Pakistan’s ex-ambassador wants Pakistan to give up Kashmir

Pakistan’s former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani has said Pakistan must change its approach to the Kashmir issue, the Economic Times reported.

He made the statement while delivering a lecture titled ‘Pakistan, Afghanistan and a history of mistrust” at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

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The Horse and Cattle Show – Costs, resources and the misery of the police

THE Punjab government has released Rs420m for Horse & Cattle Show being started in the provincial metropolis from tomorrow (Thursday).

The main events of the show will be held at Fortress Stadium, while exhibition of various industries will be held at Jillani Park. The sports programmes will be organised at National Hockey Stadium and cultural . . . → Read More: The Horse and Cattle Show – Costs, resources and the misery of the police

What instigates genocide

This is a revised version of a paper first presented in May 2013 in the South Asia Institute in Heidelberg University. Whereas the objective of the campaign against the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) did not change during these last two years, tactics became more sophisticated as they are no longer centred on the legitimacy . . . → Read More: What instigates genocide

Pakistan’s social network failure

The ruling elite is blind to the writing on the wall

Despite being in a constant state of denial the IS (the Islamic State or Da’ish) is here. In cahoots with the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan), Pakistan is emerging as their new killing field.

Shi’a minority is being slaughtered like sitting ducks. Jindullah, a splinter group . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s social network failure

Ishaq Dar refuses to disclose his assets

(By Mateen Haider) Ministry of Finance has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) demand of disclosing the assets and income sources of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The spokesman of finance ministry said that demanding the same thing again is mere “mischief mongering, height of ignorance and harping on the same string”.

He said that Dar, in his . . . → Read More: Ishaq Dar refuses to disclose his assets

USA’s lies about Iran

Details of a 15-year-old Central Intelligence Agency sting emerging from a court case in the U.S. may prompt United Nations monitors to reassess some evidence related to Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work, two western diplomats said.

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in Vienna will probably review intelligence they received about Iran . . . → Read More: USA’s lies about Iran

Political and religious leadership has to decide now

“We are exactly on the right track,” a top military commander stated, when a PPP leader tried to change the subject at Monday’s Apex Committee meeting with the country’s top military brass and civilians present to discuss how to handle Karachi and Sindh. This comment came as another army general had called the Sindh government . . . → Read More: Political and religious leadership has to decide now

No value for human life

By Ikram Sehgal

The Baldia Town fire incident graphically illustrates how the facade of the constitution conveniently camouflages the farce of our so-called democracy

What happens in Karachi and what happens to Karachi depends a lot on who governs the city, both officially and unofficially. Those presently running the province have very little . . . → Read More: No value for human life

The endless and shameless corruption

The cynicism of our politicians knows no bounds, and their manipulation of the corrupt milieu that they inhabit is occasionally a wonder to behold such is its blatant partisanship. The Leader of the Opposition, Khursheed Shah, is currently the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He has used that position to legitimise unlawful actions . . . → Read More: The endless and shameless corruption

Government’s missing resolve

By Raoof Hasan

Cultivating a culture of cupidity, corruption and crime

“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to . . . → Read More: Government’s missing resolve