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Federal Government Not Interested In Rehabilitating FATA TDPs

According to statistics published by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), an estimated 150,000 families were displaced by Pakistan Army’s counter terrorism operations in FATA, predominantly in North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Agency. To be more specific, data provided by the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) on October 5, 2015 showed that there were 638,144 Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs). Operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber were launched with the full support of

India’s Growing Belligerence Amid Delayed Bilateral Dialogue

On February 16, 2016, two leading Asian newspapers published opposing stories on bilateral talks. The Hindustan Times quoted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Mr Tariq Fatemi that Pakistan was ‘ready to forge cooperative relations with India’. On the other hand, a report by Dawn quoted India’s new High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr Gautam Bambawale saying that the dialogue between both countries would resume ‘once the atmosphere

Why Does General Raheel Sharif Frequently Travel Abroad?

General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s 15th army chief, is currently on an official five-day visit to the US. This comes almost a month after his visit to Turkey. Many negative assertions have been by world media on his recent visit. Some said he wanted to “embarrass” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent US visit whereas the Indian media, as expected, mounted another cheap attack by claiming that General Raheel “invited himself”. Although

Mr Prime Minister, How Can You Call Gwadar and Chabahar ‘Sister Ports’?

Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on October 29, 2015. Several issues related to the regional developments were discussed. It was a significant meeting in the sense that Iran’s top security representative was here, coincidentally when Saudi troops were in Pakistan for intensive counter-terrorism exercises. PM Sharif made a statement that was noteworthy; he declared the port cities of