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    Malam Jabba: From Terrorist training center to Tourist Hub

    It was year 2009 and right in the middle of Operation Rah-e-Raast, Troops had secured Malam Jabba, it was May 25th, 2009, to be exact. Malam Jabba had a resort which was blown up by the Taliban. Today, after 11 years, we can say that all those soldiers who laid down their lives for the peace...
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    Coordinating National Intelligence

    Reports suggest that Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the formation of a National Intelligence Coordination Committee (NICC). The committee will be headed by the Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (DGI) who will function as its chair. The ostensible reason for setting up such...
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    Mullah Burqa: E-7 seminary in Islamabad becomes site of unexpected conflict

    ISLAMABAD: The administration office of Jamia Fareedia, a seminary in E-7, was occupied by Maulana Abdul Aziz in the middle of the night on Monday. Mr Aziz and his wife Umme Hasaan occupied the seminary office, after which he led morning prayers and announced that the seminary’s principal...
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    Government brings in Quran in defence of its case against Justice Isa

    This is like a new low. ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge on Friday asked the federal government to treat judiciary in accordance with the law as he noted that judges are even more accountable for their acts than others. “An impression has been created that judges are above the law. Perhaps...
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    Retired Pakistan Army officer narrates a COIN Op he led in Mohmand

    As some of you might be familiar with @TheGutterfly on twitter, he's the guy who posted his story about hiding in a grave during an Op which really got famous. He shares another one; -ve @TheGutterfly a day ago, 51 tweets, 10 min read My Authors 1/ I guess most of the people will never...
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    Pakistan accepts Ashraf Ghani as legitimate President of Afghanistan

    When the Prime Minister himself intervened and allowed PTM MNAs to travel to Kabul to attend Ashraf Ghani's oath taking ceremony, it was quite evident in the foreign services circle that we are going to accept Ashraf Ghani as the President and deal with him directly. We can discuss the pros and...
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    Punjab to reintroduce patwari system in province-wide experiment

    RAWALPINDI: Instead of completing the digitisation of land records in the province, the PTI-led Punjab government has begun to reintroduce the patwari system in land revenue departments in the name of reforms. A senior Punjab Land Revenue Authority (PLRA) official told Dawn that the Punjab...
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    Jibran Nasir’s new campaign presents an alternate reality of Kashmir

    KARACHI: As the country stands in solidarity with Kashmir on Twitter, political figure and social activist Jibran Nasir has launched an initiative that sheds light on an alternative reality for Indian occupied Kashmiris. His page called ‘Case4Kashmir’ identifies itself as a ‘political movement...
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    Why Pakistan loses its best

    TWO weeks ago Pakistan’s only well-known mathematician left for the Western world. He has no plans to return. Since the country has almost no real mathematicians — a bare half a dozen or less — the loss was huge. But who cares? Preoccupied by politics of the boot, busy gorging imported luxury...
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    Pakistan is my country, I love my country but I am in exile forever: Aasia Bibi

    PARIS: Recounting the hellish conditions of eight years spent on death row on blasphemy charges but also the pain of exile, Aasia Bibi has broken her silence to give her first personal insight into an ordeal that caused international outrage. The Pakistani Christian was sentenced to death on...
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    In new twist to Justice Isa case, his wife appears before FBR

    ISLAMABAD: In a new twist to Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case, his wife is reported to have appeared before taxmen to enquire why they had not issued a notice to her for alleged non-disclosure of overseas properties. This was disclosed by Salman Akram Raja, the counsel for Pakistan Bar Council...
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    Sarmad Khoosat receiving threats from religious extremist to hold release of 'ZIndagi Tamasha'

    Hello people, Being a huge fan of Sarmad Khoosat's work, I feel very sad at what's being going on for last one month and the controversy regarding his film, 'Zindagi Tamasha'. The film has been cleared by all censor boards after multiple screenings, he was even forced to cut a few parts and...
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    Ayub the First

    WRITING on how to live one’s life, American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, ‘Shallow men believe in luck… strong men believe in cause and effect’. Because empires are built on entitlement, so America never tires of hearing about the strong, silent type. It might also be what endeared Ayub...
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    US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Pakistan

    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said United States must remain engaged in Afghanistan's reconstruction even if it succeeds in withdrawing troops and ending its longest war. The foreign minister is currently in the United States on the third leg of his mission to defuse...
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    Pakistan to have coherent national security policy by year end

    LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yousuf on Sunday said Pakistan is going to have a coherent national security policy with an inclusive economic diplomacy by the end of this year, ensuring security in all respects for...
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    Think Fest Lahore 2020: Chance to hear Moeed Yousaf and A.C(R) Kaiser Tufail among others

    Hello people, Think Fest 2020 is taking place tomorrow and day after. It has an amazing and diverse panels. I will be there in official capacity and might be able to forward some questions to the two panellists mentioned in the title. Whoever is in Lahore is encouraged to attend. The entry is...
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    Top US officials breaking protocol and directly calling General Bajwa

    Hello, I don't know how many of you are concerned about this, but I am. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose counterpart is our Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi -- directly called GHQ, bypassing the foreign office, and the Prime Minister office and had a conversation with the Army...
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    Gilgil-Baltistan: A case of inequitable policy

    IRONICALLY, while the Line of Control along Kargil has remained closed for the last 71 years, Punjab’s Kartarpur corridor for Sikhs living on the other side of the border has been opened up. Representing the aggrieved sentiments of the local population, a young man, Khadim Hussain Halupa from...
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    Ministers, DG ANF Maj. Gen. Arif Malik spar over Rana Sanaullah case in Cabinet meeting

    ISLAMABAD: The issue of drugs case against opposition stalwart and President Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Punjab Rana Sanaullah Khan dominated the proceedings of the federal cabinet on Tuesday as the cabinet was given an exclusive briefing by Director General Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Major...
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    Christmas celebration in S. Waziristan

    It melts my heart to see this. This is the result of countless martyrs of our WoT, whether in uniform or otherwise.

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