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Nigeria-Pakistan have entered an era of economic diplomacy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 1, 2014. Islamabad – In just the past two years, the bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Nigeria has increased fivefold, heralding the start of what might be called an age of “economic diplomacy” between the two countries. Much of […]

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UK supports Pakistan in fighting militancy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Mar 1, 2013. Islamabad – The United Kingdom (UK) is standing “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Pakistan in fighting terrorism and discussions are already under way on ways the British can help with implementation of the internal security policy recently announced by the Pakistani […]

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Targeted airstrikes against militants effects, dialogue not so much

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 28, 2014. Islamabad – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have not responded positively to the government’s peace talks initiative but recent targeted airstrikes against militants in North Waziristan have been “effective”, according to Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to the Prime Minister […]

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France supports Pakistan’s dream for peace and stability

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 18, 2014. Islamabad – France is committed to strengthening bilateral relations with Pakistan by supporting business linkages, higher education opportunities and hydropower projects in the country, according to Phillipe Thiebaud, the Ambassador of France to Pakistan. Speaking to The Express […]

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Education, trade and security top three priorities for UK in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 1, 2014. Islamabad – Bilateral trade, education and security issues would be top of the agenda between United Kingdom (UK) and Pakistan over the next few years, according to the new British High Commissioner to Pakistan. High Commissioner Philip Barton, […]

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Jinnah Avenue stand-off: Gunman’s wife sent on remand

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 19, 2013. Islamabad – The wife of the gunman involved in Thursday’s Jinnah Avenue stand-off was sent on a one-day transit remand by a duty judge in the federal capital on Sunday. Kanwal, along with her husband Sikandar, have been […]

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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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Commandos deployed on Margalla Hills

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 5, 2013. Islamabad – Security in the capital was put on high alert on Sunday and 30 joint teams comprising of commandos from the Islamabad Police, Air Force and Navy were deployed in the Margalla Hills. The police said the […]

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