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Gilgit-Baltistan jigsaw

Friday, February 3, 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan hit the headlines of newspapers and media channels following the Pakistan Government's announcement of a new package of the so-called empowerment and self-governance for these areas. The fact is incontrovertible that the people of these areas expressed satisfaction over the package as it had been their longstanding grievance that their prosperity, progress and fundamental rights had been kept hostage to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. There must not be any difficulty in arriving at the conclusion after conducting an impartial study of the aspirations of the people of Northern Areas that their overwhelming majority never wished to describe their territories as part of Jammu and Kashmir and the demand had been to make the Northern Areas as a province of Pakistan or a part of any of its existing province or a federal unit; leaving aside legal and constitutional discourses on the subject.

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How to rescue Pakistan

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pakistan’s nukes location not known; CIA Director says drone attacks on tribal region will continue. • Photos show Islamabad expanding nuclear sites: ISIS • Pakistan facing worst human tragedy: UN • Swat operation is simply part of a larger war: Zardari

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Where is the silver lining!

Friday, February 3, 2017

It is really sad but understandable that despite sea changes in the world politics India is hell bent upon sticking to its unreasonable stand vis-à-vis Pakistan and Kashmir. India, in the recent past, had to face tremendous pressure within Jammu and Kashmir but full marks to its resilience that it has succeeded in pacifying the situation. It had to hold a defensive position when the uprising in Kashmir was at its peak during the nineties but is again on offensive against Pakistan and the people of Kashmir.

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Towards the path of unity

Friday, February 3, 2017

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Muslims in the contemporary world is how to forge unity amongst them. One of the manifestations of disunity is the division on the basis of fiqh (jurisprudence) and schools of thought. This has resulted not only into the segregation of the worshipping places and the educational institutions but also into the blood shedding of one another. There is no denying the fact that the phenomenon is not new but a continuation of an unfortunate series of historical events.

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Election discourse in IHK

Friday, February 3, 2017

Nowadays, the people in occupied Kashmir are engaged in a discourse on the issue of participation in the elections, periodically held by Indian authorities. Without any reference to the absurd arguments advanced by those who have been serving the Indian interests in the territory, let us take stock of few valid points, which genuinely precipitate from the debate.

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The on-going surge in Kashmir Movement

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The on going phase of the liberation movement in Jammu and Kashmir has not only unnerved the Indian authorities but also all those who have been claiming of spearheading the movement. Syed Ali Gilani must be an exception because he might not be considering the new phase as a threat to his leadership

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