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Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit is the president of Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies. He was previously Pakistan's ambassador to Germany and Pakistan's High Commissioner to India.

Twitter: @abasitpak1

 

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My meeting with Mamata Banerjee, the tigress of West Bengal

Elections for 294 seats of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held from March 27 in eight phases. The elections will conclude on April 29 and results will most likely be announced on May 5.

March 20, 2021

FATF must encourage not punish Pakistan

As the next plenary of the Financial Action Task Force approaches this month, a fair question to ask is what Pakistan did, or didn't do, that warranted the FATF to greylist the country in 2018 for the second time.

February 11, 2021

Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir dispute

Addressing an election rally in Gilgit on Nov. 1 Prime Minister Imran Khan officially declared his government’s decision to give Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) the status of a province of Pakistan on a provisional basis.

November 02, 2020