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March 2016 Blog Posts (12)

Kulbhushan Yadav: Can Pakistan's ISPR Match India's Spin Machine?

The recent release of a 6-minute video confession of Indian intelligence officer arrested by Pakistan has been met by a furious disinformation campaign by the Indian government and Indian media. Their aim is to obfuscate the damning confession and discredit ISPR's fact-based claims. What ISPR and Pakistan government need to understand is that having facts on your side is not sufficient to make your case; it…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Pakistan Releases Indian RAW Agent Kulbushan Yadav's Confessional Video

Pakistan has released a confessional video in which an arrested Indian spy is heard admitting to New Delhi's involvement in terrorist activities in the Pakistan's province of Balochistan and the megacity of Karachi.…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 29, 2016 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Indian Spy Arrest in Balochistan; Rouhani in Pakistan; Brussels Attacks

What was an Indian RAW agent doing in Balochistan, Pakistan? How did he enter Pakistan? Was he facilitated by Iran? Why does India have a big consulate in Zahedan where few visas are issued? How will this arrest impact India-Pakistan dialog? Will Pakistan insist on ending the ongoing India-Pakistan proxy war, aka… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on March 27, 2016 at 5:52pm — 9 Comments

Creation of Pakistan: A Great Blessing For Muslims of Sindh & Punjab

As Pakistanis celebrate their national day commemorating the Lahore Resolution of 23 March, 1940, let's look at how the Muslims of Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan's two largest provinces, have fared in the nation founded by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on August 14, 1947.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Hindu Holidays in Pakistan; MQM Defections; Trump Victories

Will Pakistan government declare Hindu and Christian Holidays as recently passed by the parliament? Will it advance the rights of minorities in the country? Will the government pursue other measures, including curriculum reform to acknowledge minorities contribution to Pakistan?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 19, 2016 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Obama’s Challenge to Muslim Americans Begins at Home

Guest Post By Athar Javaid



“Right now, many Muslim Americans are worried because threats and harassment against their community are on the rise,” President Obama recently wrote in a commentary for Religion News Service. “We’ve seen Muslim Americans assaulted, children bullied and mosques vandalized, and we’ve heard shameful political rhetoric against …

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 18, 2016 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Bangalore & Mumbai Cheaper Than Karachi

It costs less to live in Bangalore, India's high-tech capital, and Bombay, India's financial capital, than to live in Pakistan's megacity of Karachi, according to the 2016 Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report. The survey says Karachi's cost…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 14, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Trump Rally Violence; US F-16s for Pakistan; Obama on Saudi Ties; Mustafa Kamal Bandwagon; Shahbaz Taseer Release

Why is there increasing violence at rallies held by US Republican presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump? Who’s inciting it? Is it Trump himself egging on his angry supporters to hurt protesters? How will this affect the holding of peaceful elections in 2016? Will it hurt the US image in the international community?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 13, 2016 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Chinese FDI Soars as CPEC Projects Begin in Pakistan

Pakistan is seeing soaring foreign direct investment (FDI) with improving security and the start of several major energy and infrastructure projects as part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to the UK's Financial Times business newspaper.

A New High in FDI:

The year 2015 was a bumper year for …

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 12, 2016 at 9:30am — 32 Comments

Vrindavan: City of Widows Symbolizes Shameful Treatment of South Asian Women

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has earned two Oscars by bringing world's attention to women's abuse in Pakistan. She has shamed Pakistani politicians and society at large into a series of actions to put an end to violence against women. Alas, there appears to be little attention paid to women's abuse in…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 7, 2016 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Mumtaz Qadri Execution; Mustafa Kamal on MQM-RAW Links; Trump vs GOP

What do Mumtaz Qadri’s execution and Punjab women protection bill say about Pakistan’s determination to fight religious extremism? Can the Pakistani state deal with the street power of the religious parties? How will this struggle for the soul of Pakistan play out?…



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Added by Riaz Haq on March 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pakistani-American Wins Top US Medal of Technology

President Obama has honored Dr. Mark Salman Humayun of Pakistani origin with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at a White House ceremony recently, according to a USC Eye Institute press release.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on March 2, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

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    State of Pakistan's Relations With Iran and India

    What does Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan hope to accomplish during his Iran visit? What are the key issues bedeviling Iran-Pakistan relations? Cross-border terrorism alleged by both? Pakistan's relations with the Gulf Arabs? CPEC? Afghanistan? Gwadar? Chabahar? Indian RAW's use of…

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    Asad Umar's Exit: Causes and Effects on Pakistan Economy

    Who removed Pakistan Finance Minister Asad Umar and why? What was expected of him? Did he fail to deliver it? What are the qualifications of Dr. Hafeez Shaikh who has been picked to replace Asad Umar? Is he better suited to deliver a deal with IMF and other international financial institutions?…

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