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Guilty: Nawaz to serve 10 years in jail for owning assets beyond income, Maryam 7 for abetment

Guilty: Nawaz to serve 10 years in jail for owning assets beyond income, Maryam 7 for abetment

The accountability court on Friday announced the verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB. The sentences will run concurrently which means the former

Targeting Dawn

AN adversarial relationship between a free media and the state and public officials it seeks to cover is necessary and desirable in a democratic polity. In Pakistan, which has had long spells of undemocratic rule, such a relationship has often veered towards outright threats and violence against the media. Today, as the country prepares to

Pakistan: A week in review

News desk PAK-US RELATIONS, WAR AGAINST TERROR, INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS Pakistan did ‘helpful things’ against Haqqanis: US general 11 March, 2017 For the first time ever, a US general informed a congressional panel that Pakistan had “done things” against the Haqqani network that have been helpful to the war against terror. Gen Joseph Votel, commander of

PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER-IV

RIZWAN ZEB TACTICAL WEAPONS, STRATEGIC AIMS: COUNTERING INDIAN MILITARY’S CONVETIONAL SUPERIROTY AND COLD START DOCTRINE India has been following a military doctrine which is defined as “a nonaggressive, non-provocative defence policy based on the philosophy of defensive defence.” According to Robert Ladwig between 1981 and 2004, India followed the so-called “Sundarji doctrine.” Under this doctrine,

PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER-III

RIZWAN ZEB NUCLEAR WEAPONS DURING INDO-PAK CRISES Since 1980s nuclear weapons have figured prominently in Indo-Pakistan conflicts. Even before the overt nuclearization of both countries in 1998, nuclear weapons played a decisive role in at least two crises — Brasstacks and the Compound Crisis 1990. After the nuclearization, India and Pakistan twice came close to

PAKISTAN’S TERROR WEEK: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

RIZWAN ZEB The new wave of terror attacks in Pakistan that has resulted in more than 100 deaths raise a number of questions about Pakistan’s war against terrorism. After a gap, during which it was assumed that the terrorist groups are on a retreat, the menace of terrorism has resurfaced in Pakistan. What is alarming

PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS: EIGHTEEN YEARS AFTER – II

RIZWAN ZEB PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR DOCTRINE: DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH? It is not surprising that a militarily weaker Pakistan without sufficient strategic depth places its reliance on nuclear weapons to ensure its national defence. With the increasing conventional imbalance between India and Pakistan, nuclear weapons for the latter assume the role of an essential penalty to offset

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