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Bajwa and Faiz look weak, but not Pakistan army. Opposition must ensure generals don’t return

Nawaz Sharif is certainly no Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who died fighting a military dictatorship.
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Pakistan anti-corruption body approves fresh case against former PM Nawaz Sharif

The National Accountability Bureau also filed cases against former foreign secretary Chaudhry and former Intelligence Bureau chief Aftab Sultan for illegal use of vehicles.
File photo of PDM rally at Karachi, Oct 2020 | Twitter/@BBhuttoZardari

‘Go Niazi go’ to ‘Go Nawaz go’ – Pakistan protests are like a rock concert with songs, DJs

A political song in Pakistan has been inspired by Daler Mehndi, while India borrowed Benazir Bhutto’s anthem for an Amitabh Bachchan movie.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Pakistan Army can’t risk controversy with Nawaz Sharif, sacrificing Imran Khan easier

Elected and removed from office thrice, Nawaz Sharif has understood how Pakistan’s military influences politics. He’s now giving a blow by blow account of it.
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Nawaz Sharif is no political suicide bomber. His attack on Bajwas of Pakistan is deliberate

Merely targeting Imran would have been banal; firing salvos at Bajwa is revolutionary.
File photo of Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan | @ImranKhanOfficial/Twitter

The opposition rallies and what they mean for Pakistan, and the big errors made by Imran Khan

In episode 596 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the state of Pakistan's opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan's actions and what it all could mean for the country.
File photo of Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan | @ImranKhanOfficial/Twitter

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams Nawaz Sharif for accusing army chief of rigging elections

Former PM Sharif Friday directly named Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa & ISI head Lt Gen Faiz Hameed for interfering in 2018 elections to ensure Khan's victory.
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Pakistan army chief ended my govt, imposed Imran Khan on the nation, claims Nawaz Sharif

Sharif, currently in London, was addressing a gathering of Pakistan Democratic Movement — an alliance of 11 Opposition parties formed last month with the aim to oust the PTI govt.
File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Why Pakistan will regret opening the door to radical Islamist parties

Pakistani politics may see a three-way tug-of-war between a middle-class populist, an aggressive military establishment and radical Islamists.
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Pakistan court asks Nawaz Sharif to appear by 24 Nov to avoid ‘proclaimed offender’ tag

The proclamation may result in the confiscation of Nawaz Sharif's properties as well as passport.

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How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.