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Can Paigham-e-Pakistan deliver?

The state of Pakistan has adopted a holistic approach for the elimination of terrorism. Military operations in different parts of the country are in progress, but a narrative to develop national thinking against extremism—the root cause of terrorism—- has been found missing.

Window to the West

When in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he reportedly advised him: “Look after Pakistan; it is China’s window to the West”.

Extrajudicial killings in the name of counterterrorism are unacceptable

As a successor of the colonial police force, police departments in South Asia are notorious for their high-handed, brutal methods, especially for what is known as faked “encounter killings.” The Police Order of 1861 drafted by the British in India remains in force.

The guilty and the Kasur war

On Wednesday, Mardan entered the picture to alleviate some of the guilt that those assigned to mind Kasur must have felt in their weaker moments.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...