Undermining Pak-India peace process

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

Hey, I’m just asking questions

We are prisoners to our optimism, cultivated and nourished by a false sense of being in control. Deluded by hope of a better future, we are undeterred in the process of developing a simplistic narrative of reality. That even today, after hitting multiple lows of gloom and destruction, we are still oblivious to . . . → Read More: Hey, I’m just asking questions

Pakistan giving Australia jitters

Australian cricketers have always looked upon their Pakistani equivalents with a combination of admiration, fascination and the occasional bout of exasperation. How can a single cricket nation possess so much talent? How can it survive so many dramas both internal and external? And how can it look to be about to dominate one moment before . . . → Read More: Pakistan giving Australia jitters

Politics gone bad

Our politicians tirelessly give sermons on democracy, lecturing us, their hapless subjects, on how democracy has flourished in Western countries, bringing with it peace and economic stability for citizens. However, they purposefully forget to mention that these countries have an overarching culture of democracy — not one limited to a ritual of vote-casting, robotically revisited . . . → Read More: Politics gone bad

Organiser a mouthpiece of Indian RSS makes huge blunder

(By AKSHAY DESHMANE) The shoe was on the other foot for RSS after it came to light that its mouthpiece, Organiser, in its latest issue, printed a map of South Asia depicting large parts of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan.

The Sangh has been at the forefront of protests when foreign publications print . . . → Read More: Organiser a mouthpiece of Indian RSS makes huge blunder

United States and Pakistan enjoy a strong and enduring relationship

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, accompanied by a high-level delegation, met in Islamabad on January 13, 2015, for the Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. Their visit underscored the long-term cooperation between the United States and Pakistan and . . . → Read More: United States and Pakistan enjoy a strong and enduring relationship

Pakistan’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation permanent membership supported by China and Russia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an important regional organisation, and Pakistan can play a more active and constructive role as a full member to achieve goals like fighting extremism and terrorism.

This was stated by Envoys from the SCO member states while addressing the launching Ceremony of Pakistan Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Friendship Forum – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Shanghai Cooperation Organisation permanent membership supported by China and Russia

ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

With the Taliban dominant, ISIS will have trouble making space in Pakistan—though the group is becoming more popular

The brutal methods that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has become notorious for were already seen some years ago, first in Afghanistan and later in Pakistan, as the two branches of the . . . → Read More: ISIS and TTP – Pakistan a breeding or a battle ground?

India must start talks with Pakistan on Kashmir – New CM Mufti of Indian Occupied Kashmir

Asserting that there is no option other than talks with Pakistan over Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had deputed Foreign Secretary to begin talks with neighbouring country.

“No such assurance… There is no question of assurance. He (Prime Minister) told me when he met me . . . → Read More: India must start talks with Pakistan on Kashmir – New CM Mufti of Indian Occupied Kashmir

Afghans who call Pakistan their home

Many Afghan families living in Karachi’s neighbourhoods are unable to explain the hostility with which they are looked upon. Even though their second generation has put down roots here, they are still not considered Pakistani. “In any other country, we would be citizens,” laments Abdul Haleem, a young scarf seller who lives in what . . . → Read More: Afghans who call Pakistan their home