Tag Archives: Balochistan

Pakistan, China and the Economic Corridor

If realized, the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor will not only benefit Pakistan in terms of improvement of its economy and security condition, but also contribute to regional peace, stability and prosperity.

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Pakistan’s Polio Challenge: A Crippling Fear

Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces are prone to a large outbreak of polio if they do not reform their immunization drives.

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The Ostrich Mentality

On Jan 12 Pakistan’s children gave their courageous answer to the terrorists. When it has such brave parents and children, terrorists have no future in the South Asian nation. Those with an ostrich mentality can never confront that truth.

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How Pakistan Can Defeat Terrorism

The time for rhetoric is over, it is time for Pakistan to take action against the devils of perpetrated the worst terrorism in country’s history in Peshawar. Instead of lip-service rhetoric and vacillation, there must be a credible and effective counter to the existential terrorism threat faced by this country.

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Pakistan’s Fail-Safe Line of Constitutional Morality

When bad governance makes democracy delusional, applying common-sense logic to conscience someone must find the moral courage to cross the hypothetical fail-safe line to save the country from the predators in control!

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South Asia’s States of Denial

Increasing militarization of South Asia’s conflict zones has led to severe human-rights violations. From the extraordinary denial of the universal right to life, to citizen security and justice, the empirical realities of South Asia point to a systemic crisis, in which a situation akin to martial law exists within these conflict zones, without the government-in-question needing to declare it as such.

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Pakistan: Polio, Politics, Polemics & Personal Profit

A fast resurgent polio virus has turned Pakistan into a “polio comfort zone” and is evoking fears of its export worldwide but Islamabad’s efforts remain bureaucratic and confusing, lacking effective leadership.

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Pakistan Needs Homeland Security Command

Combining unity of command with amalgamated intelligence potential and commonality of personnel, weapons and equipment, etc under one single entity saves money by avoiding duplication. Instead of lip-service rhetoric and vacillation, there must be a credible and effective counter to the existential terrorism threat faced by Pakistan.

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Why Pakistan’s Sharif Must Go to India

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s surprise invitation to the South Asian leaders to attend his swearing-in ceremony has the makings of a shock and awe tactic with three messages: the first to Pakistan, the second to the region and the third for domestic consumption, says a leading Indian newspaper in an editorial. In Pakistan, analysts are urging Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept the invitation which offers a unique opportunity to put the past behind and look to the future.

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Insecurity and Red Tape Hinder Pakistan Aid Work

The September earthquakes in Balochistan offered a microcosm of aid work in Pakistan: Humanitarian needs were high – nearly 400 died and thousands lost their homes – but to respond, aid workers had to brave gunmen taking pot-shots at their vehicles and government restrictions on their work. The country’s humanitarian situation is dire, with 1.6 million Afghan refugees living in the country, 1.5 …

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