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Nawaz Sharif can take something to his credit before he walks out the door. A day before the SC disqualified the PM, Sharif returned from Maldives after a successful diplomatic visit.

 

The disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office, by the Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case, leaves a huge political vacuum in the country.

 

The fall of a well entrenched prime minister in Pakistan may be riveting drama but will not alter the reality of its polity or its institutional structure and balance.

 
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Cyber weapons are directed towards targeting the enemy’s computers and networks used for espionage, denying the enemy the use of its cyberspace, stealing classified data clandestinely or introducing malware, which can dupe its operators.

 

Pakistan repeats history of not letting governments or prime ministers complete their term. This time around it was done through invoking the People’s Representation Act, 1976 that punishes for non-disclosure of assets and doesn’t allow a prime minister to hold an office of profit while he is the head of government. 

 
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The standoff between Indian and Chinese forces at the Doklam plateau in Bhutan is now over a month old and though diplomatic efforts have continued, no early solution appears to be in sight.

 
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There are many strings that tie Bhutan to India in a special and unique relationship, but none are as strong as the ones laid down on the ground: 1,500 km, to be precise, of roads that have been built by India across the Himalayan kingdom’s most difficult mountains and passes.

 
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On June 16, 2017, Chinese road construction workers accompanied by Chinese troops began moving into the tri-junction of Doko-Lam where the borders of the three countries – India, China and Bhutan meet.

 

Regional human rights mechanisms have internationally established their need and legitimacy. Their role in the promotion and protection of human rights is now widely recognised given their proximity and accessibility to the people and their synchronisation with regional human rights considerations in addition to their adherence to universal human rights norms.

 

Pakistan is not holding back in its mission to send back Afghan refugees. Indeed, the process is well underway with the registration of up to one million, all of whom had been hitherto undocumented.

 


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