This year has seen an unprecedented number of articles, appearing in various publications regarding Pakistan’s nuclear policy. All of them have a common theme. Why Pakistan needs them, if it’s necessary, and if it has the ability to keep its nuclear arsenal safe. The tone of the articles varies, . . . → Read More: Checkmate
Indian authorities on Thursday requested Pakistan Railways officials not to send the Samjhauta Express train over security concerns in light of an ongoing protest by farmers in Indian Punjab.
Indian railway officials told their Pakistani counterparts over a special hotline that farmers are protesting in the country and that there were fears of an attack . . . → Read More: Pak – India train disruption due to farmer protests in India
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is awaiting a final response from their Indian counterparts on a series due to be played in December-January in United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Monday ruled out a potential cricket series against India, saying he saw no chance of a revival of ties between the . . . → Read More: Sartaj Aziz – No Pak – India cricket under current circumstances
(By SALMAN MASOOD) For years, Saudi Arabia has had a hallowed status here, considered above question or criticism. Yet the hajj stampedenear Mecca last month has taken some of the luster off the exalted image of the kingdom.
Scores of Pakistani pilgrims were killed in the . . . → Read More: Post Hajj stampede Saudi popularity down in Pakistan
What is left now of the idea of India? The expansive cultural sensibility, the persistent sense of wonder and curiosity, the delight in open discourse and debate with no point of view discarded, and above all the embrace ofhumanity with all its quirks and eccentricities – these have been the hallmark of a civilisation which . . . → Read More: How India is dying a slow death
Pakistan Army rejected on Tuesday media reports in Afghan press, which claimed the country’s security officials were involved the recent capture of Kunduz city of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
“The allegations levelled by an Afghan official are totally unfounded, baseless, uncalled for and mischievous,” said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.
Taliban militants last . . . → Read More: Pakistan army rejects baseless Afghan allegations
The binding global treaty Mark Carney, the Pope and others all want simply isn’t going to happen
Last week a steady drone rising all year finally swelled to a crescendo. Talking up what Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England,described to the City’s leading insurers as the “catastrophic
. . . → Read More: Not much to expect from climate deal
(By Salman Ali) Dispensation of justice has also remained flawed, delayed and, in some cases, non-existent in Pakistan.
The state of human rights in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh, is pathetic. Every citizen of Pakistan is entitled to basic human rights through national and international bindings, laws and the Constitutions; the state is responsible for the . . . → Read More: Human Rights: A critical issue