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Some are calling it a ‘collective squeeze’. Others name it ‘triple stranglehold’. Yet others describe it as a ‘nut-cracker situation’.

 

For better border management, Pakistan security forces are fencing the country’s border with Afghanistan — rather, they have almost completed the job. This will not only regulate the movement of people and goods but will also check infiltration of militants from across the border.

 

All the strains of development planning and the contradictions between the objectives of rapid growth and external viability are more graphically depicted in foreign trade than in any other field of national endeavour.

 

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has been blatantly bashing the institutes of the country for their lack of performance.

 

In a democracy, it is the civilian Government that takes care of the diplomatic front.

 

The commemoration of the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has come this year amid the holding of a sit-in by a religious party, the Tehrik Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah, and after the resignation of the federal Law Minister over the issue.

 

After its restoration in 2008, Pakistan’s democracy is best described as a hybrid creature. While the prime minister and his Cabinet are the visible façade, the inner core of power lies with the army chief.

 

Most nations often labour under the shadow of an original sin. This is a form of injustice that inflects the nation’s identity.

 

Jinnah may not have anticipated that the organic relationship between Islam and the state would result in the rule of the ulema. However, he could not have been unaware of the fact that the religious establishment, including Barelvi clerics, saw the state he demanded and won as having been established in the name of Islam

 

The Georgetown Institute’s Women, Peace and Security index has ranked Pakistan the fourth worst country in the world for women.

 


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