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Film challenges “official” narrative on military drone strikes

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 12, 2014. Islamabad  There is an apparent demand from human rights activists and some journalists to challenge the narrative pushed by officials on the military use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, especially the US drone strikes in Pakistan among […]

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Writ of the state to be established in tribal areas: Aziz

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jan 9, 2014. Islamabad – The federal government expects to restore control in all regions of Pakistan’s tribal belt soon, said Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs. “We have restored the writ […]

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Aziz says better ties with neighbours necessary for peace and stability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 27, 2013. Islamabad -Better relations with regional neighbours and an attempt to tackle Pakistan’s domestic security challenges should be the country’s main objectives for foreign policy and national security respectively, said Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Prime […]

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Bhara Kahu failed suicide bombing attempt

Islamabad – Police on Sunday were still trying to establish whether the suspected suicide bomber, who was killed after a foiled attack on a mosque in Bhara Kahu on Friday, the first day of Eidul Fitr, was linked with some terrorist outfit or acting alone. One security guard was also killed in the attack. However, […]

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Eid day’s unsung hero: The man who died saving the mosque

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 12, 2013. Islamabad – When the suspected suicide bomber managed to enter the gated compound that houses Masjid Ali ibne Abi Talib in Bhara Kahu on Eid day and started shooting indiscriminately, Syed Amin Hussain had just finished his professional […]

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Security beefed up in the federal capital

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 6, 2013. Islamabad – The Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan chaired a meeting of senior police officers in Islamabad on Monday, as security remained on high alert in the city for the second day amid […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 10, 2013, as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting the National Assembly electiosn on a general seat. Islamabad – In several cities across Pakistan, political parties and candidates have faced threats and deadly attacks from […]

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Elections 2013 – Women NA Candidates: Khursheed Begum

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 7 as part of a short series of profiles of women candidates contesting the National Assembly elections on a general seat. Islamabad – On May 16, 2012, and then again on November 15, unidentified gunmen attacked the car of Khurshid […]

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Pakistan counter-terrorism efforts need a comprehensive approach

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 29, 2012. Islamabad – Pakistan needs to clearly categorize its internal conflicts and reform the civil services to move forward in terms of the rule of law and democracy in the country in 2013. These were the recommendations of experts […]

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