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All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman’s first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai’s goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

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The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

The global rise in terrorism in 2013 disguises that it is the West’s intervention in Iraq that is still causing misery and death.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can’t recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

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Memo to Scott Morrison: don’t deport gay man to Pakistan

The Greens have joined in a last-ditch bid to stop a gay man being deported to Pakistan. Ali Choudhry could be forced to leave his Brisbane-based partner as early as tomorrow.

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Akbar v the drones: the Pakistani lawyer taking the US to court

Pakistani barrister Shahzad Akbar is seeking retribution from the US over its drone war in his country. During his visit to Australia he spoke to Crikey about giving a voice to the voiceless.

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In an unstable region, Bangladesh can’t be ignored

The tragic factory fire in Bangladesh has at least thrown light on a country largely ignored by Australia. In an unstable region, its business and political operations need attention, writes commentator Tanveer Ahmed.

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Imran Khan out for a duck as Pakistanis elect the old guard

All the allure and fame of ex-cricketer Imran Khan couldn’t carry the day at the weekend’s Pakistani elections. The country is going back to the future with old faces — but Pakistan is very different.

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Back on the brink? India-Pakistan tensions escalate over Kashmir

India and Pakistan are back on war footing after two Indian soldiers were killed on the Kashmir Line of Control. But the ceasefire was always uneasy given the history of conflict.

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On the border, down Pakistan way, between Iraq and a hard place

Traveller K Johnson takes a winding mountain road to the east of Piranshahr in Pakistan and attempts to cross the border into Iraq, but all does not go to plan…

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Ignore the White House, Australian eyes should be on the Senate

Pakistan has good reason to fear the re-election of Barack Obama. But Australians should be watching the Senate result — that’s where the results may really affect those Down Under.

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Drone march to Waziristan with Pakistan’s unofficial war victims

Imran Khan and victims of the US drone war in Pakistan invited media and activists to join a convoy of protest through the outskirts of the war-ravaged nation. Justin Randle was among them.

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Media briefs: Tele sport gets political … will redesigns save newspapers? …

In today’s Crikey: Daily Tele sports report gets political … Front Page of the Day … USA Today redesigns … Journo infiltrates iPhone 5 factory …

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Pakistan, where private security is a state within a state

America and the West have backed the Pakistani state’s brutality since September 11.

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From the pitch to politics: Imran Khan a contender for Pakistan PM

Former cricket sensation Imran Khan believes he will not only become the next prime minister of Pakistan, but that his party will be able to fix the country’s problems in 90 days, writes Mike Giglio.

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Australia rates top for nuclear safety

Australia ranks number one out of all countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials according to a report today by the international organisation the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

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If Australia sells uranium to India, will Pakistan be next?

Like India, Pakistan is a nuclear armed state that refuses to sign the NPT. There is no doubt the Islamabad will be keeping a close eye Canberra and on Darling Harbour come Labor’s National Conference in December, says Dave Sweeney.

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Pakistan’s Independence Day: bloodshed more visible than hope

64 years after partition, contemporary Pakistan could hardly be further from Jinnah’s vision of a secular, non-sectarian, stable, democratic and secular safe-haven for the subcontinent’s Muslims, writes Shakira Hussein.

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Where’s the jobs boom?

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures out this morning give no indication of the employment boom that some economists are keen to predict will soon fan an inflationary fire.

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The Daily Beast | LINKS|

Did the Pakistan army murder Saleem Shahzad?

Speculation is rising that the brutal death of star Pakistani investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad was orchestrated by intelligence agency operatives to scare off critical media, writes Ron Moreau.

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Worrying about Europe’s debt woes

When the Wall Street Journal starts worrying about how to keep Europe’s debt crisis from spiraling out of control the rest of us should be at least a little uneasy.

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The climate change challenge — do we really want to?

Crikey readers have their say.

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America wrestles its conscience post-bin Laden

Hillary Clinton stood shoulder to shoulder with Kevin Rudd earlier today in Washington, two life-long opponents of the death penalty, praising the extra-judicial killing of an unarmed man. But it changes everything when it’s Osama bin Laden.

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Rushdie: Pakistan has some explaining to do

It is incomprehensible that Osama bin Laden could have lived in Abbottabad for five years without the knowledge of the Pakistani government. Some big questions need to be answered, writes Salman Rusie.

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The Guardian | FILM & TV|

Sesame Street moves to Pakistan

The US government is funding a Pakistani remake of Sesame Street intended to improve the country’s ailing education system. Big Bird and Cookie Monster won’t, however, be coming along for the ride, writes Saeed Shah.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

The Pakistan dilemma

The UK government is planning to double overseas aid to Pakistan to more than £445 million. The country could clearly use it but supporting Muslims is making Christians angry, writes Richard Farmer.

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