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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

After India abrogated the Article 370 and accessed Kashmir to the Indian union, there has been huge opposition from the Pakistani administration. What I want to know is whether Pakistan Occupied ...
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Are the Taliban Pashtun nationalists?

It is a well known fact that the groups composing the Taliban seek to obtain a Islamic emirate in compliance with Islamic laws; however, do they also seek to the foundation of a “Pashtunistan”, the ...
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What has Biden's presidency done to improve US relations with Pakistan?

Biden is sometimes quoted (e.g. here or here) for this quip to (former Afghan president) Karzai that Pakistan is fifty times more important than Afghanistan for the United States. I mean besides ...
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Is there any reference which tells media/government of Pakistan or India don't show actual facts whenever there are ceasefire violations on LOC? [closed]

Every time I read any Indian newspaper or online news about ceasefire violation on LOC (Line of Control), I read "Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and Indian troops responded accordingly&...
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Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
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Why has Hussain Haqqani become a strong opposer of Pakistan?

According to www.husainhaqqani.com Husain Haqqani is former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (2008–2011). He is currently Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the ...
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Is Pakistan's nuclear capability giving it an advantage in its foreign relations and diplomacy? [closed]

we all know that nuclear weapons give deterrence. But, this question is about diplomacy and foreign relations. Is Pakistan's nuclear capability giving it an advantage in its foreign relations and ...
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Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech in the US congress?

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, addressed a joint meeting of Congress and spoke about relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. Why was Benazir Bhutto given an opportunity to give a speech ...
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Why has Pakistan never faced the wrath of the USA similar to other countries in the region, especially Iran?

As far as I understand, the USA's Middle East policy more or less revolves around Israel and its security. The countries which had antagonistic policies toward Israel were either taken out by Israel ...
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Why did the Pakistan government put more importance on road communication rather than railways?

NHA (Background) Roads in Pakistan National Highways of Pakistan Motorways of Pakistan Expressways of Pakistan It is recognized that Pakistan has one of the most developed road networks in South/...
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Who pays for treatment and living expenses of former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf?

Politics aside, I see news that former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is in Dubai for few years, I am wondering who pays for his hospital and his family stay?
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Why is Pakistan eager to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh?

Delhi distracted, Pakistan at play This Indian newspaper says that Pakistan is taking advantage of India's distractedness and trying to strengthen ties with Bangladesh. However, this doesn't make ...
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How do countries justify their missile programs?

I will use India as an example. India seems to have only two real enemies: China and Pakistan. The longest range missiles India would need to launch an attack on China should be roughly around 5000 km ...
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Do users of F-16s need the USA's permission to use them in attack roles?

Document reveals official US position on F-16s Are users of F-16 fighter planes obliged to take the USA's permission to use them in attack roles? I am especially curious about Turkey and Pakistan. P....
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Why is the Biden administration interested in mending military ties with Pakistan?

Biden administration to revive military-to-military ties with Pakistan The Biden administration says that they need military ties with Pakistan and they have their explanations. But, as we know the ...
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Why do people say the Pakistani government has failed because the army is interfering with politics?

I have seen people say that the Pakistani government is not strong enough because many governmental decisions are taken by the Pakistani army. Why do the people consider the involvement of the army ...
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Why did Imran Khan avoid the most obvious answer? [closed]

Watch the following video from 16:16 : Pakistan's PM: Our economic future is now linked to China The anchor asks the following question: Don't you see that Pakistan itself should understand that ...
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Has Pakistan's Federal Ministry for Human Rights condemned the treatment of Muslims in China?

In the latest round of verbal slaps between France and Muslim countries: France’s foreign ministry has demanded Pakistan authorities withdraw comments made by one of its ministers that President ...
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Is Pakistan controlled Kashmir (AJK) an independent state?

There are two parts of Kashmir, one is Azad Jammu and Kashmir also called Pakistan controlled Kashmir and another is Indian controlled Kashmir. Pakistan controlled Kashmir (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) ...
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What is the USA and EU's official position on Kulbhushan Jadhav? [closed]

WHO IS KULBHUSHAN JADHAV Kulbhushan Jadhav is an Indian national who is on the death row in Pakistan. He is accused of carrying out espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan at the behest of ...
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What's behind the cat and mouse play of ISI and CIA?

There are several reports about Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) targeting the CIA (example1, example2). But why? I am sure there are specific interests of Pakistan involved in this. What ...
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Why is China blocking the ban on the terrorist Masood Azhar?

As per the today's latest update, China blocks Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist for the fourth time. This guy is accountable for number of attacks and loss of lives. Apart from that there ...
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Why is the USA so concerned about Pakistan's alignment with China?

Will the U.S. succeed in countering China in Pakistan? US warns Pakistan over CPEC, says it could result in heavier debt burden Has Donald Trump Offered Pakistan A Secret Deal To Scrap CPEC Project? ...
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What are Russia's views on nuclear proliferation in South Asia?

I am going to attend a Mock UN session soon, so any fast answers optionally with sources would be amazing. South Asia has been a region of conflict since a long time, but things are heating up a lot. ...
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Why does Chomsky call Pakistan a Punjabi state?

From an interview with Noam Chomsky about his views on elections in Pakistan: Coming to election issues, what do you think, sitting afar and as an observer, are the basic issues that need to be ...
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Why is Pakistan buying Chinese drones even though Chinese drones performed poorly in Libya? [closed]

Why Chinese Drones Could Be A Nightmare For India Despite Best Of Radars and Fighter Jets? In Libya, Chinese armed drones performed poorly against Turkish drones. So, to me, the purchase of Chinese ...
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Is Mohammad Ali Jinnah the "Father of the Nation" of Pakistan?

Wikipedia link says: He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam ("Great Leader") and Baba-i-Qaum, ("Father of the Nation"). His birthday is a national holiday in Pakistan. Is Baba-...
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Are minorities in Pakistan excluded from social security schemes?

I came across this article today: Poor and desperate, Pakistani Hindus accept Islam to get by and my question is inspired from that article. It was suggested to include non-Indian sources. Here is one ...
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Why are Iran and Pakistan members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)?

Although, OIC's web-site says: The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting ...
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Why is Saudi Arabia reluctant to convene an FM-level meeting in OIC?

Saudi reluctant to accept Pakistan's request for immediate OIC meeting on Kashmir Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are at odds with each other as to the convening of an FM-level meeting regarding human ...
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What is Pakistan trying to achieve by changing the political map?

The following was the old political map of Pakistan: Yesterday, Pakistani PM Imran Khan declared a new political map of Pakistan. I see some major changes: FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area) ...
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Do Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, or Indonesia consider overpopulation to be a problem? [closed]

Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi said that overpopulation was, along with terrorism, the two real threats to Egypt, and took countermeasures in 2017. https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/40295/What%E2%80%99s-...
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Why does India say that Kashmir is its integral part 'atoot ang' but then refuse to talk about Kashmir on an international level?

India has claimed that Kashmir is its integral part but then refuses to discuss it in international forums (the latest 'Kashmir is an internal issue' by Sushma Maharaj at the OIC). If Kashmir is ...
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Why did Imran Khan become the Prime Minister whereas Zardari became the President after winning elections?

I have a question about Pakistan politics. What determines a party president to be either a President of country or Prime Minister of country after winning elections? When Pakistan People Party (PPP)...
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Does Pakistan play a disproportionate role in Indian elections compared to the role India plays in Pakistani elections?

This question is inspired by this tweet, by the NYT South Asia correspondent Maria Abi-Habib: I'm always surprised by how big a role Pakistan plays in Indian elections. The BJP is now making Delhi ...
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Why did the USA suspend its military aid to Pakistan in 1965?

USA sanction Pakistan just after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Pakistan was a strong ally of the USA then, as I believe. Look at the following image. There is a suspension in 1966 in the area of military aid....
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Is Seymour Hersh's account of the killing of Osama bin Laden credible?

In an article in the London Review of Books dated May 21, 2015, the American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims the official account of how Osama bin Laden (founder of al-Qaeda, which ...
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How has Pakistan managed to defeat the US in Afghanistan?

It is very clear that the US is finding it extremely difficult to strike a win in Afghanistan and could even said to be losing, seemingly in part due to the rigid and intricate network of the Haqqanis ...
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A Pakastani court overturned convictions of the men charged with killing a journalist in 2002. Is this part of a larger reform movement?

Washington Post has an article today: A regional Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the convictions of the men involved in the killing of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. ... “As ...
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Is there any age limit to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan in their Constitution?

Is there any age limit to be the prime minister of Pakistan? I have searched on the internet but couldn't find an answer. Is there any specific clause in the Pakistan's constitution that restricts ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

Pakistan and India are both nuclear powers. And, unlike other nations, such as North Korea vs USA, Pakistan and India genuinely hate each other and have since the two countries came into existence. ...
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How did India replace of pre 1947 currency?

As India and Pakistan got independence from British, there were British Indian currency in circulation. Was that currency banned/replaced in a similar fashion as demonetisation of 2016, where old ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Here are the lines I am talking about, My point is if Pakistan and China control some territory of Kashmir, why are they keeping those issues dangling for years rather than establishing international ...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

Pakistan wants Kashmir because at the point of the partition Kashmir was (and still is to this day) a predominantly Muslim region. Therefore, Pakistan is looking out for what it considers its people. ...
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How much aid does Pakistan get from US?

How much aid does Pakistan get from US currently and how much it was getting in past?
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Why is the military so much involved in Pakistan's establishment as compared to India?

Both India and Pakistan got independence at the same time and started their progress, but there is a clear contrast between Military's involvement in Politics/Establishment between the two countries. ...
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Why is the Quetta Shura allowed to exist in Pakistan?

The Quetta Shura is the Afghan Taliban leadership ousted in late 2001. It has existed in Pakistan since then, although several members have been captured. Why are they allowed to remain in Pakistan?
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To what extent do Kashmiri people desire independence?

This is a link to an Indian debate show, where they discuss a "shocking poll" that reveals "73% of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir want freedom from Pakistan". Question: Is this true, and what ...
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Surgical strikes by India

Surgical strikes against Pakistani terrorists have been happening for a long time by India. What used to be clandestine operations are now publicised by the present government. What brought about this ...
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For what reasons does India not provide proof that it attacked terrorists on Pakistani soil?

Today, India carried out an airstrike against an alleged terrorist camp based in Pakistan. After the strike, India claimed they killed about 350 terrorists. India has not provided any proof of this. ...