Masood Khan

  • In 1878 Britishers raised an irregular corps from local tribesmen, mainly Afridis, to protect traffic from Khyber Pass and Jamrud Fort to Afghan frontiers. They were known as Khyber Jezailchis since they were armed with Jezail; later renamed as Khyber Rifles. By 1880s the Russians had advanced in ...

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  • KARACHI - SSP Rao Anwar and his team on Monday declined to appear before a committee probing into extra judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud. Anwar and his team were summoned DIG East Sultan Khwaja and Malir Investigations SP Abid Qaimkhani at 10:30am on Monday for further ...

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  • The US will be hosting the fourth and last Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington D.C. from March 31 to April 1. This piece attempts to explain the dynamics of the NSS process and Pakistan’s association with it. President Barack Obama in April 2009 set the following goals for nuclear ...

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  • The United Nations defines South-South cooperation as a broad framework for collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. It takes place on a bilateral, subregional, regional and interregional basis. Countries of the ...

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  • The First World War one hundred years ago, in hind-sight, was avoidable. One historian has called it “the 20th century’s seminal catastrophe”. But in hind sight, we all have perfect vision.It is now evident that nations abandoned diplomacy a bit too soon. This is not an ...

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  • Forty years ago, the Biological Weapons Convention entered into force. Today it is supported by 173 states parties, including Pakistan. This historic convention has played an important part in making the world a safer place.For the past four decades, it has been the goal of this treaty that the ...

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  • Nuclear security is an area on which there should be no differences, no conflicting opinions. All states want nuclear security. A breach of nuclear security in any part of the world will have devastating consequences for all. We must therefore maintain constant vigilance; and invest in preventive ...

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  • This year Pakistan celebrates 53 years of its association with United Nations peacekeeping. In May 1960, 400 Pakistani peacekeepers travelled to Congo. Since then, Pakistan has contributed more than 144,711 peacekeepers, serving in 41 missions in 23 countries. Till now, 133 Pakistani peacekeepers ...

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  • The relationship between Pakistan and China is a geopolitical cornerstone for both countries. The solidarity between us and the unanimity of views that we demonstrate is unmatched by any relationship between two sovereign states. The strategic partnership between our two countries is the bedrock of ...

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  • For me, business is a comprehensive term that includes production, contracts, joint ventures, equity participation, direct investment, financial and banking linkages, and trade. This kind of business between Pakistan and China is going to increase exponentially in the years to come.Pakistan-China ...

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  • In April 2009, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would host a Global Summit on Nuclear Security within the next year. Since then, nuclear security diplomacy has assumed a distinct character and created a new deliberative process. The objective of this newly energised ...

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