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VIEW: Pak-India relations: grounds for optimism —Iftikhar Ahmad

The Indian government should get a cue from the views of its former diplomat and make concerted effort to return to talks with Pakistan on all issues, including Kashmir and water terrorism, which are and have been the bone of contention between the two countries

The participants of the London Conference on the Afghan problem remained occupied with thoughts of bringing the war to an end by reconciling and reintegrating the Taliban into the Afghan national mainstream; persuading the Taliban to come to negotiations; commencement of withdrawal of the American forces by mid-2011; and attaining enduring peace in an environment in which Afghanistan’s neighbours cooperate by setting aside their rivalries and by resolving their outstanding disputes.

In his article ‘The audacity of Afghan peace hopes’ (The Hindu, February 4, 2010), MK Bhadrakumar, a former Indian ambassador, points out where his country’s foreign and security policy establishment had gone wrong. He questioned why the Indian prime…

Rent for Och gas field

Friday, March 12, 2010
By By Dilshad Azeem
ISLMABAD: The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), has once again issued notices to the federal petroleum minister, managing director OGDC and chief secretary Balochistan to appear before it on coming Wednesday to explain their position on Och gas fields.

Despite earlier orders, none of the minister, MD-OGDCL or chief secretary came up with the government stand in Thursday’s proceedings leaving Justice Asad Munir with no option but to issue notices for second consecutive time.

Nawab Abber Khan Bugti’s son Talal Bugti, had moved a petition in the LHC Rawalpindi Bench to get settled a longstanding issue pertaining to non-payment of the rent against exploration of gas at Och gas fields.

As his counsel Rafique Sanjrani advocate and a number of Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP) activists were present in the LHC premises, the law experts opined that the court can announce a one-sided decision if the respondents in a case do not appear before it a…


Title of Thesis
Lt. Col. Mohammad Usman Khan (R)Institute/University/Department Details
Department Of Political Science/ University Of KarachiSession
Political ScienceNumber of Pages
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tribal politics, balochistan, tribal system, pakistan, one unit, baloch states, tribesAbstract
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4923.67 KBS. No.ChapterTitle of the ChaptersPageSize (KB)10Contents
168.76 KB21Chronological Introduction Of Balochistan1-22
254.08 KB32Historical Background Of The Tribal System23-55
371.95 KB43Tribal Attitude Towards Pakistan56-81
373.65 KB54Accession Issue Of Baloch States82-120
529.19 KB65Baloch States Union121-141