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Modi’s rise to power and Pakistani leadership


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg These are very challenging times for the political leadership of India and Pakistan “to actualize the meaning of change into true democratic ethos,” which the ... Read More »

Peace with Taliban: ‘What has to be, has to be’


General Mirza Aslam Beg There has been a spate of criticism, by a particular lobby in Pakistan, of all-parties conference (APC) decision for dialogue with the Taliban for peace. In ... Read More »

Real culprits behind attack on Peshawar church


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg The attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar was part of ‘Al-Qaeda’s revenge.’ On the same day the Nairobi’s shopping mall in Kenya was targeted. ... Read More »

War clouds over Syria


General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg From the US point of view the ‘limited attack’ on Syria is necessary, though it may be “the stupidest war in the history of the ... Read More »

Senior Haqqani network commander among 6 killed in drone attack


Maverick Report PESHAWAR: A senior commander of Haqqani network was among six killed in a drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, as the country celebrated Defense Day on ... Read More »

United States helps Afghan refugee women market hand-embroidered fashions

US Embassy Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance Richard Albright inaugurates Afghan Women’s ‘Shop for Cause’ in Rawalpindi on July 25, 2013.

Maverick Report RAWALPINDI: Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance at the US Embassy in Islamabad Richard Albright inaugurated ‘Shop for Cause’ at Malikabad Plaza here on July 25, 2013. According ... Read More »

Sri Lanka remains No. 1 ranked T20I side after annual update


Maverick Report DUBAI: Sri Lanka has retained its position as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings table was announced ... Read More »

Apricot: Temperate gold of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region


Agha Muhammad Ajmal The Gilgit-Baltistan region (formerly Northern Areas) of Pakistan, defined in general terms, cover the districts of Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche and Skardu. The Nature has endowed the ... Read More »

Pakistan assures UK PM of promoting Afghan peace deal efforts


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday assured visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron of promoting efforts to reach a peace deal in Afghanistan before the withdrawal of NATO forces. “We ... Read More »

Pakistan assures of protecting Afghan refugees beyond June 30


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan and Afghan governments and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday agreed to enhance their efforts and collaborate in finding solutions for Afghan refugees in ... Read More »

ICRC Annual Report 2012: Many crises continue devastating lives

SYRIA, Rural Aleppo, Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch office: A displaced woman from Al-Raqqa. — ICRC/N Ayadat

Maverick Report GENEVA: In 2012, from the Sahel to Afghanistan, from Syria to Colombia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) once again provided aid for millions of people ... Read More »

Report points to alarming rise in new psychoactive substances


Maverick Report VIENNA: At a special high-level event of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the 2013 World Drug Report ... Read More »