Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Topic: Pakistan Army

How Pakistan can find its next army chief who doesn’t throw his weight around: Ex-ISI chief

Lt Gen Asad Durrani (retd) writes that Pakistan isn't the only country whose military has guns, but it's definitely one where political power flows through their barrel.

‘Diamonds are cheap’, Imran’s aiming to crack Pakistan’s toughest institution

The curse of the five-carat diamond hasn’t just fallen on Imran and Bushra, though. It is also burning through the authority of the all-powerful Generals.

Pakistan has a new best friend this week — Qatar

The public response to the deployment of the Pakistani armed forces in Qatar for the football world cup has been overwhelmingly negative.

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

Pakistan Army chopper, with senior officers on board, crashes in Balochistan

Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, commander XII Corps, is said to be among those on board the helicopter which was assisting with flood relief work in the area. Rescue operations are underway.

Planned Kargil war before my birth. And I was chasing Raveena Tandon: Pakistani Gen Twitter

I can confirm today that if I hadn’t sent Nawaz Sharif to beg Bill Clinton for help, then the number of those killed would have been higher.

Understanding Pakistan by-elections and Imran Khan win in three TV serials

Alpha Bravo Charlie, Ehde Wafa, and Sinfe Ahan provided an insight into the army’s visualisation of politics. Khan is the one who replaces the 'evil' leader.

Talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban won’t create jihadist mini-state, Pakistan Army tells House panel

As part of peace negotiations, TTP is demanding the right to retain weapons, maintain its military organisation, and for territories it controls to regain wide-ranging autonomy.

You won’t get rid of me, Pakistan – I am your General, Top Gun, donkey farmer

I continue to rule Pakistan like the Queen of England once ruled united India. China or Saudi Arabia, I am the new foreign minister too.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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