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Ismail Dilawar

The Fence Driving a Wedge Between Pakistan and Afghanistan

On the upper deck of the Hamza Fort border check-point in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, Major General Nauman Zakaria points to a 12-foot high fence just yards away -- the latest initiative the military says will stem insurgent attacks across a more than 1,000 mile disputed border with Afghanistan.

Trump's Afghan Plan Poised to Fail, Pakistan Premier Says

U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy for the nation’s longest-running war in Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, according to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Failure.

How the Panama Papers Sunk Another World Leader

For the third time in a decades-long political career, Nawaz Sharif has been ousted as Pakistan prime minister. His latest undoing: corruption charges leveled against him and his children arising from the mass leak of financial details last year known as the Panama Papers. Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, now faces a trial with his children in the culmination of the first investigation by a civilian court into a sitting Pakistani leader. It’s the latest chapter of strife in Pakistan’s turbulent po

Pakistan Court Orders Further Graft Probe Against Sharif

Pakistan’s top court ordered further investigation into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for now taking off the immediate prospect of a potential disqualification as his government continues efforts to boost an economy hit for years by power outages and terrorism.

Secret Courts Fight Shows Rare Tussle With Pakistan’s Army

After army hearings ordered the execution of more than 100 terrorism suspects in the past two years, some Pakistani politicians are pushing back against the opaque courts in a rare sign of backbone against the nation’s powerful military.