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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 pr

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 befo

TRIBAL POLITICS IN BALOCHISTAN 1947-1990

Title of Thesis TRIBAL POLITICS IN BALOCHISTAN 1947-1990 Author(s) Lt. Col. Mohammad Usman Khan (R) Institute/University/Department Details Department Of Political Science/ University Of Karachi Session 1997 Subject Political Science Number of Pages 433 Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis) tribal politics, balochistan, tribal system, pakistan, one unit, baloch states, tribes Abstract No Abstract Download Full Thesis 4923.67 KB S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB) 1 0 Contents 168.76 KB 2 1 Chronological Introduction Of Balochistan 1-22 254.08 KB 3 2 Historical Background Of The Tribal System 23-55 371.95 KB 4 3 Tribal Attitude Towards Pakistan 56-81 373.65 KB 5 4 Accession Issue Of Baloch States 82-120 529.19 KB 6 5 Baloch States Union 121-141 277.72 KB 7 6 Tribal Politics And One Unit 142-178 476.79 KB 8 7 Resolution Of Conflicts Through Force 1972-1977 179-222 589.44 KB 9 8 Tribes And The Political Parties 223-262