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Pakistan’s Spy Agency Picking the Wrong Fight
Nov22

Pakistan’s Spy Agency Picking the Wrong Fight

Posted on Nov 22, 2011

By Jeffrey Goldberg Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) — The Pakistani military and its spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, have an expansive menu of options before them in their endless campaign to subvert democracy. And subverting democracy (as opposed to, say, winning wars against India, or helping the U.S. defeat the Haqqani terrorist network in Afghanistan) is the real specialty of Pakistan’s military. On many...

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Real Issues: Water Security of Pakistan
Nov22

Real Issues: Water Security of Pakistan

Posted on Nov 22, 2011

A growing rivalry between India, Pakistan and China over the region’s great rivers may be threatening South Asia’s peace Nov 19th 2011 | DELHI, DHAKA, ISLAMABAD AND SRINAGAR | from the Economist   SONAULLAH PHAPHO has spent half a century picking a living from Wular lake high in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Today he is lucky if he scoops a fish or two out of the soupy mess. Push a boat into the knee-deep lake and the mud raises a...

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Is Mansoor Ijaz A Double Agent of the CIA and ISI?

Posted on Nov 21, 2011

Please read the following story published in Vanity Fair magazine in August 2002 and think? THE JOURNALIST AND THE TERRORIST by Robert Sam Anson The reporter who comes to Karachi, Pakistan is given certain cautions. Do not take a taxi from the airport; arrange for the hotel to send a car and confirm the driver’s identity before getting in. Do not stay in a room that faces the street. Do not interview sources over the phone. Do...

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State Capitalism in China

Posted on Nov 14, 2011

China’s state-owned enterprises are on the march and account for 40% of China’s non-agricultural GDP From the Economist November 12, 2011 WHEN China joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in December 2001, many people hoped that this would curb the power of its state-owned enterprises. Ten years on, they seem stronger than ever. President Hu Jintao can expect to hear about this at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation...

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Pakistan awards life imprisonment to workers who protested for minimum wage
Nov12

Pakistan awards life imprisonment to workers who protested for minimum wage

Posted on Nov 12, 2011

It is hardly a surprise that a Kangroo court – otherwise known as Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) in Faisalabad handed jail sentences of 490 years in total to six labour leaders from on November 1, 2011. They have been framed on charges of burning factories during course of protest in July 2010. Even if the charges are correct, for argument’s sake, it is a sad reflection on the state of affairs of Pakistan that while well known...

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