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  • Why does a university-educated student turn to terrorism?

    KARACHI: A top counter-terrorism department official on Sunday said that unaddressed personal issues can befuddle the mind of an educated university student and make him/her easy prey for terror groups...

    The Sindh police counter-terrorism department's (CTD) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aamir Farooqi was speaking at a seminar titled "Policing Extremism", part of a weekend-long event called "The Narrative - Karachi Calling" held at...

  • Parliament watch: Why does the PM stay in London so often?

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s foreign visits are thoroughly analyzed at home by experts for their achievements - and indeed overanalyzed by the media...

    His back-to-back visits to the United States in September and October excited rather merciless analysis because they were meant to present Pakistan’s core policies and interests to the UN General Assembly and to the US President, Barack Obama...

  • Parliament watch: Why does Bilawal want to ‘retake’ Kashmir by force?

    There is a perception in Pakistani politics that the Kashmir issue does not resonate with the smaller provinces...

    Sure, it’s the hot topic for the Punjab-based civilmilitary elite, but what about the rest of the country?Balochistan and Sindh have bigger fish to fry, so to speak, and if Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has any misgivings about a disputed territory, it is more likely to be Gilgit-Baltistan...

  • Elections 101: What is delimitation and why does it matter?

    The word delimitation — or its Urdu counterpart, halqa-bandi — has been thrown around frequently in the months leading up to the election...

    It started popping up sometime after the provisional results of the last census were released, and had become a regular fixture of electoral parlance by the time the outgoing setup made way for the caretakers...

  • ‘Why use such a bomb, why now?'

    WHEN Karim, a police officer in the eastern Afghan district of Shinwar, heard the sound boom through the night sky he was taken aback by the sheer magnitude of the sound...

    He and his colleagues didn’t know what to make of the sound, but they knew they had to respond...

  • Five reasons why PTI lost NA-122 (and why it might fail again)

    From an impartial election researcher's point of view, ?NA-122? was always going to be a close contest between the PML-N and the PTI – pretty much a dead heat – however, PML-N did not win it as much as PTI lost it...

    Yes, they put up a great fight but closing the gap with PML-N today means nothing in the long-term as public opinion changes over a matter of weeks...

  • FXS album launch: Why aren't fans paying up to support music?

    Karachi’s local indie-electronic label Forever South (FXS) has been making waves lately, what with all that they're involved in musically — the Lahore Music Meet, Storm in a Tea Cup or even private shows in the city...

    But the sad fact remains: the audience turn-out at their third collective album launch was highly disappointing...

  • Why is support for Europe’s mainstream parties on the wane?

    As countries struggle to shake off the eurozone’s financial crisis, migration and Islamist terror are overtaking the economy as most voters’ main concerns, magnifying deeper social changes that have seen support for mainstream parties plunge and anti-austerity, anti-EU or anti-immigrant populism surge across the continent...

    Results from Germany’s March 13 regional polls — in which both Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats...

  • Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners: PM Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Amidst unsubstantiated rumours that Pakistan will commit troops to Saudi Arabia for the protection of its borders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an address today urged a peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis through dialogue with warring factions and reiterated the importance of the Saudi Kingdom as a ‘strategic ally’...

    Nawaz in his speech today upheld Parliament’s recent resolution to stay 'neutral' in the Yemen...

  • Trump does not blame Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan: US envoy

    United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale assured National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure of the War on Terror in Afghanistan...

    As Hale and Janjua met today in Islamabad to discuss the Trump administration's new strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the US envoy claimed the perceived misconceptions it arose due to the...

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