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Understanding Pakistan Episode 4
Dictators, populists and then the line was cut Editor: Aamer Raza Presenters Aamer and takhalus Artwork Ghulam Shabier Music courtesy: Omar Aziz Reading list: -The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass (ISBN: 97803077002...

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QK archives: The sardars of Balochistan
DAWN - the Internet Edition 17 April 2005 Sunday 07 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1426 EXCERPTS: The sardars of Balochistan By Taj Mohammad Breseeg Taj Mohammad Breseeg explains the Baloch tribal set-up. James Bill wrote that in the Middle East "the politics of development...

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QK Archives: The Taliban Strike Back
Cover Story The Taliban Strike Back June 2006 newsline By Zahid Hussain A New Proxy War? Over a hundred people gathered last month at a mosque in the small village of Mahmoudabad, a mile from the Afghan border, in the Chaman district of Balochistan. They we...

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Allahdad Khan: A tribute to the Music Man of Peshawar
Allahdad Khan: A tribute to the Music Man of Peshawar S. Amjad Hussain Published September 2004 A few weeks ago Allahdad Khan passed away in Peshawar. His untimely passage from the scene went mostly un-noticed because his life and his accomplishment had rem...

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QK Archives: Romance and the Mannequin
Romance and the Mannequin Man Maryam Babar May 18 2004 Statesman Peshawar Mamoon is a 32-year-old man who lives in Azakhel. As a boy, he used to go for after school tuitions to the house of an older cousin. This cousin was one of four brothers with a younge...

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QK Archives: Searching for real Peshawar
Published originally by the Statesman, Peshawar Mashriq group 2007 Searching for real Peshawar S Amjad Hussain I have lived away from Peshawar, the place of my birth, for over forty years and still in so many ways it feels as if I never left. It is not the ...

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QK Archives : Alamzeb a friend of the masses
11th February is the death anniversary of ANP MPA Alamzeb. Killed in a brutal 9n February 11 2009 Alamzeb - a friend of the masses published February 2009 by the Statesman Peshawar By Dr. Muhammad Hafizullah “If it takes a life of an MPA to be sacrificed fo...

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Ajmal Khattaks Paradise & the pursuit of happiness
"Pashto in Pennsylvania " Aziz Akhmad Originally published by Pakistaniat.com 14 October 2009 US-Pakistan politics aside, I enjoy my longish stays in the US, whenever I visit here, usually in the summers. One reason is the many opportunities this country pr...

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QK archives: Divided we stand
• Divided we Stand Profile of the MMA Circa 2002 Rahimullah Yusufzai The clergymen come to mind whenever an analysis of the sectarianism afflicting Pakistan is attempted. Preachers are often blamed for contributing to the rise of sectarian strife through th...

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A facebook conversation between two friends on the Status of FATA
A facebook conversation between two friends on the Status of FATA [Please note that these are strictly personal opinions of the persons involved in the conversation and is published with the consent of both the persons involved] Muhammad Saleem  Facebook St...
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