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THE fight against militancy continues to lag behind the evolution of militancy and terrorism in the country and the region.

 

Abdul Basit, former Pakistani High Commissioner to India is making headlines – mostly due to Indian media houses – with his scathing, and uncalled-for criticism of recently appointed Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in a letter addressed to him.

 

THE more detailed census data being revealed by the authorities is throwing up further puzzling trends that need to be examined closely. The population of Karachi, for instance, has been reported at 14.9m, a figure that has baffled many who believed it ought to have been much higher.

 

Chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam-S (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq’s statement in favour of Haqqani network suggests that despite an apparent shift in Pakistan’s security policy, extremist clerics of the country are still not ready to disown the ‘good Taliban’.

 

Senate has rightly called for a review of Pakistan’s foreign policy. Though let us hope that the aggressive tone of some of the most prominent senators was for posturing purposes only.

 

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday hastily authorised an undisclosed and unsanctioned transfer of arms and ammunition worth almost Rs12 million between the Inter Services Agency (ISI) and National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) while auditing their records from 2013.

 

DEMOCRACY dies in the darkness — the new motto of The Washington Post is also an easy aphorism for governments struggling to identify the right balance between transparency and secrecy.

 

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor has sought media’s assistance in strengthening a narrative to counter hateful ideas mongered by religious extremists.

 

The question that bedevilled the last two American presidents appears to have bewildered the latest one too: what should the US do about Afghanistan?

 

 

It is hard for people to see the legal system as the venerable fount of order and justice when the members of the legal community don’t treat it as such.

 


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