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The troubling Taliban twosome

Men, Matters & Memories M L Kotru I was in Karachi the day the former Pakistani military ruler, Gen. Zia-ul -Haq's aircraft packed with some of his confidants, a couple of diplomats including the American Ambassador of the day, all of whom died ... Daily, 1 week ago

A leaf from history — Enter: Al-Zulfikar

, as political parties began pressing Chief Martial Law Administrator (CMLA) General Ziaul Haq to restore democracy, an aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flying from Karachi to Peshawar, and carrying 148 passengers and crew, was ...
 DAWN Group1 week ago
DAWN Group

A leaf from history: Zia goes back on his word ... again

As is the wont in dictatorships, the inner cabinet of General Ziaul Haq assured him in August, 1979 that he was the most suitable person to rule the country. But then came a rude shock to the system: some generals began questioning him at an Aug ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago

A happy augury

Amid political turbulence, Pakistan's military and its chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif opted for the continuation and strengthening of democracy in the country, giving political forces a chance to realize their responsibilities and help the cause of the ...
 Arab News2 weeks ago
DAWN Group

A leaf from history: Zia's cycle show and the siege of the Kaaba

Gen Chishti was of the opinion that after Bhutto's hanging and his own refusal to return to democracy, Gen Zia had become hostage to some sycophants. He had already begun distributing money and rations among some army families; later he took to ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago
DAWN Group

Sectarianism is a curse, says SC judge

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge pointed out the dangers of upholding sectarianism if the court were to interpret legal issues in light of the Constitution as it exists today, as opposed to its original form, which did not contain the word sect. ...
 DAWN Group1 day ago

Chances dim for Pak-India cricket diplomacy

ISLAMABAD - As Pakistan prepares this week to host Zimbabwe for the first international cricketing event since 2009 in the country, Pakistani civil and military leadership have ruled out the possibility of cricket diplomacy with estranged neighbour ...
 The Nation Pakistan4 days ago

'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

KARACHI: It does not happen very often when Karachi's intellectual crème de la crème gather under one roof. It happened on Saturday evening when a book detailing the movement for freedom of expression of 1977-78 titled Sab Se Bari Jang , written ...
 DAWN Group5 days ago

A leaf from history: The Afghan war spills over

There was great flux in Afghanistan during the 1970s: a power struggle was raging between King Zahir Shahi and his prime minister, Mohammed Daud; the constitutional monarchy was on its last legs and Nur Mohammad Taraki led a revolution to turn the ...
 DAWN Group5 days ago

Electoral reform: Proposals sought to simplify Articles 62, 63

Parliamentary panel seeks recommendations from political parties. STOCK IMAGE ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary panel working on reforming electoral system of the country has asked the political parties to submit their recommendations on two ...
 The Express Tribune1 week ago
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