Warning bells for India as population boom persists

India is set to overtake China and become the world’s most populous country in less than a decade — six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United . . . → Read More: Warning bells for India as population boom persists

Hamid Karzai a threat to Afghanistan’s stability

(By Sune Engel Rasmussen) The former Afghan president has cast himself as a unifier of the country, but his manoeuvring against his successor, Ashraf Ghani, suggests otherwise.

A stone’s throw from the presidential palace in Kabul, you can see the lines of dignitaries awaiting their appointments from early in the morning: tribal leaders and elders . . . → Read More: Hamid Karzai a threat to Afghanistan’s stability

Pakistan’s major political party exposed as anti-state

Officials in Pakistan’s MQM party have told the UK authorities they received Indian government funds, the BBC learnt from an authoritative Pakistani source.

UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in an MQM property.

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Moscow gives Gen Pak Army Chief a warm welcome

(By Kamran Yousuf) Army chief General Raheel Sharif arrived in Moscow on a three-day official visit to Russia against the backdrop of realignments taking place in the region.

The chief military spokesperson, who is also accompanying the army chief, said General Raheel was given an “elegant guard of honour” at a ceremony held at . . . → Read More: Moscow gives Gen Pak Army Chief a warm welcome

RAW activities in Pakistan

In an article titled ‘Why Does Pakistan Accuse Indian Spies of Terrorism’ Mr Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC comes out strongly in support of India’s intelligence agency RAW and blames Pakistan’s military for the whole business of blaming a fresh smelling rose like RAW for foul and rotten . . . → Read More: RAW activities in Pakistan

Why India has failed to bring peace to Nagaland

Ever since Independence, peace and stability have been treasured luxuries in the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. In the last two decades, however, while peace talks may have produced little in the way of progress, ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace.

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Christine Fair’s failed logic

Ms Fair’s articles no longer make waves. They are so tiring and boring and the topic is always the same — Pakistan. This time the title of her latest is — Honor our Fallen By Getting Real on Pakistan — and sadly she honors no one, certainly not the fallen, by yet another . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s failed logic

Paranoid Android

It is a misnomer to continuously beat up on the Pakistani state’s ever-evolving strategic fear of India, when clearly; it should not come as a surprise that the South Asian country’s security challenges do not protrude only from the east. Moreover, this has been wholly realized within not only the country’s intelligentsia and . . . → Read More: Paranoid Android

The ugly man in USA

By Ghalib Sultan

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

Pak nuclear weapons dangerous, Indian safe

On April 6, 2015, The New York Times published an editorial titled Nuclear Fears in South Asia. The editorial portrayed Pakistan’s nuclear weapon capability as an ultra-sensitive concern for the global community; however, India’s mighty nuclear quest was exempted from this category, using its vibrant democratic system of governance as a justification.

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