Asif Ali Zardari

By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Jun 4th, 2012
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What does it take for a country to be kicked off the U.S. foreign aid dole?  We might soon be learning the answer to that question, thanks to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and its consistent efforts to antagonize the United States and oppose our interests.  Recently, the U.S. Congress voted to re...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Apr 23rd, 2012
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by Ali Ahmed India and Pakistan are at the cusp of another opportunity for moving forward on in their relationship. President Zardari was recently on a pilgrimage visit to India. His Army Chief, in wake of the avalanche tragedy at the Gyari military base in Siachen, has declaimed in favor of ‘peacefu...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Dec 22nd, 2011
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“Some live in fool’s paradise and think that they are indispensables.” Raja Mujtaba By Brig Asif Haroon Raja Gen Musharraf came in the limelight when he was appointed Army chief by Nawaz Sharif in October 1998. He gained prominence when he launched the ill-conceived Operation in Kargil in summer of 1...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Dec 13th, 2011
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Asia Times reports today that an innocuous-looking thing happened on Sunday – Pakistan regained possession of the Shamsi air base in Balochistan near the border with Iran after evicting the US military presence from there. The base itself had been leased to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1992. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Dec 12th, 2011
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I was on CNBC News on Saturday in their Reporter’s Diary. The current situation and recent developments were analyzed in detail. Here I would say with complete satisfaction that over the past few years what I have been professing; now the entire focus is gravitating in that direction. I have always m...
By benim
In Uncategorized
May 13th, 2011
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Pakistan’s Taliban claimed their first major strike in revenge for Osama bin Laden’s death on Friday as at least 70 people were killed in a suicide and bomb attack on paramilitary police. “This was the first revenge for Osama’s martyrdom. Wait for bigger attacks in Pakistan an...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 5th, 2011
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Liberals have long been a minority force in Pakistan, reviled for importing ‘western’ ideas and culture; now they are virtually an endangered species. Prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at the funeral of assasinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer. Photograph: Ilyas J Dean/Rex FeaturesTh...
By benim
In Asia
Jan 5th, 2011
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There has been strong international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan’s best-known liberal politicians in the capital, Islamabad. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regretted the death of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab province, saying he had promoted tolerance. Pakista...