Dawn Leaks: A tweet that shows a “State within a State”

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Imad Zafar

Who is at the helm of affairs in Pakistan? Every single sane person knows it. It is a fact that the civilian governments in Pakistan are always dependent on the defence establishment’s mandate rather than depending on the mandate of the masses.

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Pakistan’s new season of ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Imad Zafar

To understand the dynamics of Pakistani politics, one needs to watch the popular drama series ‘Game of Thrones’. Based on George R R Martin’s series of novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ this drama serial focuses on the moves and conspiracies to win power games. I am sure if the writer or director sees Pakistan’s version of ‘Game of Thrones’ they would forget their own drama series.

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The Power of Propaganda

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Imad Zafar

Someone once asked an ex French President why he did not marry. He answered, “I was looking for my ideal woman all my life.” The person asked “So you did not find your ideal?,” to which the President replied “No, I actually found my ideal woman but her ideal was not me.”

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Justice, Security and Rule of Law: The Pakistani-India Conflict

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Cynthia M. Lardner

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Intriguing Politics and the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

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Sattar Rind

Interesting developments are currently being observed in Pakistan, especially matters related to Operation Karachi and the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

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A General who became a hero

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Sattar Rind

Following the passing of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a year within gaining independence in 1947, no one individual had moved the country forward, politicians instead blaming one another and calling them an agent of India. Everyone wanted to acquire more power from a relative infant country, all for personal leverage.

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Balochistan, China and India

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Sattar Rind

Balochistan in the southwest of Pakistan is the largest province by area, representing 44% of the country’s total land mass, while at the same time constituting only 5% of Pakistan‘s total populace of 200 million.

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