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Amin Fahim not upset with PPP: Khrushid Shah 20.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
KARACHI- Khurshid Shah, opposition leader and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, Saturday claimed that Amin Fahim a senior PPP leader is not upset with the party. The sources said that Amin Fahim had met with the former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a few days ago. They further said that Fahim is not happy with PPP leadership over nominating Sherry Rehman as vice ...
The wild swing between True Democracy and True Caliphate 13.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
If you were struggling to achieve true democracy, you would assume that you would stand for nothing less than the achievement of principles of fundamental rights, individual freedom and a representative form of government. However, what if you were not able to achieve all this by winning an election? Would you abandon these principles?   You cannot blame most people in Pakistan for ...
Ex-US Ambassador to Pakistan Robert Oakley dies 13.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON  -  Robert Oakley, who served as US Ambassador to Pakistan from 1988 to 1991, died in McLean, Virginia, aged 83. He was named as envoy to Islamabad to succeed Arnold Lewis Raphel, who was killed in an August 17 airplane crash alongwith President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. A career diplomat and three-time Ambassador with a reputation for shrewdness in Washington and toughness in ...
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Safia’s letter 3.12.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Safia, a twelve year old girl, has written to the Kaptaan, Imran Khan, warning him to deliver on his promises or face her protest. Political awakening has taken root in the country. While this is a good sign for the nation, it should send shivers to the misguided leadership to wake up. The romance with the country is back. We started off with this nationalistic spirit but got derailed in the ...
PPP chief says Pak PM Sharif's govt better than dictatorship 1.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Karachi, Dec 01 : Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said, referring to the previous marshal laws in the country, that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government is better than dictatorship.
Treason charges politically motivated: Musharraf 26.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON - Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that treason charges against him were politically motivated and aimed at taking revenge from him for his October 1999 action. In an interview to BBC, Musharraf said the treason charges were manicured and completely politicised. He said he was being targeted to take revenge from him for his 1999 action. He said he was convinced that finally it ...
PTI founding leader passes away 26.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LAHORE - PTI founding leader and Punjab former president Ahsan Rasheed passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness. The funeral prayers of the deceased would be offered at Nisar Colony Cantt today (Wednesday). Ahsan Rasheed was an engineer by profession and remained the chief of a Saudi company before joining the PTI. He was among the top leaders who were founding members of the PTI and a ...
I only authorized one US drone strike: Pervez Musharraf 25.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Former president Pervez Musharraf, who is widely believed to have authorized the drone program during his time in office, today clarified he only gave the green light for ‘one’ US drone strike. “I only gave permission once after we were short on time and were shown evidence against a prominent militant group,” he said in an interview. Despite, claiming ...
PPP supports democracy, not Nawaz govt 18.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
LONDON  - Former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that PPP paid a heavy price for democracy by losing former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. He said that war against terrorism can be won by fighting the mindsets, adding, that his party wants better relations with the neighbouring countries. Addressing the media after PPP leaders meeting in London, Zardari said ...
America Still Has Hundreds of Military Bases Worldwide. Have They Made Us Any Safer? 15.11.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. With the launch of a new US-led war in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State (IS), the United States has engaged in aggressive military action in at least 13 countries in the Greater Middle East since 1980. In that time, every American president has invaded, occupied, bombed, or gone to war in at least one country in the region. The total number of invasions, occupations, bombing operations, drone assassination campaigns, and cruise missile attacks easily runs into the dozens. As in prior military operations in the Greater Middle East, US forces fighting IS have been aided by access to and the use of an unprecedented collection of military bases. They occupy a region sitting atop the world's largest concentration of oil and natural gas reserves and has long been considered the most geopolitically important place on the planet. Indeed, since 1980, the US military has gradually garrisoned the Greater Middle East in a fashion only rivaled by the Cold ...
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The bases of war in the Middle East 13.11.2014 Le Monde Diplomatique
With the launch of a new U.S.-led war in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State (IS), the United States has engaged in aggressive military action in at least 13 countries in the Greater Middle East since 1980. In that time, every American president has invaded, occupied, bombed, or gone to war in at least one country in the region. The total number of invasions, occupations, bombing operations, drone assassination campaigns, and cruise missile attacks easily runs into the dozens.
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The Bases of War in the Middle East: From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Sowing Disaster 13.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
With the launch of a new U.S.-led war in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State (IS), the United States has engaged in aggressive military action in  at least 13 countries  in the Greater Middle East since 1980. In that time, every American president has invaded, occupied, bombed, or gone to war in at least one country in the region. The total number of invasions, occupations, bombing operations, drone assassination campaigns, and cruise missile attacks easily runs into the dozens. As in prior military operations in the Greater Middle East, U.S. forces fighting IS have been aided by access to and the use of an unprecedented collection of military bases. They occupy a region sitting atop the world’s largest concentration of oil and natural gas reserves and has long been considered the most  geopolitically important  place on the planet. Indeed, since 1980, the U.S. military has gradually garrisoned the Greater Middle East in a fashion only rivaled by the Cold War garrisoning of Western Europe or, in ...
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PAT reorganisation underway 9.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has said that it has started reorganising the party and the people should make firm decision to support the cause of getting rid of the corrupt rulers of the country. Sardar Mansoor Khan, deputy secretary general PAT, Saturday said that the elections of 2013 were evidence that the dictatorship was still imposed on the country in the form of so-called ...
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Despite alliance, JI & PTI free in politics 3.11.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
PESHAWAR - Central Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq has made it clear that despite alliance between Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insafb both the parties are free and independent in their politics at national and international level. He was addressing a press conference here at Markazi-e-Islami Peshawar on Sunday. He was also flanked by Provincial Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Iqbal Khalil, ...
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southasiainstitute.harvard.edu 31.10.2014 Delicious popular
HOUSE OF GRAFT: Tracing the Bhutto Millions -- A special report.; Bhutto Clan Leaves Trail of Corruption - New York Times 30.10.2014 Delicious popular
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Zarb-e-Azb launched on PPP’s pressure: Bilawal 26.10.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Karachi- Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan, was launched on the political pressure of his party. In a statement today, Bilawal Bhutto termed this military operation against terrorists a ‘best policy’ and said there should not be any comprise on the writ of the ...
In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't 25.10.2014 AP Top News
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship....
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Mass protests fail to topple Pakistan PM, rattling conventional view of a country in crisis 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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