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  • ‘Your Passport, Please’: Celebrated Activist Discovers The Price Of Dissent In Today’s Pakistan0

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    • November 8, 2018

    November 08, 2018  By Frud Bezhan “I could face prison simply for speaking out about human rights,” says Gulalai Ismail. Pakistani human rights activist Gulalai Ismail had just landed in Islamabad airport when she was detained by federal agents. After nine hours, authorities released the renowned activist on bail but confiscated her passport to ensure she

  • Elections a sham in Rakhine State0

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    • November 7, 2018

    By Melissa Crouch 1 November 2018 People go to the polls on Saturday in Myanmar, or at least some of them do. On 3 November 2018, the Union Election Commission will coordinate by-elections across 13 electorates. Most are to fill seats from vacancies due to deaths of senior members of parliament. There are two reasons these elections

  • China: re-engineering the Uighur0

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    • November 7, 2018

    Thursday 08 Nov 2018 |  SYDNEY An ethnic Uighur man has his beard trimmed: religious observances such as having an “irregular beard” have become seen as “expressions of extremification” Business Insider By Louisa Lim  7 November 2018 These chilling words are stated in an internal document, reported by news agency AFP, and encapsulate Beijing’s policy towards its ethnic Uighur

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  • Agni-V Canister Launch: Facts and Implications0

    by Asma Khalid   16/7/2018 Three main nuclear players of Asia: China, India, and Pakistan have established a “triangular” dilemma due to their security concerns. This is manifested through the development of advanced conventional and nuclear weapon forces. China is pursuing a military modernization program to counter the US in the Asia-Pacific region, whereas India’s development

  • The dilemma of Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan1

    by Fateh Najeeb Bhatti       14/7/2018 No country can achieve political stability without the active coordination of different state institutions working within their specified parameters. For a nation to keep moving smoothly on the road to prosperity and maintaining national cohesion, the consensus among political forces and other stakeholders is mandatory. History of developed

  • Bangladesh’s Rohingya Conundrum0

    by Dr. Moazzem Hossain    14.7.2018   INTRODUCTION Compared to many developing nations, Bangladesh scored strongly in reducing poverty and other goals of the UN MDGs program over 2000 and 2015. Bangladesh has major initiatives now to implement several projects to make UN’s plan of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda a grand success. To make

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