General. Afghanistan is a landlocked country and dependent upon Pakistan for its exports/imports, but has traditionally remained friendly to India and unsympathetic to Pakistan since 1947. The only time it was friendly with Pakistan and unfriendly with India was during the five-year rule of Taliban from 1996 till 2001. Afghanistan under Hamid Karzai was worst . . . → Read More: How Afghanistan’s internal situation has an impact on Pakistan
‘Ah that deceit should steal such gentle shape, and with a virtuous visor hide deep vice.’ This oft mentioned quote rather succinctly, and eloquently, characterizes India’s foreign policy towards Pakistan; for either it is based on deceit or it is something so baffling for mortal and sane minds that understanding it is something . . . → Read More: India’s volte face
By Ghalib Sultan
August the month in which India and Pakistan threw off the colonial yoke and became independent states inevitably leads to a remembrance of the bitter legacy of a botched and bloody partition and the state of relations between the two neighbors with their history of hostility and protracted . . . → Read More: Tiny and insignificant enemies of peace!
Imagine that every time you have a lapse in judgment, it gets printed in newspapers around the world: every time you lose patience with your children, every time you scream at someone in traffic, every time you drink too much and do something you regret. Each time you . . . → Read More: HONY’s last words on Pakistan
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” These are the words of Malala Yousafzai that echoed in the Harvard University. She has totally stunned the world with her endeavors to manifest education universally. This ship that harbors education is still in the docks. However, it is too early to . . . → Read More: Rejuvenation through Education
(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
The Big Story: The Great Game
On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a chance to raise India’s unhappiness with Beijing over a specific bit of international maneuvering. According to several External Affairs Ministry reporters, Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping that India was disappointed, that the Indian . . . → Read More: Modi: Indians angry and disappointed with China
Shan Masood fell for 125 but Younis Khan continued from where he left off on Monday as Pakistan reached lunch on 321 for three, needing 56 more runs on the final day to clinch the final Test and the three-match series on Tuesday.
Off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal drew Masood out of his crease with flight and . . . → Read More: Younis guides Pakistan closer to historic victory