Category: Opinion

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A symbol of political sanity

“What makes us think critically when we know the consequences [are] really harsh in this country,” says a political worker who wanted me to highlight the case of Advocate Ehsan Ali who was arrested...

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AJK-GB democratic deficit, way out

BY: Manzoor Gilani Parts of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) under the administrative control of Pakistan are neither its constitutional part nor...

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The insanity of sanity in Gilgit-Baltistan

The Ghizer district in Gilgit-Baltistan is in the local media’s limelight, and one of the most favourite topics for researchers nowadays is the increasing trend of suicides in the district during the last one-and-a-half...

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Taxing Gilgit-Baltistan: Part – I

“The ongoing political movement in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) must be geared towards institutional reforms to ensure better governance and inclusive economic growth. The real issue is not about levying direct taxes, but it is more...

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CPEC and Pakistan’s digital future

DAWN’s exclusive story titled ‘CPEC plan for Pakistan’s digital future’ is intriguing and promising, simultaneously. There is no denying the fact that the future is digital. Increasing access to digital content through the internet...

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[Opinion] Liquid force

It is hard to believe, but it is a reality that, in spite of being richest in water resources and having tremendous potential of developing hydropower generation, Gilgit-Baltistan, the autonomous state with a population...

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How to balance CPEC

By Amir Hussain CPEC has generated much euphoria of prosperity in Pakistan. Legions of CPEC experts have dominated talk shows. Many of them know that it is the best sellable proposition as well as...

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Cultural ruins & new born Gilgit-Baltistan

Cultural ruins & new born GB Researchers and historians say culture is the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, ethics  and understanding, which constitute the mutual bases of social actions. History and culture of...

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Significance of CPEC

In Pakistan, the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is poorly understood. The Straits of Malacca connect China with global trade through an expansive 12,000km sea route. Then, to transport their goods to...