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[13 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Javaid-ur-Rahman/INP in The Nation, July 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Wapda Chairman Lt-Gen (r) Muzamil Hussain, during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, revealed that Pakistan wastes water worth Rs25 billion every year.
Muzamil Hussain, while briefing the committee, said though Pakistan receives 145 million acre feet of water every year, yet only 14m acre feet of water is preserved.
The chairman said that due to soil gathering at the base of Tarbela Dam the storage capacity of the dam has decreased by 36 per cent. Therefore, constructing Diamer-Bhasha dam …

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Rajshekhar Jha in The Times of India, June 16, 2017
New Delhi: Intelligence agencies have received inputs that a group of women fidayeen have infiltrated into the country to execute a “spectacular strike“. The attack could be in the form of a suicide bombing or a lone-wolf strike, they have warned.
These fidayeen belong to Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and erstwhile Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and have been handpicked and trained by Pakistan’s ISI in camps of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to the inputs received by agencies, there are at least 7-8 women in this …

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[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in The Times of India online, May 2,2017
WASHINGTON: Afghanistan’s relationship with India is “unacceptable” to Pakistan, which is using proxies like the Haqqani network and Taliban against its neighbours, eminent experts have told US lawmakers.
During a Congressional hearing, Seth Jones, Director of International Security and Defence Policy Centre at the Rand Corporation said that Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals.
“Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals both in places like Jammu and Kashmir against Indians and in …

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[14 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may face strong resistance from various segments of society within Pakistan and from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan itself if the federal administration goes ahead with the implementation of the recommendations of the (Gilgit-Baltistan) reforms committee.
Former Kashmiri prime minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan said that any such decision would be tantamount to the division of Jammu Kashmir which would never be acceptable to Kashmiri people. “Kashmiris living on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) as well as in Laddakh, Aksai Chin and …

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[14 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Praveen Swami in The Indian Express, April 14, 2017
New Delhi : A classified dossier on a Karachi-based criminal network alleged to have been connected to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, jointly authored by investigators of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and civilian services, contains no evidence that it was financing or providing weapons to Baloch nationalist insurgents, a copy of the document obtained by The Indian Express reveals.
Leaders of the Karachi-based ganglord Uzair Baloch, blamed in widely reported briefings by senior Pakistani security officials for collaborating with Jadhav, were …

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[28 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The author is a senior fellow of the National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Indian media reported recently that Nepal would hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, 2017. Indian media said the joint military exercise appeared unconventional. But so far the news has not been confirmed officially by China and Nepal.
Indian media hyping up China-Nepal joint military exercise is to partly put pressure on Nepal. India views South Asian countries as its backyard. So it pays a lot of attention to …

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[27 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The author is a senior fellow of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and a visiting fellow of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
According to Pakistani media, Amir Riaz, the Pakistan Army’s Southern Command chief, on Wednesday invited India to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and “share the fruits of future development by shelving anti-Pakistan activities and subversion.” Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, Riaz’s remarks have drawn wide attention from the Indian media.
Riaz’s invitation, which came as a surprise to New Delhi, is mainly …

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[6 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

Usman Ali Khan is a graduate in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabadus consequences not only for both states but also for the entire region
Recently, the distribution of water between two Indian states Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has become a source of conflict over water divide, sweltering both into flames. This issue is India’s internal matter regarding water distribution from the river Cauvery. Riots also erupted when Supreme Court of India ordered to divert some water from Cauvery to Tamil Nadu. The unrest impelled Indian Prime Minister Modi …

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[6 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a Lahore-based journalist.
Fascism was a system of government that flourished in Europe in times between two World Wars, and has since been appearing and reappearing in several parts of the world. The current rise of Narendra Modi, a staunch Hindu nationalist in India, is the latest version of fascism which was applied by Adolf Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Italy and Franco in Spain.
Fascism is right-wing political philosophy which opposes egalitarianism and is based on conservatism, authoritarianism and powerful nationalism in which a dictator becomes the central …

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[6 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a freelance columnist based in Islamabad.
The role of diplomacy resembles gathering intelligence and not only helps in decision-making but also projects the soft power of a state. The dominant feature of international relations has always been war that is fought and can be prevented using diplomatic channels. The real art of diplomacy is to achieve objectives and policy goals without going to war that is perhaps the essence of diplomacy. This practice has been called as war by Robert Green in his book “The 33 Strategies of …