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Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 The Pakistani state is being assailed by more than one kind of violence which, if not curbed, can lead to irreversible consequences for it. There is terrorism linked to the country’s role of as a frontline state in the so-called global war on terror. Just as the recent attacks on a children’s school bus and a funeral unrelated to that war demonstrate the total absence of any moral restraints in the terrorist bands constituting the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the destruction caused at the Mehran base, the repeated incursions into Chitral and Dir from Afghanistan and the frequent raids on Pakistani check posts elsewhere reveal ambitions beyond the usual aim of spreading panic amongst the civilians.
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New depth in Pak-Iran ties Courtesy:Pakistan Observer. PRIME Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s two-day visit to Iran has proved to be a highly productive one as it has brought the two brotherly countries still closer in different fields. Apart from greater understanding on political and regional issues, the leadership of the two countries had fruitful exchange of views on cementing ties in various sectors to the mutual advantage.
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Pakistan Floods 2011 Today, Pakistan needs you more than ever.

Freedom with responsibility

Courtesy: By Malik Muhammad Ashraf | Published: September 13, 2011
   John Wilkes, the pioneer of media freedom in UK during the 18th century, while writing in the first issue of his newspaper known as North Britain, on June 5, 1762, declared: “The liberty of the press is the bright light of Briton and is justly esteemed as the foremost bulwark of the other liberties of this country.” 

Higher than the Himalayas

Higher than the HimalayasCourtesy:By Malik Muhammad Ashraf | Published: August 30, 2011 To say that the relations between Pakistan and China are “deep-rooted” would be an understatement. They are vibrant, ever-growing and, perhaps, indescribable by any word in the diplomatic parlance. Therefore, the correct expression would be to term it “higher than the Himalayas”. This friendship is, indeed, underpinned by mutual trust and confidence; close identity of views and mutuality of interests remain the hallmark of the bilateral ties.