Malik Muhammad Ashraf

  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan currently is on a mission to defuse tensions between US-Iran and Iran-Saudi Arabia which have heightened the prospects of an armed conflict in the region, in the backdrop of a missile attack on Saudi oil installations and an Iranian Oil tanker. Though the relations between ...

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  • TA weekly newspaper in its editorial while trying to belittle the importance and credit earned by Prime Minister Imran Khan for his speech at the UN---in which he espoused the cause of Kashmir, unmasked the fascist countenance of Modi, sounded a warning to the world of the likely humanitarian crisis ...

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  • TIndian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat talking to an Indian media outlet alleged that Pakistan had reactivated terror facility at Balakot and in a threatening tone said “ India will not allow Pakistan to vitiate the atmosphere in IOK any longer. Pakistan controls the terrorists, who act as its ...

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  • TIn the lead up to his address to the General Assembly, Prime Minister Imran Khan has met President Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Turkish President Tayyab Erdogan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, US lawmakers ...

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  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan while addressing a press conference after inaugurating round the clock facility at Torkham border on Wednesday rightly condemned the Ghotki incident and termed it a conspiracy to sabotage his coming visit to USA and his address to the UN General Assembly. One tends to ...

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  • TIn the backdrop of sudden pulling the plug on US Taliban talks by President Trump, which has brought the things to square one at least for now, Pakistan has rightly urged the stakeholder to re-engage maintaining that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan looked ...

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  • TWars have been part of the history of mankind and in spite of their destructive nature they have been fought between nations without refrain and still continue to happen with all their diabolical repercussions, notwithstanding the efforts of the international community through United Nations to ...

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  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the nation on 26yh August said “ Pakistan will go to any extent in support of the people of occupied Kashmir and will stay with them till the last breath whether any country stands with us or not.” His remarks exhibited the irrefutable reality ...

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  • TWhile one year is not long enough a period to evaluate impact of the policies of any government because of the time-lag required in the completion of the projects initiated for socio-economic development and the inherited challenges, but the exercise can give a fair idea of the trends set and the ...

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  • TThe scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A of the Indian constitution which granted special status to IOK and forbade buying of property by the outsiders in the valley respectively, was very much on the cards since Modi became Prime Minister of India in 2014 as it was part of his election manifesto. ...

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  • TModi government and the believers in the Hindutva philosophy might be rejoicing the scrapping of article 370 paving the way for making Jummu and Kashmir part of the Indian Union not realizing that this dangerous and wrong move would have very serious consequences for the regional as well as Indian ...

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  • TThe prime duty of the state and the governments running the state affairs is to promote the well being of the people by pursuing policies aimed at poverty alleviation and providing safety nets for the vulnerable sections of the society in conformity with the modern concept of a welfare state. ...

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  • TThe three-day visit to USA by Prime Minister Imran Khan coming in the backdrop of a nosedive in the relations between the two countries, following President Trump accusing Pakistan of duplicitous role in Afghanistan and the rejection of his policy on Afghanistan and Asia by the latter, was probably ...

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  • TThe Trump administration seems very serious in ending eighteen years long war in Afghanistan and pulling out its troops from that war-ravaged country which has cost $45 billion annually to the US since its blitzkrieg in 2001 besides thousands of casualties of the US and allied forces. The Taliban ...

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  • TThe second report compiled by the UNOHCH on the human rights abuses committed by the Indian security forces in the IHK and released on the eve of the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Burhan Wani indicates rise in the bloodshed and abuse of human rights. The report pertaining to the period ...

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  • TThe unfortunate reality of Pakistan is that successive governments both military and civilian have given false hopes to the people divorced from the ground realities, without taking steps with a futuristic approach to address the existing maladies as well as putting in place policies designed to ...

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  • TThere are no two opinions about the fact that Pakistan currently is faced with formidable economic challenges in the shape of burgeoning budget and current account deficits and a heavy debt burden which are having a debilitating impact on the socio-economic profile of the country. Reversing the ...

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  • TDemocracy which arguably is the best system of governance functions and gains strength only when the government and the opposition forge a working relationship, respect and accommodate each other’s view point in spite of their differences on the political and economic issues and their actions ...

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  • TIn the modern era, governments all over the world are charged with the responsibility to propel economic development, playing a facilitating role in the creation of conducive atmosphere for different sectors of the economy enabling them to contribute to the overall development effort, raising ...

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  • TSince the advent of Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister in 2014 the Indian animosity against Pakistan has been bewilderingly intensified. Modi has won the second term with a thumping majority. What would be his disposition towards Pakistan is difficult to tell with certainty but the portents do ...

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  • TIt would be an understatement to say that the promised emergence of Naya Pakistan has failed to actualize. In fact the dream for Naya Pakistan has turned into a nightmare for all those who believed in the unrealistic and utopian ideas of Imran Khan about making Pakistan a vibrant and prosperous ...

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  • TWith the economy in a mess and the government helpless in finding an answer to the burgeoning economic melt-down as predicted by the international lending and rating agencies, the portents in regards to the promised prosperity to the people are not very encouraging. Political stability which is a ...

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  • TFor quite some time echoes for creation of more provinces have been resonating in the country with fluctuating intensity in the demand for them. We have heard demands for creation of a new province of South Punjab, restoration of the state of Bahawalpur, carving out of Hazara province from the ...

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  • TThere are two kinds of leaders; the men who are born to create history and the others who are catapulted into the leadership role by the history. It is the first category of leaders whose vision and initiatives lift the countries from the vicious circle of poverty and shape their future as world ...

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  • TPrime Minister’s visit to China to attend Second Belt and Road Forum has been quite successful from the perspective of signing of free trade agreement between the two countries according to which China has agreed to extend same preferential treatment to Pakistani imports as it has given to ...

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  • TThe two-day visit to Iran by Prime Minister Imran Khan coming in the backdrop of killing of 14 Pakistani security personnel by the Baloch militants who came from Iran from their camps along the border, has surely produced very positive results. The two countries have agreed to set up Joint Rapid ...

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  • TThe pledges made by BJP in its manifesto for the polls also include building of Ram Temple in place of the Babri mosque demolished by the Hindu extremists in December 1992 as well as changing the status of Kashmir through repeal of article 370 of the Indian constitution which grants special status ...

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  • TFaisal Vawda, a federal minister and a stalwart of PTI broke the biggest news of the century in a TV talk show ‘Capital Talk’ hosted by Hamid Mir that within a week, ten days or maximum four weeks nobody will remain jobless in the country as the available jobs will outnumber the job ...

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  • TPakistan is one of those unfortunate countries where the rulers, both civilians and military dictators, have been duping the masses and taking them for a ride with impunity over the last seventy years. Their aim invariably has been grabbing power and building their fortunes as well as of those who ...

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  • TAccording to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan has shared preliminary findings in the Pulwama incident with India in response to the dossier provided by her and also sought more information on the issues raised in their to probe further in the matter. The statement ...

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