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How Raymond Davis damaged Pakistan – U.S. relations

How Raymond Davis damaged Pakistan - U.S. relations

The burly American was escorted by Pakistani policemen into a crowded interrogation room. Amid a clatter of ringing mobile phones and cross talk among the cops speaking a mishmash of Urdu, Punjabi and English, the investigator tried to decipher the facts of the case. “America, you from America?” “Yes.” “You’re from America, and you belong to the American Embassy?” “Yes,” …

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Trump’s love for victory and US General’ s recent failures

President-elect Donald Trump’s message for the nation’s senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after winning the election. Trump: “We have some great generals. We have great generals.” Lesley Stahl: “You said you knew more than the generals about ISIS.” Trump: “Well, I’ll be honest with you, I probably do because look at …

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World needs to support Pakistan war against terror – Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called on all nations to be more supportive of Pakistan’s ‘difficult’ fight against militant groups, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders. That call for support came as Washington and New Delhi called on Islamabad to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai 2008 and Pathankot 2016 attackers to …

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Cooperation and trust the only way forward for AF-PAK

In article published earlier this week in the New York Times, former Interior Minister of Afghanistan, Mr. Daudzai raised serious questions over Ashraf Ghani’s judgment and understanding of the Pak-Afghan effort against terror. Coming off as overly skeptical, the former Interior Minister claimed that Pakistan’s goals and objectives are markedly from those of Afghanistan’s, and that Pakistan’s response so far …

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Change that Pakistan believed in…

PTI Change

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) or Movement for Justice Party promised many changes, but the changes and transformations it has itself undergone – by plan and design, or by twists of fate – have surprised, startled, and even disappointed many Pakistanis, including their followers and voters The PTI started out as a political party in the late 1990s, led by a …

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US threatening to “cut aid” over video of abuse and extrajudicial ‘killing’ by firing squad

Gen Kiyani has already ordered an investigation of a five-and-a-half minute video in which it appears as if Pakistani soldiers are allegedly conducting extra-judicial killings Threat comes amidst promises of “broader relationship” and “more military aid” during Strategic Dialogue The United States intends to cut off aid to about a half-dozen Pakistani army units believed to have killed civilians and …

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