Dr Suhrab Aslam Khan

  • The national press recently referred to a news item in The Washington Post wherein the contents of a letter shared by the former British journalist were published. The letter, as alleged, was written to the renowned Pakistani nuclear scientist, Dr A.Q. Khan, by a N. Korean official during 1998. It ...

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  • A concise survey of the events interrelated to the forming of Osama bin Laden (OBL) Inquiry Commission lends some invaluable insights into the affair being inquired into. Subsequent to the May 2 incident, demands from various national sources, including the political parties in opposition, arose ...

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  • A front page newspaper item on June 16 carried a statement from a national political figure that the state, nation and constitution in Pakistan were notably dysfunctional and at the mercy of the hidden hands. As a matter of natural curiosity, a scanning of subsequent leading English dailies failed ...

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  • Due to the latest upsurge in terrorist activities throughout the country, the controversy over the policies of Musharraf regime in the aftermath of 9/11 has intensified. This has induced the former President to present his views before the people to enable them to make an accurate judgment. His ...

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  • In an exclusive article for TheNation last week, former President Pervez Musharraf attempted to portray favourably his policies and decisions to align himself with the US in its invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 incidents. His assertion that the decision was Pakistans response, post-9/11 ...

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  • A survey of facts at the national level brings to view an unsettling configuration of circumstances. As a dictate of wisdom, the foreshadowing of events should be paid meticulous heed, and rapidly deteriorating situations and issues should be earnestly attended to for their resolution. The ...

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  • The discrepancies and contradictions that surfaced in the statements of the US and Pakistani officials concerning the raid on Osama bin Ladens (OBL) abode are of unusual interest. US President Barack Obama in the televised address on May 2 reported an operation lasting for 40 minutes involving a ...

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  • In a recent writing, titled The deal for Pakistan that appeared in a national daily, Michael OHanlon, associated with the Brookings Institution, relies upon a central motivating concern: the US-Pakistan relationship to help win this [Afghanistan] war, due to the apprehension that Pakistani policy ...

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  • n Dr. Suhrab Aslam Khan The September 11, 2001, terrorist incidents in the US exercised a shocking influence across the world, and the question of evidence related to the incidents was inevitably to erupt. The critical aspects relevant to the evidence were its judicial standard in contrast to its ...

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  • The assertion that Pakistan lacks a robust plan to defeat the Taliban was contained in a critical report, which came out barely three months before President Barack Obama is to announce the programme for the gradual withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan. The issue invites an earnest analysis ...

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  • The semi-annual White House report to the US Congress outlines the progress, or its lack, towards the main objectives of the Afghanistan war as well as US operations against Al-Qaeda in Pakistan. The report divulged to the press represents its declassified parts. However, the contents of the ...

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  • The constituents of the Libyan rebel group are a ragtag with diverse social background that lack collective discipline, according to reports. The US and its allies have launched Operation Odyssey Dawn in an expedient haste to protect the rebels base in the eastern city of Benghazi. However, the ...

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  • US President Barack Obama demanded Gaddafis ouster in excess of the stipulations in the (On 1973) Security Council Resolution, and in contravention of the provisions of the UN Charter 1945 basing the organisation on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its members. The Libyan uprising - ...

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  • It depends upon the existence of conditions that an event of public significance can become the initial basis for national transformation. In the case of multiple petitions filed before the Lahore High Court against Davis claim to diplomatic immunity, the court was informed about his diplomatic ...

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  • The French Revolution brought to the view and practice of the world revolutionary ideas and institutions. Founded upon the collective aspirations to organise a state for the rule of the people, the revolution introduced the politically functional ideas of constitutionalism, or government under ...

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  • In the revolutionary upsurge in the ME, the lack of social justice in the society served as the combustible that ignited the demand for civil liberties. Reliable surveys of viewpoints, expressed by the groups and young people in Tunis and Cairo following the replacement of political regimes, ...

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  • Dr Suhrab Aslam Khan The popular upsurges witnessed in the Middle Eastern countries recently, particularly in Tunisia and then in Egypt, have demonstrated that the common multitude, without any specific organisation and leadership, are capable of disregarding the organised force of the state and ...

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  • If modern Egyptian history is of any guidance, the present military takeover marks the fourth instance since Gamal Abdel Nassers overthrow of the monarchy in 1952, and in all the previous instances the military maintained its rule, then it can also be expected to retain political authority. The ...

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  • The Middle East is on the tide of revolution, and both the protagonist and antagonist forces are keen to take to flood to reach new political shores, in Shakespearean terms. The political upheaval that erupted in Tunisia last month, and culminated in the achievement of its initial objective, ...

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