Azhar Masood

  • TISLAMABAD - An important Afghan leader Mullah Muhammad Saleh commonly known as Mullah Malang discreetly visited Islamabad and Quetta this week. It is believed Mullah Malang held crucial meetings with key 'figures in Islamabad regarding future setup in Afghanistan. Mullah Malang, a proved ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States recruited over 1,500 men from Mazar-e-Sharif for fighting against the Qaddafi forces in Libya. Sources told TheNation: Most of the men have been recruited from Afghanistan. They are Uzbeks, Persians and Hazaras. According to the ...

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  • TA triumphant senior George Bush during 1992 presidential electioneering boasted, We have changed the world. We have dismembered the Soviet Union; we will lead the world through our 'New World Order. Senior George Bush not only lost the race for presidency in 1992 to Bill Clinton but his planned ...

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  • TThe beginning of Arab Spring was indicative of a new Lawrence of Arabia styled game by white nations to completely subjugate oil-rich Arab nations. Starting off from Tunisia, removing dictatorship of Hosni Mobarik of Egypt, knocking Libya, creating complete unrest in Syria, supporting uprising in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Globally recognised intelligence and forecast STRATFOR has rejected the US Central Intelligence Agency claim that the man killed in Abbottabads compound by US Naval SEALs was al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. This was one of the reasons the CIA kept Pakistans premier intelligence agency ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazalur Rehman stated Wednesday that no body has so far contacted JUI-F for a proposed third alliance. With his usual smile on his face Fazalur Rehman remarked, We did hear about proposals of a third alliance but no one has got in touch with me or ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Intelligence officials Monday rounded up three more militants of the defunct Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as a result of day-long quizzing of Bakhat Farzandi, commander TTP, who was picked up from Sector G-9 on Sunday. Sources told The Nation One commander Raheem from Qari Zia Group with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Bakhat Farzandi, a commander of the banned Tehrike Taliban-e-Pakistan (TTP), was arrested by intelligence agencies in Islamabad early Sunday. Sources told The Nation that communications of the militant leader were tracked Saturday evening and the agencies in a precision operation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The human intelligence gathered by the men of Sarwan region of Balochistan and the Frontier Corps has directly linked the planning of Mir Akmal Raisanis assassination on July 31 to Indians Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). The planning was executed by the hired assassins financed by Dr ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a powerful North Waziristan commander, has offered complete support of his clan to Pakistan Army. A source on condition of anonymity told TheNation from Miranshah that, Hafiz Gul Bahadur had warned Hakimullah Mehsud and other foreign militants, based in different parts ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Pakistan on Wednesday officially invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for its 1.2 billion dollars Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project. The project was delayed due to several bureaucratic bottlenecks and settling price mechanism as it was finally started by the Ministry of Petroleum and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistans newly elevated Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Saturday termed Indo-Pak dialogue a positive step. Talking to mediamen, Khar said the priority of her government during talks with India was to set a future direction in the bilateral relationship. Highlighting Pakistans ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -Pakistan has refused permission to the United States for opening consulate in Quetta, sources told The Nation here Friday. An approval was earlier accorded by Islamabad in 2010 but fast changing circumstances had made Pakistan realise that this can create numerous problems for Pakistan ...

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  • TSprawling across a dusty plain just south of saw-toothed mountains of Uzbekistan, the Northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif is a place where war and religion collide. Warrens of mud-brick houses cluster around the towns single landmark, a crumbling Lapus Lazuli mosque purported to be the burial ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army has taken partial control of Shamsi airbase which was used by the CIA to operate drones, highly placed sources told TheNation on Saturday. Sources said matter remains between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates which has taken Shamsi facility for hunting of Houbara ...

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  • TIt is not the case he who rules Kabul, rules Afghanistan. Talibans government in 90s twisted this theory. He who rules Kandahar, rules Afghanistan. In 2001 when Hamid Karzai took over his first choice for the domain of Mullah Omar remained Haji Gul Agha Sheerazi for the governorship of Velayate - ...

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  • TAmid ongoing vilification campaigns to demonise Pakistan Army and premier intelligence outfit Inter-Services Intelligence, to create distance between people of Pakistan and Army or security establishment, mounting pressure on General Headquarters for further military actions and carry out ...

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  • TA 'Breaking News short while ago said Afghan President Hamid Karzais half brother Ahmad Wali Karzai was assassinated Tuesday. Its not a small development. I confirm that Ahmad Wali was killed inside his house, said Zalmay Ayoubi, spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, where Ahmad Wali ...

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  • TIndias cornered Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh ,whose reputation remained a responsible and wise leader of India, suddenly made a departure from his stated position on almost over 62-year-old dispute the dispute which turned two South Asian nations nuclear, saying, Pakistan was tied up with ...

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  • TReports from Kabul suggest Pakistan fired 'hundreds of rockets into Afghanistan. Such an unthinkable and unbelievable allegation comes from President Hamid Karzai whose voice is hardly heard within the vicinity of Kabul alone but globally his statements are circulated by strong US-backed media. At ...

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  • TWilliam Morris, a one time political philosopher, had rightly described about cosmetic democracy: If art which is now sick to live and not die it must in future be of the people, for the people, by the people; it must understand all and be understood by all. The man who shouted from every rooftop ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Bahrain have agreed to forge closer cooperation in view of fast-changing regional scenario. Resolve to realign this new adjustment surfaced during a meeting held here between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Commander National Guards of Bahrain Lt-Gen Shaikh Mohammad ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - One of the reasons of Pakistans diplomatic isolation is that it has no state organ exclusively dedicated to nuclear diplomacy. There is no special nuclear diplomacy wing or unit at the Foreign Office, Prime Ministers Secretariat, the Presidency or the prestigious National Defence ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmad has said Pakistan should be prepared for United States-sponsored sanctions. Talking to TheNation on Saturday, he said: Our partys position remained unchanged that we should not follow 'habit of dependence which amounts to surrendering of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Over 10,000 Pakistanis working in Libya have lost their jobs due to Islamabads failure to accord recognition to the rebel 'National Transition Council. According to the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, 6,500 people with their families have already returned to Pakistan while 3,200 have ...

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  • TISLAMABAD A former diplomat says the government is failing the state on diplomatic front, which he says is a crucial area of activity in the modern day world. Talking to TheNation, Tariq Fatemi, a former diplomat who is also an instructor at the National Defence University, said the country is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan will consult the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia before extending de-jure recognition to new National Transitional Council of Libya, Foreign Office officials told this correspondent here Thursday. Foreign Office officials said, Government of Pakistan is monitoring the situation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Despite Afghan President Hamid Karzais strong opposition towards the presence of main security companies, infamous Blackwater is not only staying in Afghanistan but also thriving, the sources told The Nation here Friday. The Blackwater, according to well-informed sources, is currently ...

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  • TFormer Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a witty man and held a great sense of humor which his daughter Benazir Bhutto inherited too to an extent. On one occasion in Sindh surrounded by Waheed Katpar, Jam Sadiq Ali, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Maulana Kausar Niazi and federal minister for ...

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  • TSeveral political and business community leaders have demanded military action in Karachi to stop unending bloodletting in Pakistans financial capital. It seems that no serious effort is being made to control an unending violence in Karachi where three parties ruling Sindh nurture discordant ...

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