No honor in killing

(By Nicholas Kristof) WHETHER it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of.

It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life 19-year-old Pakistani woman named Saba Qaiser. . . . → Read More: No honor in killing

Defusing tensions, Can India show maturity

By Arif Nizami

Now the hard part

Narendra Modi’s almost surreal Lahore yatra has suddenly transformed the historically complex matrix of Indo-Pak relations. The Indian prime minister’s dash to Jati Umra, far a late afternoon tête-à-tête with his Pakistani counterpart on Christmas Day, was literally a bolt from the blue.

The ultra . . . → Read More: Defusing tensions, Can India show maturity

How was Modi’s Lahore visit interpreted

(By Jagriti Kumari) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Lahore on December 25 left many surprised in India as well as in Pakistan. He reached there to wish his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday. Good gesture and bonhomie from both sides dominated this short and sudden visit to neighbouring country last visited by . . . → Read More: How was Modi’s Lahore visit interpreted

Anti-Terror strategies being reviewed and revised, Interior Ministry

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has put the country’s top security czar back in the saddle to lead the 20-point national counterterrorism strategy and ensure its implementation.

The ‘dismal’ progress of several components of the National Action Plan (NAP) prompted the prime minister to consult with his close advisers, following which he decided to task Minister . . . → Read More: Anti-Terror strategies being reviewed and revised, Interior Ministry

What a handshake between Sharif and Modi

The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) is finally under way. After trying for more than twenty years, the nations are finally closing in on a deal that involves all major polluters. Apart from discussions on climate and environment, the world witnessed an up-close encounter between two major rivals in the international arena, India and Pakistan. . . . → Read More: What a handshake between Sharif and Modi

Afghanistan, Pakistan committed to Taliban peace talks

P.M. SHARIF ALSO MEETS INDIAN COUNTERPART ON SIDELINES OF CLIMATE SUMMIT IN PARIS.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced a willingness to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban on Tuesday, but warned that Pakistan must earn Kabul’s trust if Islamabad wishes to play the role of mediator.

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India upset with Salman Khurshid’s statements against India

Former external affairs minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid was all praise for Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif even as he lashed out at Prime Minister Modi during his invitation lecture at the Jinnah Institute in Islamabad on Thursday.

Analyzing the cross-border relationship between India and Pakistan from his perspective, Khurshid said, “Modi is not . . . → Read More: India upset with Salman Khurshid’s statements against India

BJP criticized by own

India’s former foreign minister and key Congress leader, Salman Khurshid, criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for adopting a tough stand towards Pakistan and said “when congress was in power, BJP had been pressuring it to not normalise ties with Pakistan”.

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Karachi Op to gain momentum

(By Abdul Manan) Top civil and military leaders have decided to speed up the surgical operation in Karachi which has apparently slowed down in recent weeks. Moreover, they fine-tuned the agenda of army chief General Raheel Sharif’s upcoming crucial visit to the United States.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on security on . . . → Read More: Karachi Op to gain momentum

Pakistan economy on high growth trajectory – PM Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan had now embarked on the path of high growth economy and was heading towards a bright future for its people.

Addressing the international investors conference here, the prime minister said his government had achieved most of the objectives in the past two and a half . . . → Read More: Pakistan economy on high growth trajectory – PM Sharif