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The writer is former High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK and a veteran journalist
Pakistan’s nuclear programme keeps bouncing into controversy time and again. It has been Pakistan’s resistance and its perseverance that despite enormous reluctance the community of nuclear states has accepted it in its club with reservations. United States has always been wanting its roll back. It leaves no opportunity to blackmail Pakistan for possessing its nuclear arsenal and development programme. Latest being run-away General Pervez Musharraf’s malicious diatribe against Dr AQ Khan.
Americans constantly badgers us that we should …

China, Headline »

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Beijing: The Chinese propaganda machinery is caught between the hawks and the pragmatists on India, with doctrinaire Communists unhappy about the “deal on terror“ and the comparatively more realistic members of the party leaning towards the business side of ties with New Delhi.
Analysts said on Tuesday that President Xi Jinping’s decision to bury the hatchet with India, and pave the way for better relations soon after the Doklam crisis, was prompted by the upcoming Communist Party Congress.
Communists leaders, provincial and municipal governments in China are closely connected with businesses, which …

China, Featured, HUMAN RIHGT »

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By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE in The New York Times on line, Sept 5, 2017
GENEVA — China is systematically undermining international human rights groups in a bid to silence critics of its crackdown on such rights at home, a watchdog organization said on Tuesday. The group also faulted the United Nations for failing to prevent the effort, and at times being complicit in it.
“China’s crackdown on human rights activists is the most severe since the Tiananmen Square democracy movement 25 years ago,” Kenneth Roth, the director of the agency, Human Rights Watch, …

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by Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Sept 6, 2017
Two top generals who sit on China’s Central Military Commission have been left out of a military delegation attending next month’s Communist Party congress.
The move comes after media reports have suggested that one of the officers, Fang Fenghui, has been questioned on suspicion of corruption.
Fang, who was a former chief at the Joint Staff Department in China’s military, was questioned about “economic problems”, the Reuters news agency reported on Monday, citing three unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
Fang was …

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By Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Sept 6, 2017
After about a month’s silence in state media, China’s second most powerful official Wang Qishan has finally made an officially reported public appearance in Hunan province, calling for the tightening of Communist Party discipline at grass-roots party organisations.
Wang, the party’s formidable discipline tsar, paid a three-day visit to the central province and held a symposium on discipline inspection work on Tuesday, according to the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the top anti-graft agency which he heads.
He was …

Bangladesh »

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by Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, September 06, 2017
Rapid Action Battalion cordoned off a militant hideout in Mirpur’s Darus Salam area in Dhaka for nearly 24 hours with a suspected member of a new faction of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) holed up inside the building with large amount of explosives.
After daylong communication over phone with the militant, identified as Abdullah, RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan on Tuesday evening said that Abdullah had agreed to surrender between 7:30pm and 8pm along with his two wives and as many children …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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Report in The daily star, Sept 6, 2017
Lawmen have found three incinerated bodies after starting a sweep of the six-storey building on Mirpur’s Mazar Road, after a day of cordon that saw a series of big explosions and gunfire.
They are under the impression that the suspected militants might have killed themselves in the latest series of explosions last night that resulted in a big fire visible from far off areas.
Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal and media wing of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), told journalists they saw three incinerated …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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Reuters report in The daily star on line, Sept 6, 2017 at 11 AM
Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.
Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a protest against the laying of land mines so close to the border, said the sources who had direct knowledge of the situation but asked not to be named because of …