Moeed Pirzada

  • TCouncil on Foreign Relations is blue planet’s foremost think tank and “Foreign Affairs” is its prestigious and most sought after publication. If one searches the term “Afghanistan” on its website, several dozen pieces spring up in few seconds. This is natural given the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Nawaz government’s continuing moratorium on “death penalty” is getting more and more confusing. Public and media have still not understood what is happening? Is it EU’s blackmail stitched with its GSP-Plus or is this the fear of Taliban who have threatened the ...

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  • TAs we try to make sense of the hype, the feigned shock and exaggerated furor at the appearance of the Abbottabad Commission Report we must keep certain aspects in mind. Without a saner analysis we may fail to grasp the significance of the moment.First, has report really added anything to our ...

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  • TOXFORD – Last Sunday, Senator Aitzaz Ahsan was the keynote speaker at the Oxford Union. He was the guest of the Oxford University Pakistan Society (OUPS) for Pakistan Future Leaders’ Conference, 2013 (PFLC 2013). It was the fourth running year of this conference that was initiated by ...

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  • TI was listening to Abu Mazen. This is how the Arab people and many Middle Eastern diplomats in Islamabad refer to Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine. This is coup d’état. He was talking of his conflict with Hamas in Gaza. With barely restrained anger, with emotions oozing out of his ...

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  • TThe debate in Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding Dr Tahirul Qadri’s petition has started to send confusing signals with totally unintended consequences for the state and society of Pakistan. Dr Qadri’s petition seeks to raise serious issues about the formation of the Election ...

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  • TDr Tahirul Qadri’s long march will continue to inspire debate in Pakistani politics for several more weeks. The kaleidoscope of events he unleashed was complete with all ingredients of a modern soap opera: thousands and thousands oozing out from small cities and towns of Punjab, braving the ...

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