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To amend or not to amend – Abbas Nasir

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MANY political leaders and activists, even commentators believe that the passage of the 18th Amendment during the last PPP government (2008-2013) goes a long...

The Khorasan chapter threat – Muhammad Amir Rana

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WITH the Afghan Taliban takeover of Kabul, the militant Islamic State group’s Khorasan chapter (IS-K) has also come under the global radar after its...

A tall ask of the Taliban – Abbas Nasir

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WHO would not have been shattered by those images following the suicide bombing at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport which killed some 170 people...

A reformed Taliban? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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AFTER capturing Kabul the Taliban want to be seen as rulers rather than just as a religious militia. Eager to secure legitimacy — internationally...

Bitter after-taste – F.S. Aijazuddin

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PRESIDENT Joe Biden has handed Afgh­an­istan to the Taliban on a platter. After his mismanagement of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, he has also...

Where the camel sits By Khurram Husain

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A RISING tide of uncertainty is flowing in. Shaukat Tarin said as much in his visit to Karachi last week, where he met with...

Women to face the brunt – Abbas Nasir

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A QUICK reminder of the facts seems in order after watching President Joe Biden suggest that the Afghan forces lacked the spine for a...

A big test for the Taliban – Muhammad Amir Rana

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AFTER assuming control of Kabul, the Taliban have apparently initiated a consultation process to form a new government. They are communicating to the world...

Races between races – F.S. Aijazuddin

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THE XXXII Olympic Summer Games are over. The empty seats in the stadium will remain vacant, waiting for the silent scourge of Covid-19 to...

Taliban’s road ahead By Khurram Husain

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WE are being told that the Taliban of today are not the same as the Taliban of 1996. Fair enough but the Afghanistan of...