Partnering With Pakistan

asif_smileBy Asif Ali Zardari, Islamabad
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan looks forward to a new beginning in its bilateral relationship with the United States. First, we congratulate Barack Obama and the country that had the character to elect him, and we welcome his decision to name a special envoy to Southwest Asia. Appointing the seasoned diplomat Richard Holbrooke says much about the president’s worldview and his understanding of the complexities of peace and stability and the threats of extremism and terrorism. Simply put, we must move beyond rhetoric and tackle the hard problems.

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Life of Afzal Khan Lala is under threat

By Zar Ali Khan Musazai, Peshawar
Please note: The writer is the Chairman of Pakhtun/ Afghan Democratic Council, Peshawar. He can be reached at- pashtundemocraticcouncil@yahoo.com
Afzal Khan Lala is a Pakhtun Afghan leader who spent most of his time struggling for getting the rights of this nation. The enemies of Pashtun/ Afghans are bent upon to eliminate him physically and create a vacuum in the Pashtun for a leader of the caliber of Khan lala. It is evident to all including international community that Pashtun region is engulfed by the terrorists and their promoters

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