Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

(By Sabena Siddiqui) The Naxalite movement is India’s largest insurgency, second only to the Kashmir movement yet virtually unknown to the world in general. It started in 1967 and has been continuing to defy the state of India for the longest time. India houses one of the largest poor populations in the world, the benefits . . . → Read More: Naxalite movement holds half of India hostage

ISIS – A Historical Perspective

The rise of ISIS with its brutal methods of expanding their hold on vast piece of land and resources remind people of other brutal conquests like Vikings of Europe and Mongols of Central Asia. The response from Europe is one of fear and nervousness. The source of this nervousness is rooted in the history of . . . → Read More: ISIS – A Historical Perspective

Pakistan Armed Forces not worried about ISIS

There’s at least one nation that’s not sweating ISIS.

Pakistan officials seemed cool as a cucumber on Friday after reports surfaced this week of a potentially deadly merger between the bloodthirsty jihadis and the equally barbaric Pakistan Taliban in their country.

“It shows a desperate effort by a decimated [Pakistan Taliban] to find external support . . . → Read More: Pakistan Armed Forces not worried about ISIS

Alert: Pakistani Taliban vow to send fighters to Syria and Iraq

The Pakistani Taliban has pledged support to militant groups fighting in Iraq and Syria; a move that should be taken seriously as the number of “Islamic State” sympathizers is rising, analyst Hassan Abbas tells DW.

Pakistani Taliban militants offered help to radical Muslim groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement marking the . . . → Read More: Alert: Pakistani Taliban vow to send fighters to Syria and Iraq

Nawaz Sharif must change

Time and tide wait for no man, nor does mood of people disenchanted with successive governments that have miserably failed to deliver and electoral promises gone astray. Patience of masses has run out with this endless plunder of state assets, institutionalised corruption, flight of capital and declining human resources.

PM Nawaz . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif must change

Indian diplomat – Delhi worried over Pakistan – India border tensions

(By Farhan Zaheer) India’s deputy high commissioner to Pakistan said on Wednesday that New Delhi too was worried about the escalating tensions triggered by ongoing border skirmishes.

Speaking at a meeting during his maiden visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), JP Singh said there was common understanding in both India . . . → Read More: Indian diplomat – Delhi worried over Pakistan – India border tensions

Islamabad Red Zone now open to public

The capital police on Wednesday removed containers from all roads leading to Red Zone but remained sceptical about the move, terming it risky.

According to a report prepared by the City Zone police under whose jurisdiction the Red Zone falls, since the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) were . . . → Read More: Islamabad Red Zone now open to public

Balochistan issue is real and urgent

(By Sajjad Shaukat) When during the Musharraf regime, Pakistan government initiated the construction of Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province in March 2002 with Chinese assistance, sirens went off in the capitals of foreign countries, especially the United States, India and Israel. The US took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt . . . → Read More: Balochistan issue is real and urgent

The dangers Balochistan faces

(Mohammad Jamil) Balochistan, the resource-rich province of Pakistan, appears to have been attracting the attention of foreign predators, usurpers and imperialistic powers who intend to expand their influence in the region to gain control of minerals and other economic resources. Unfortunately, Balochistan lacks technological prowess and economic resources to exploit its minerals and untapped resources. . . . → Read More: The dangers Balochistan faces

Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC

*The figures quoted above have been collected from local and international newspapers. The number of ceasefire violations may vary across sources.

Why is this time different?

The resumption of hostilities has displaced an estimated 30,000 villagers, who have fled their border homes in anticipation of further violence. This year 42 . . . → Read More: Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC