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Asma Jahangir: Defying Mulla & the Military

    Asma Jahangir: Defying Mulla & the Military

Waseem Altaf In the 1980s, the Ziaul Haq-appointed Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) passed a resolution claiming that Asma Jahangir had blasphemed and she should be sentenced to death. However, she was found

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Pakistan, Ousting Leader, Dashes Hopes for Fuller Democracy

    Pakistan, Ousting Leader, Dashes Hopes for Fuller Democracy

The Interpreter By MAX FISHER and AMANDA TAUB  Pakistan’s latest ouster of an elected leader looks, at least on the surface, refreshingly democratic. Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister, was ordered out by

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Does Nawaz’s ouster mean chaos for Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD, July 29: The ousting of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left a power vacuum at the top of the nuclear-armed country, yet experts say that in the long run

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The bridge to peril: A case from District Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan

    The bridge to peril: A case from District Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Nadia Ali Home to around one hundred and seven households, Hussaini is a small but beautiful village along Hunza River, surrounded by tall, robust mountains in the valley of

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Comment piece: Of inedible food, regulation, and values

    Comment piece: Of inedible food, regulation, and values

A truck overturned on Karakoram Highway KKH near Gilgit city and all its merchandise, mostly edible items, scattered on the

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SUICIDE, STATE AND SOCIETY

    SUICIDE, STATE AND SOCIETY

BY MUSTAFA KAMAL “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”_Bernard Williams, a philosopher

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Understanding CPEC

    Understanding CPEC

By Shahid Kardar Common sense would suggest that investments under the CPEC banner present an enviable opportunity for our economy to jump

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In Central Asia, China finds a crowded playing field

For thousands of years, Central Asia has served as a nexus between the world’s great powers. Goods and ideas have

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan-IV

    The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan-IV

Sectarian differences were politicised in Gilgit-Baltistan for the first time in the election of the erstwhile Northern Areas Council in

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The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part-III

    The sectarian spectre in Gilgit-Baltistan: Part-III

Aziz Ali Dad An important development during General Ziaul Haq’s period was the opening of the Karakoram Highway in 1979.

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