tweet from one of Indian activist Madhusudan Thakkar on twitter on 13 April 2018 Dear Pakistani Friends, Can we have exchange offer please? You take our 22 Corrupt #SupremeCourt Judges including our CJI Dipak Mishra and give us 5 Judges of your SC bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed ...

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  • TAs Afghanistan Peace process enters a new phase, it may be pertinent to analyse where things stand today and what likely scenarios can help us in projecting the trajectory of this process. Pakistan, US, Taliban leadership, Afghan Government, KSA, UAE and some other stake holder held marathon ...

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  • T“Burn worldly love, rub the ashes and make ink of it, make the heart the pen, the intellect the writer, write that which has no end or limit.” ― Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Sahib   With the foundation laying ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor and its attendance by the top leadership ...

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  • TPresident Trump has maintained his reputation of keeping the domestic and global media engaged through trivia. His latest wobbles on Pakistan come at a time when Pakistan is helping the US on finding an honourable exit out of Afghan quagmire. No wonder Trump’s Twitter blast was followed up ...

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  • TAs reported by Indian media, 175 police personnel were dismissed from service with immediate effect and 30 placed under suspension after their rampage inside and outside new police lines in Patna recently. Agitators had tried to lynch DSP Mohammad Mashluddin and also manhandled other senior police ...

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  • TAs US mulls the new strategy in Afghanistan and West Asia, India finds her space limited due to ground realities and changing strategic environment in the region. The Firstpost reported on 15 Oct that a Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the Afghan ...

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  • TPutin’s visit to India earlier in October has paved the way for Indo-Russia deal on purchase of advance Air Defence Weapon System, the S400 at the whooping cost of more than 5 billion USDs by India. While Modi may satisfy the teeming millions and hapless poor of India that these missiles were ...

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  • TBefore talking of Urban Naxals, I would take a leaf from Kauravi’s syndicate article on Nagalim and Naxalism published in the Nation in Dec last year to apprise the readers about the actual Naxals. “Naxal movement derives its strength from Maoist ideology, was started by Charu Majumdar ...

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  • TThe first ever Pakistan media delegation visited Russia from 9th to 16th September 2018 to interact with their counter-parts and share experiences. The delegation comprised big media stars like Rameeza Majid Nizami, Fahd Hussain, P.J Mir, Hafiz Tariq Mehmood, Mona Alam and Atif Sajjad. Although the ...

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  • TEurasia holds major part of the global demographic and geographical potential, however it has not been able to achieve connectivity dividends because of a long history of wars and conflicts. With 55,000,000 square kilometers of land mass, Eurasia covers around 37% of the Earth’s total land ...

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  • TRussia Pakistan relations have seen and uneven trajectory in last four decades. The Afghan war set the stage for an uneasy relationship when Pakistan sided with the International community to stem the tide of Soviet Union towards the warm waters of Arabian Sea. It is unfortunate that both sides ...

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  • TImran Khan’s victory speech from Bani Gala has been well received in the neighbourhood and beyond; it was nicely crafted and delivered in an informal manner, touching many hearts and capitals around the world. While PTI puts her best heads to form the government, things are moving at fast ...

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  • TAs the dust settles down, I was wondering to try to sum up the phenomenon of PTI tsunami in Pakistan. Instead of looking at the grand change of Naya Pakistan, I thought of looking at its base and the fountainhead, KPK. KPK a decade ago was synonymous with terror attacks, suicide bomb blasts and an ...

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  • TWhile the whole nation was busy in running commentary of the Sharifs’ return from London and witnessing the circus show second by second, the enemies of Pakistan were planning and executing another terrorist attack against sons of Pakistan, this time in Balochistan. More than 140 innocent ...

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  • TWhile glancing at declared assets of political head honchos of mainstream parties, one is perplexed, amazed and even disappointed. Why has blatant lying become our second nature, is it a reflection of our collective failure or a sorry state of the moral standards practiced by our leaders? What are ...

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  • TThe month of June reminds us that Sikh resistance against Indian oppression is not only alive and kicking but also entering a new paradigm. Few days back Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria was confronted by Sikh activists at Punja Sahib Hasan Abdal. Sikh community feels that Indian ...

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  • TDespite Indian machinations and trickery, occupied Kashmir has entered a new phase of defiance. This Ramadan, the Indian Army announced a reluctant ceasefire to try calm down a tense situation in Kashmir; however events in past one week suggest that Indian strategy has badly failed and Kashmiri ...

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  • TLt Gen(retired) Asad Durrani has not only violated basic norms of military conduct but, most likely, played to Indian tune through a tongue in cheeks narrative; subtly manufactured to target Pakistan Military and its intelligence agencies. The book recently launched in India had some big wigs of ...

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  • TAnother valiant son of Pakistan, Col Sohail Abid recorded his unflinching loyalty to the land and its people, with ultimate sacrifice. As reported in the press, his last act was also predicted through his poem, written a few days before his sacrifice. The first Ramazan brought tears and pain to his ...

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  • TA 10TH Jan report in the First-post magazine has highlighted that more and more youth, particularly the educated ones and those from well-off families in Indian Occupied Kashmir are joining militancy. This has spurred a new security concern in the Valley. First Post report also stated that the ...

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  • TGeneral Bajwa’s recent visit to Moscow came in the midst of important and landmark changes in international relations. The nuclear Armageddon in Korean Peninsula seems to have been put on the backburner, so far, as Kim Jong Un stepped across the 38h Parallel to embrace President Moon Jae-in ...

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