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Liberalism has become a taboo word in Pakistan, and secularism has become almost criminal. However, the good news is that, in logical terms, the right-wing narrative, with endorsements of fabricated national history, seems to be losing ground

 

Nawaz Sharif is under intense attack by the religious lobby for calling for making Pakistan a ‘liberal’ democratic nation.

 

Pakistani officials define our full spectrum minimum deterrence as India-specific. To put it simply, the strategic calculus is narrowed down to deterring a militarily and economically stronger India.

 
For decades, extremism, which has been devouring our country from the inside and had become an existential threat to Pakistan, continued to be promoted  
 
Militarising Gwadar and imposing apartheid-like measures is not something random but is part of a systematic policy to ensure that the Baloch are thoroughly disenfranchised in every way
 

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Imran Khan discussed the reasons why the number of terror attacks in the country had decreased. “When the Americans were pushing Pakistan to do more,” he said, “the country was heading toward a frenzy of fanaticism.

 

IT is hard not to sit up and take notice of the chief of army staff’s current preoccupations in America. This is not the first time over the past year that Gen Raheel Sharif has travelled to a foreign capital as Pakistan’s de facto head of state, but the trip to Washington confirms what was till now a badly kept secret.

 

The peaking interest in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons is indeed noteworthy since it coincides with the government making severe economic compromises. As a result of continuously borrowing heavily from the IMF without a repayment plan, the government has been pressured into increasing taxes by Rs40 billion to secure the next $502 million loan payout from the IMF.

 

While Indian politics under BJP is self-destructive, it is a great threat to India’s neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan and Muslims in India – Kashmiris are up against Indian Brutalities.

 

Karachi is expected to be the world’s second largest city in the next 15 years, are we ready for that, asked traffic engineer Ashar Lodhi during a discussion forum, titled ‘Transportation Issues in Karachi and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) proposal’ at NED University on Wednesday.

 


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