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Five senior Generals in COAS race

Five lieutenant generals are in the running for the top two military slots — Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff. Defence Ministry sources said that dossiers of five senior-most eligible officers had been sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make these appointments. These sources said that the PM was expected to make these high …

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Economic Reforms: Pakistan’s PM congratulated by IMF MD

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the completion of country’s IMF-supported economic reform programme. In a letter addressed to the prime minister the IMF chief said, “Pakistan has achieved a great deal over the past three years, and I congratulate you and your colleagues on the completion of your IMF-supported economic …

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Imran Khan accuses NA Speaker for being biased

PTI chief Imran Khan lashed out at National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq for his alleged partisan conduct in quashing references against the prime minister in the Panamagate scandal but approving those against the Mianwali native. Sadiq rejected four references seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets.  Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama in …

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Pakistan: State sponsor of cross-border peace and reconciliation?

Two weeks ago, when Saudi Arabia cut off its diplomatic ties with Iran, a couple of articles emerged admonishing the Pakistani leadership for unequivocally siding with Saudi Arabia. One blog in particular, which featured on IBN Live stressed on how the civil and military leadership of Pakistan is not on the same wavelength with regards to such foreign policy decisions; …

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Pointless Agitations

This time last year, the country was awash with the PTI slogan ‘Tabdeeli aah nahi rahi tabdeeli aa gi hai’’. PTI was seen as the biggest threat to the elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Speculations were rife that his government would fold and that new elections would be called. The ‘tiger’ on top of the container would conquer …

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Delusional Times

The central problem confronting India in the region is no longer Pakistan or China. It is Delusions of Grandeur! The recent article by Dhruva Jaishankar has proven one thing, foreign policy magazine should change it’s about us sections’ description. Instead of saying a ‘trusted adviser for global leaders when the stakes are high’ it should lead with propaganda experts for …

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Wei Wu Wei

The three key allegations made by the PTI included systematic rigging in the 2013 general elections, non-transparent polling and theft of the public mandate. But the detailed report by the commission has rejected all three allegations, saying there were irregularities to the extent of the Election Commission but these regularities were not a departure from the public mandate. On April …

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A SAD SPECTACLE

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The media loves fireworks because it rakes in the moolah and these days that …

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Military coup not on the cards

Pakistan Crisis

Pakistan has been abuzz with speculations regarding a military takeover amidst the current political deadlock, spanning over more than a month now. Recently, a well renowned news channel reported Army Chief’s advice to the PM to resign, while on the same day, another news channel claimed that government is likely to ask the COAS to resign, both denied by officials …

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The Cost of Azaadi

There is a famous saying that everything comes with a price; the recent political crisis has already cost Pakistan more than could be bargained for.  Expanded over almost 10 days, the deadlock between two major political forces PTI and PML (N) still continues without any foreseeable resolution.  Where PTI is adamant on their demands, PML (N) has also made it clear …

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