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Naveen Naqvi

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US Emerges as Unexpected Savior in Pakistan's Flood Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 4:40 PM

It was a somber Independence Day in Pakistan this August 14, when the prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, announced in a televised address that the worst floods in the history of the country had affected 20 million. That is more people than those impacted by the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the...

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Taliban Returns To Pakistan; Immediate New Offensive By Pak Army In Waziristan Unlikely

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2009 | 3:54 PM

For a couple of months, the world has seen pictures of Pakistani men, women and children with flushed faces stuffed in buses, braving oppressive heat and winding roads. Their mission was to return to the scenic Swat Valley, known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. Newspaper headlines have read: 'The long...

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Afghan Elections Give Pakistan Bleak Hope

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2009 | 1:43 PM

Richard Holbrooke might have insisted that his recent trip to Pakistan had nothing to do with Afghanistan, but his timing speaks otherwise. After all, the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan was headed to the Afghan presidential elections right after this trip. Also, the Obama administration has made...

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Baitullah Mehsud's Death Doesn't Change Pakistan's Perception Of The US

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 6:34 PM

Richard Holbrooke was in Pakistan for the second time this month, and while he was on his way to Kabul for the presidential elections, the visit was by no means a mere pit stop. The United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan has been the topic of a great...

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New Domestic Abuse Law Gives Pakistani Women Hope

(5) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 3:43 PM

I remembered my cousin, Salma, as being vivacious and coquettish, always laughing. A petite woman, she dressed in bright colors, her hands perfectly manicured, her long fingernails painted red, and was known for her fabulous cooking. When I last saw her at a family dinner hosted by her mother, my...

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Christian Pakistanis, Called "America's Dogs," Have Long History Of Persecution In Punjab

(54) Comments | Posted August 5, 2009 | 12:30 PM

After eight people were burnt alive, over 50 houses destroyed and a church desecrated in the village of Gojra, Pakistani Christians have expressed their rage and frustration. There have been nationwide protests, and Christian schools across Pakistan were closed for three days from the 3rd of August.

"We are closing...

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What Clinton's Trip to India Meant for Pakistan

(15) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 2:22 PM

Pakistanis seem uncomfortable with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India. The same pictures have run repeatedly on all the television channels. Clinton is animated and lively, her head thrown back in laughter as she announces the latest agreement with India with Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna...

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