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Decision Points



As I knew from my visits during Dad’s time in office, Camp David is one of the greatest privileges afforded to the president. Nestled in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains, about seventy miles from Washington, the 200-acre site is a thirty-minute ride from the White House. 3,568 more words


Losing East Pakistan

East Pakistan’s possible secession had always troubled Pakistan’s first military ruler. Ayub Khan’s worst fears came true when the radical Bengali leader Maulana Bhashani, after sitting out the 1970 elections, upped the ante by calling for an independent and sovereign state of East Bengal as envisaged in the Muslim League’s Lahore Resolution of March 1940. 7,958 more words


US supports Pakistan's territorial integrity, not Baloch insurgency

The Trump administration on Friday asserted that it firmly supports the territorial integrity of Pakistan and does not support Baloch insurgency or any group that threatens this country. 62 more words

First Tweet By Trump in 2018

2018 began with extremely cold temperatures likes of which were not seen in last 8-10 years that I recall.  The new year in Bentonville began with 0℉ at 8:00 A.M.  1,874 more words

US Politics

US security aid to Pak down 62% over 5 yrs. Will the $1.1 bn fund cut hurt?

There has been a 62% decline in security aid from the the United States of America (USA) to Pakistan over the last five years, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data released by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS). 620 more words

The Promise of Democracy

The Triumph of Populism 1971-1973
Like Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam, before him, 24 years later, Bhutto, the Quaid-e-Awam, was building a new country.

With the surrender of Pakistani troops on December 16, 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh came into being, and with that, the end of the Pakistan that Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had originally created. 2,197 more words


Elections and Massacre

The Breakup of Pakistan 1969-1971


In her book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics, Ayesha Jalal writes about Gen Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan, who imposed martial law after replacing Gen Ayub Khan in March 1969 as president of Pakistan when the latter was forced out by street protests, that Yahya was a “boisterous fellow and determined drunkard had a penchant for cavorting with abandon”. 1,990 more words