PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.
The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label
Starting from Eid-ul-Fitr over 300,000 tourists from across the country have so far visited Swat Valley.
Confirming this, officials and residents said that during this time not a single act of violence took place in Swat valley, which is known for its archaeological sites of Gandhara civilisation and scenic hamlets. They said that . . . → Read More: Swat Valley sees boost in tourist activity
By Sebastian Abbot
When the Taliban blew the face off a towering, 1,500-year-old rock carving of Buddha in northwest Pakistan almost five years ago, it fell to an intrepid Italian archaeologist to come to the rescue.
Thanks to the efforts of Luca Olivieri and his partners, the 6-meter (nearly 20-foot)-tall image near the town of . . . → Read More: Face of Second Largest Hand Carved Buddha Statue to be reconstructed
By Shashi Tharoor
India and Pakistan are enjoying one of the better periods in their turbulent relationship. Recent months have witnessed no terrorist incidents, no escalating rhetoric, and no diplomatic flashpoints. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari just made a successful, if brief, personal visit to India (mainly to visit a famous shrine, . . . → Read More: A better period for India and Pakistan
Pakistani actor Kamran Mujahid acting the role of a soldier during a TV serial
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Taliban-fighting soldiers are set for celebrity status with the launch of a multi-million-dollar glossy television drama hailing army victories over militants.
Emotive tales of 11 brave Pakistanis battling an Islamist insurgency that is plaguing Pakistan and neighbouring . . . → Read More: Pakistan army hails anti-Taliban heroes in TV drama