Emerging Role of China in South West Asia

Since her inception as a Republic of China, her role in South West Asia has been of immense importance. The paradigm of Chinese foreign policy has gradually changed since the socio-political change in China with the implementation of Deng Xiao Ping’s philosophy of socio-economic change at internal level; however, the foreign policy remained subject to the national interests. After achieving the goal of financial supremacy globally, the foreign policy approach seems to have changed from passive to active.

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Dissent is a forbidden fruit in Pakistan

Dissent is a forbidden fruit in Pakistan now. You could either be declared financially corrupt or anti-state for committing the crime of dissent. Dissenting from the narrative of state institutions was never easy in the country. But the mainstream politicians were mostly exempted from the ambit of such serious allegations in the post-Zia period. It might be because the mainstream politicians usually embraced the narrative of the state institutions in this period. Or may be because the mainstream politicians were seen as serving the interests of the state institutions in the larger scheme of things. Benazir Bhutto was an exemption among the mainstream politicians as she continued to challenge the narrative of the state especially on foreign policy and regional security issues.

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Hype of Individualism

Fortunately or otherwise but from the last three months; Telgu, Tamil and Bollywood movies have been the only source to find solace in life. Being a bedridden person due to some unfortunate circumstances when there was nothing I could develop my interest in: I repetitively kept on watching these movies overloaded with unrealistic action and comedy scenes and left not a single movie unwatched which was available to me.

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