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DESPICABLE attacks in Quetta and Parachinar yesterday — one of the most sacred days of Ramazan — have caused a terrible loss of life and injury.

 

A SECOND confession, and yet more revelations. The ISPR on Thursday released another video recording of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in which he gave further information about his subversive activities in Pakistan.

 

In what some might consider an unusual intervention the Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit — whose tenure ends at the end of July 2017 — has said that ‘there is room for rethink’ in the case of the spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.

 

IN a society where a culture of violence and machismo seems to have become entrenched, journalists — whose job it is to report on events and developments both positive and otherwise — can often find themselves in a difficult situation.

 

One wonders why PPP that loves to describe itself as “liberal and progressive” party always surrenders to the pressure of right wingers and other influential groups.

 

Afghanistan over the last couple of years, has understood the advantage of playing the victim card; both on national and international.

 

The predominant theme of my work is the crossing of frontiers of nationality, culture, and language in three areas of the Indian subcontinent: India, Pakistan, and Kashmir.

 

Congratulations are in order following the national team’s win in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. India playing eleven was far better than Pakistan’s chances on paper in terms of their past performance — reflected in a better ODI ranking as well — but it was completely outmanoeuvred by the national side.

 

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance at the Supreme Court Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Thursday is being called a farce by some, but is undoubtedly one of the landmark moments in the history of accountability in the country.

 

Forced conversion is among the many issues religious minorities in Pakistan face. The alleged abduction and conversion of a minor Hindu girl in Thar has enraged the Hindu community of the area.

 


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