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What next for Reko Diq?

What next for Reko Diq?

This year, the mighty and much-desired Reko Diq copper-gold deposits celebrate the silver jubilee of their 1992 discovery. But except for the proverbial silver, a generation later there is no gold, nor copper in sight, only dust. A recent arbitration ruling has kicked up the dust again. Before commenting on where this saga is heading, a little background is in ...

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Hurdles in Pak-Afghan relation

Hurdles in Pak-Afghan relation

By: Sardar Ali Bacha In the wake of the attacks within Pakistan escalated more tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan relation. Pakistan has given Afghanistan a list of over 70 wanted extremist elements. Almost the group linked to the bombings in Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, is an outgrowth of the Pakistani Taliban, which was driven into Afghanistan by a massive Pakistan army operation ...

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CPEC and challenges ahead

CPEC and challenges ahead

 By: Rafiullah CPEC, a ray of hope, a game changer, token of strong economy and prosperity, this is all what we know about CPEC. We view the CPEC through the prism of optimism, neglecting the problems attach to it. We are unaware of the myriad challenges in the course of CPEC development. Let us have a fleeting look on the other ...

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Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

Balochistan Youth Policy hangs in balance

By: Mir Behram Baloch Fatima Iqbal Khan, 35, is active youth and human rights activist. She has recently been honored with National Award for Human rights by president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain for the best achievement.  She is one of the activists who drafted youth policy in 2014 for Environment, Sports & Youth Affairs Department Government of Balochistan; however, the ...

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World Water Day and Gwadar

World Water Day and Gwadar

By: Sana Samad   World Water Day is celebrated each year on March 22, across the world to ensure that everyone has water to drink. The day is also celebrated in Pakistan to provide water to those who are lacking water. Unfortunately, the day is celebrated but no one acts upon these and concerned authorities are silent, as one of ...

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Hooliganism of IJT in Punjab universities

Hooliganism of IJT in Punjab universities

By: Suhail Mandukhel Islam is protector of peace and No Hadith, verse instructs followers to suppress propagation of any sociable culture. The only culture which is abominable in Islam is culture of Terrorism but near to Jumiat-i-Islami , only off-putting culture is of Pashtuns and Baluch. On the joyful day of March 22, Students of Punjab University Lahore were feting ...

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Education and our ruling flouts

Education and our ruling flouts

By: Ejaz Magsi The education system in Pakistan seems very adverse; it is believed to that  4.1 children are out of schools according to the UNDP report 2015. Policies that have been made for education sector are known to be not improving and making it more productive. The illiteracy rate has rapidly increased, unemployment seems as talking to sky, in ...

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Child marriage as a violation of human rights

Child marriage as a violation of human rights

By: Farah Naz Baloch Child marriage is one of the major issues which has taken place and victimized many young lives in Baloch society. Early marriage is usually considered as forced marriage where a child has to play the role of a mother. It is practiced in our society where a young child below the age of eighteen (18) is ...

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Pak and Iran ties in light of Baluchistan

Pak and Iran ties in light of Baluchistan

 By: Suhail Mandukhel    For decades, Pakistan and Iran had been in cordial shell when both were ardent partners of United States. But after Iranian revolution, this warmth began to transform into mildness. The root cause which brought about slump in friendship was distinguishable posture of both countries towards United States. During Pak-Iran Amity, Baluchistan was the focal point of ...

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CPEC and its Impact on the Region

CPEC and its Impact on the Region

 By: Zaheer Ud Din Babar CPEC as a game changer has almost been a buzzword since the inception of this project. Both China and Pakistan are investing relentless efforts to finalize the project, thereby, to operationalize it as soon as possible as the port is believed to accrue immense economic dividends. Successful operationalization of Gwadar port would be a kismet-changer for both ...

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