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0712 flag pakistanSectarian violence in Karachi is just another chapter in Pakistan’s long history of violence against minorities, has afflicted Pakistan virtually from its moment of birth...

TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, smiling through their teeth, are feverishly hoping that Washington will maintain its security commitments. The Russians are ... . . ..   

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-USA

A US revaluation of its Af-Pak policy appears likely under Trump... It is, however, unlikely that US AfPak policy under Trump will be ‘more of the same’. Crucially, Pakistan’s role in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan . . .

NUCLEAR WWWIII

Escalation of hostility may become a thermonuclear WWIII.

ARM & TRAIN

Non-Muslims in violent conflict areas to enhance the security...

HYDRO BOOM & CONFLICTS

With approval of power plants, conflicts have arisen ...

SUICIDE TERRORISM

Growing support for suicide terrorism

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Pakistan's Quest for Nuclear Power, India's Worriment

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By S C Kohli - Meri News

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, while a member of Gen. Ayub Khan's cabinet in 1960 was Pakistan's first leader who discerned the significance of developing nuclear power capabilities for his country's political and military standing in the Indian sub-continent.

After Pakistan's defeat in 1965 war, Bhutto had inter alia announced that "even if we have to eat grass, we will make nuclear bomb". Thereafter humiliating defeat in 1971 war at the hands of spirited Indian armed forces, Pakistan as a nation led by Bhutto got baffled and strongly perceived that Pakistan cannot defeat India militarily and required nuclear deterrent.

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