Engendering Hope in Pakistan

As soon as the ambitious political efforts at rapprochement with anti-state forces ended, Pakistan depicted its military might across its territory. Operation Zarb-e-Azb initiated with mixed expressions of hope for improved circumstances in a nation which posed threats for its own citizens. The operation kicked off with an unfaltering agenda to target ‘all . . . → Read More: Engendering Hope in Pakistan

Parliament approves bill on child protection

A parliamentary panel on Thursday approved “The National Commission on the Rights of the Child Bill 2015″ and “The Criminal Law (amendment) Bill, 2015″ unanimously.

A meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights was held under the chair of MNA Mahmood Bashir Virk in the Parliament House.

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Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government

Farmers hold large sit-in in front of Punjab Assembly, demand govt announce subsidy for sector and fix prices of crops compatible with expenses YDA says won’t allow privatization of govt hospitals . . . → Read More: Farmers and Doctors against Punjab Government

Pak Army targets militants in new ground offensive

Just hours after jets pounded targets in Shawal area of North Waziristan, the army announced that it was commencing a ground operation in the region.

According to Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa, the ground operation was being carried out on direction of the army chief, adding that air and ground offensives . . . → Read More: Pak Army targets militants in new ground offensive

Killed by IS for being educated

KHALED ASAAD saw the continuity between Syrian Arab culture and that of the many peoples who had previously inhabited Palmyra, the 2,000-year-old archaeological site he had tended for almost half a century. A month before Islamic State (IS) rolled into the oasis town in May, the archaeologist described on a Facebook page the spring rituals . . . → Read More: Killed by IS for being educated

3 Christians arrested in Gujrat for ‘blasphemous’ poster

Police have arrested three Christian men under terrorism laws for using the word “prophet” to describe a dead pastor on a poster, officials said Thursday.

The men were arrested in the town of Gujrat after police spotted posters marking the 20th anniversary of the death of priest Fazal Masih that referred to him using the . . . → Read More: 3 Christians arrested in Gujrat for ‘blasphemous’ poster

India’s internal conflicts

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 . . . → Read More: India’s internal conflicts

LeJ’s Revenge

By Ali Farooq

The year 2015 has been a turnaround for the people of Pakistan. Operation Zarb-E- Azb initiated by the military against terrorism has borne fruit. Terrorism incidents are the lowest in years and Pakistan is seen coming out of the abyss it was in for the last decade. It . . . → Read More: LeJ’s Revenge

Obama’s orders get ignored by the military

The contravention of the president’s orders indicates that there is a profound problem with the state of democracy in America.

Recent history demonstrates that if President Barack Obama, arguably the most powerful person on planet Earth, wants to prioritize almost anything – from pardoning 46 convicted drug felons to bombing a foreign countrywithout the consent . . . → Read More: Obama’s orders get ignored by the military

How useful can the drones be in Balochistan

By Muhammad Ali Ehsan

In a hard-hitting speech last year, Commander Southern Command Lt General Nasir Khan Janjua stressed the need for a joint political and military resolve to end terrorism. He was addressing a ceremony organised to commemorate the 22 victims of the Mastung tragedy — which occurred in January . . . → Read More: How useful can the drones be in Balochistan