Pakistan is at a critical juncture in its fight against terrorism. After Peshawar attack, there is a new resolve in civil-military leadership to deal with this menace for long term peace and stability in the country. While Afghanistan has offered full cooperation to Pakistan in this war, there is another neighboring country that . . . → Read More: Undermining Pak-India peace process
A 17-year-old Dalit girl, in Diwan-Tola hamlet of Patthardewa village in Kushinagar district, was set on fire on Thursday morning.
According to the police, the four accused were angry because the victim was appearing for the ongoing intermediate examinations.
As per the victim’s statement to the police, the student was alone in her hut and . . . → Read More: A dalit girl burnt alive in India
Shashank Joshi makes a good case for the importance of Obama’s visit to India last month, and against my view that there is much less to the US-India alignment than meets the eye.
My argument is that their underlying strategic objectives remain too different for real strategic alignment. Shashank says that sets the bar too . . . → Read More: Obama’s India visit exposes USA’s weaknesses
Pakistan today said it expects India to conduct a “transparent” probe to ascertain the facts of the boat incident while highlighting that its own investigation has shown that there was “no sound evidence” to substantiate India’s assertions.
“On the so called terror boat incident, India has not approached Pakistan through diplomatic channels,” Pakistan Foreign Office . . . → Read More: Pakistan asks India to give evidence on terror boat
HISTORY tells us that it is not the majority but a resolute minority that brings change. Those pained by the existence of bigotry and violence in Pakistan often argue that it is a fanatical intolerant minority that is holding our country hostage, which otherwise comprises rational, tolerant and amiable people. Has the Peshawar catastrophe given . . . → Read More: Eliminating the beasts amongst us
Pakistani media mogul sentenced for purported blasphemy
On Tuesday Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, the owner of Geo News, Pakistan’s largest media group, was sentenced to 26 years in jail for airing a program that showed people dancing to a song about the wedding of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter (Reuters). The charges were brought against ur-Rehman after the . . . → Read More: 26th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week’s summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official said Monday.
Sharif “will be bringing his own car… all other vehicles for (visiting) heads of countries have come from India”, said foreign ministry spokesman . . . → Read More: Why does Nawaz Sharif want his own car at the SAARC summit
(By S M Hali) If like-minded groups in Balochistan, of which there is no dearth, join hands, the issue of the uplift of Balochistan can be resolved.
The Baloch Council of North America (BCNA), headed by Dr Wahid Baloch, has decided to write a new chapter in the history of Balochistan by dissolving the pro-independence . . . → Read More: Balochistan – A better future as part of Pakistan
India may be the world’s largest democracy, but a kiss can still land you in serious trouble.
Kissing in public is not against the law here, but it is still considered somewhat taboo – and it is totally unacceptable to an increasingly active right-wing Hindu moral police. Lovers can be beaten up for . . . → Read More: Will extremist Hindus backed by Modi be able to stop Indian liberals
By Vinod Sharma
One has got to admire Pakistan. Is there any other example in history where a small nation has simultaneously taken on two much bigger countries, one a super power and the other deluding itself into believing that it is going to become one along its present trajectory, for such a . . . → Read More: ISI – India’s worst nightmare