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2011

Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have …

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PPP-PML(Q) Marriage of Conveniences

The PPP government lost its majority in the National Assembly after Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Mutahidda Qoumi Movement (MQM) quitted the federal government. After pondering over a number of options, the PPP decided to look towards the PML-Q. Talks between Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) for joining hands to form coalition government at the centre were …

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Young Doctors Strike

The Young Doctors demanded not only pay raise but also health facilities Doctors are said to be the saviours of the ailing humanity. They are the compassionate healers who look after the people selflessly helping them to live a healthy life. However, the recent strike of the young doctors in Punjab and other provinces claiming the lives of several patients …

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Issues of Pakistan

The province of Punjab has three distinct ethno-linguistic groups i.e. Punjabi, Potohari and Saraiki-speaking. Ethnic crisis The struggle for Pakistan was a unique historical experience having a few parallels in the annals of history. It transcended ethnic, linguistic, cultural and regional differences and coalesced into a powerful movement culminating in the creation of an independent homeland for the Muslims of …

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Energies Crisis and Pakistan

Pakistan’s energy infrastructure is not well developed, rather it is considered to be underdeveloped and poorly managed. There has been an enormous increase in the demand of energy in Pakistan as a result of industrial development and population growth, as compared to increase in energy production. The number of electricity consumers has increased to 12.5 million: household 46 per cent, …

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When Minority Becomes Authority

The double standards of the Western powers are once again quite evident from the Bahrain conflict. For the past few weeks, while the world has mainly focused its attention on the mysterious circumstances surrounding Osama bin Ladin’s death, it seems to have largely ignored the volatile situation prevailing in Bahrain, which may at any time, explode into a major regional …

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Indus Water Treaty losing its Effectivenes

According to Indian media, New Delhi’s priority endeavour, as the case proceeds, will be to prevent any attempt by Pakistan to get an interim order to stop the ongoing activities on Kishanganga project. There is little to feel optimistic about the fate of Kishan-ganga dam litigation filed by Pakistan in the UN-constituted International Court of Arbitration in The Hague if …

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Pakistan on the Verge of being Invaded

It’s time to call for national awakening before it’s too late. A proud nation would continue to live, and survive, even if the infrastructure is destroyed. The incident of May 2 has left deep imprints on our hearts and minds. Flabbergasted with the nuclear facade, the poor nation thought that deterrence would prevent misfortunes from the hawkish powers mingling outside …

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Post Osama Situation and Pakistan

May 2 US raid might set precedence for other countries, particularly India that it might take similar action like the US inside Pakistan. What steps we have taken to counter another raid. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, his son and three bodyguards were killed on May 2 in a US Navy SEALs helicopter attack on a house in Abbot-tabad, …

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Should USA Continue Aid to Pakistan?

In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death in a U.S. special forces raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, U.S. lawmakers have raised pointed questions over the legitimacy of Pakistani counterterrorism efforts (Reuters) and the viability of tenuous U.S.-Pakistan relations. A major component of this relationship is billions of dollars in U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan, much of it …

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