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Pakistan’s PM, Military Meet to Respond to Trump’s Criticism

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 24 – Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will meet with powerful Pakistani generals on Thursday to formulate a response to the new U.S. policy on Afghanistan that includes greater pressure on Islamabad to do more to rein in militants. President Donald Trump has chastised Pakistan for harbouring “agents of

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China Says Pakistan Military Base Talk Pure Speculation

BEIJING, June 29 – China said on Thursday that talk the country was building a military base in Pakistan was pure speculation, after a Pentagon report earlier this month singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base. The Pentagon forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing

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In the Line of Duty

Pakistan’s new Army Chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa has to deal with the challenges left behind by Gen. Raheel Sharif By Ejaz Haider Sometime ago, before writing an article on civil-military relations, I decided to do a simple experiment. I asked whoever I met that day to name Pakistan’s air force and navy chiefs. Except one, a

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Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Joint Military Exercise

ISLAMABAD, Sept 23 – Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighbouring Afghanistan

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Bangladesh: A Forgotten Chapter

Mukti Bahini’s imprint on Bangladesh should not be wiped away BY Farrukh Saleem In the decades of simmering tension between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh one story has received undue prominence in recent years: a masterful account of heroes and villains of Partition. Only recently Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition, came

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Pakistan: Lahore Mourning

The fight against terrorism is yet to be won By Feisal Naqvi Lahore is no stranger to tragedy. Since 2004, there have been more than 30 major terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s second-largest city, which harbors its largest Christian population. But Sunday’s suicide blast which killed more than 70 people and injured 300 still came as

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Forever Frenemies

The attack on Pathankot illustrates a fractious Indo-Pak relationship BY Aarti Betigeri In the imperilled world of India-Pakistan relations, things can change drastically very quickly, while ultimately staying the same. In the final week of 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop to Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the first

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