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As we reached there, the camp presented a view similar to that when Afghan refugees first came there: long rows of tents; children in shabby clothes playing around; aid agencies distributing things; and the dwellers all complaining.
A big difference between the Afghan refugees and these IDPs was that the former wanted to go back and fight against the Soviets; the latter only want to go back to their homes and live a normal life. They want both the militants and the security forces to end the conflict and want to fight neither.
The international community is working a lot to educate female population in Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly the tribal areas. But, the question is that, is it to concentrate so much on female education while the male population is laso uneducated?
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Having a history of continued wars, foreign invasions, poverty, and famines, this Asian city has suffered a lot of atrocities, still its people have not lost hope and rebuilding their country is what they want.
The upcoming parliamentary elections in Pakistan scheduled for February 18 seems to be first ever bloodiest experience in the history of the nation as not only the nationalist party saw its supporters bathed in pools of blood but the country’s most popular and the largest political party leader Benazir Bhutto was also sent heaven after addressing a rally in Rawalpindi on Dec 27.
However, her tragic death, which not only shocked the nation but the entire world as well, could not overshadow the brutalities meted out to the political workers in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Charsadda.