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Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

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Saudi Arabia using Israeli language against Iran, Senator Aitzaz says

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Nawaz Sharif disqualified from party leadership

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US motion to put Pakistan on terror financing watchlist differed

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

Russia will continue to boost Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, says FM Lavrov

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Constitution more supreme to parliament, remarks CJP

China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

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Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading

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Zardari retracts statement calling Rao Anwar ‘brave kid’

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US security services express fear of Pakistan’s nuclear program

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Farooq Sattar backs down; withdraws from selection of Senate candidates

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Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

US, UK joint efforts to put Pakistan on terror watchlist

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Pak Army destroys Indian post targeting innocent civilians along LoC

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Are non-state actors trying to incite war between India and Pakistan?

US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist


TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

1396/12/4 | 15:36
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on the invitation of presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan from February 22 to 23 to participate in the ground-breaking (link-up) ceremonies of Turkmenistan- Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission and fibre optics.   India is part of this project and Indian official will also attend the ceremony. It is amazing that some quarters in Pakistan criticize Iran for its commercial relations ...

Hindu temple opens in Abu Dhabi .. Why the UAE seeks to appease Hindus?

1396/12/2 | 15:36
  The Abu Dhabi government opened the largest Hindu temple in the Middle East on the land of Abu Dhabi, sparking controversy among social networking leaders, who were very surprised by the UAE’s keenness to build temples for Hindus and Buddhists while making extensive restrictions on Muslims themselves. “The construction of the largest Hindu temple on the area of 20 thousand square meters and the cost of millions of dollars is not completed.” This is not a huge building in India nor in any of the Western countries, but a Hindu temple ...

Are non-state actors trying to incite war between India and Pakistan?

1396/11/25 | 15:36
  "Pakistan will pay [back] India in its own coin in case of any misadventure," Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan warned on Tuesday, responding to his Indian counterpart's comments from a day earlier.   Following a militant attack over the weekend on an Indian army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu — which left 10 people dead, including five Indian soldiers and a civilian — the Indian Foreign Minister Nirmala Sitharaman directly blamed Pakistan for the attack, saying: "Pakistan will have to pay for Saturday’s militant attack [...] ...

Kashmir from Nehru to Modi; what’s changed?

1396/11/24 | 15:36
Generations of Kashmir’s people have waited in vain for an end to India’s brutal military occupation and to celebrate their independence and freedom. Alas, seven decades have passed and the deeply-felt objective of standing proudly alongside free nations of the world remains as elusive as ever.   Seventy years of struggle for a free, independent and sovereign Kashmir have instead been marred by countless killings, massacres, rapes and wanton destruction. The story line is no different to that of other freedom campaigns, from South ...

Attack on military base: India threatens to unleash attacks on Pakistan

1396/11/24 | 15:36
  Pakistan will have to pay for Saturday’s militant attack on an Indian army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu, Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman warned on Monday, a day after Islamabad urged New Delhi not to whip up war hysteria. Ms Sitharaman alleged that the attack in Sunjuwan was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed militants. She added that the perpetrators were assisted by Pakistan. Addressing a press conference over the security situation in Jammu, she said JeM chief Masood Azhar was the mastermind of the attack while there was also ...

Attack on Indian base in Occupied Kashmir leaves 12 dead

1396/11/23 | 15:36
  The Indian security forces were conducting a combing operation today after an attack on an army base in India-held Kashmir left ten, including five soldiers, dead, the Asian News International reported. In addition to Indian soldiers, four alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants and a civilian were also killed in the attack. A firefight erupted on Saturday when an unknown number of heavily-armed men stormed the base in Jammu, the second-largest city in the disputed Himalayan region bordering Pakistan. India’s army chief, Bipin Rawat, ...

India vs Pakistan: Would US take another policy U-turn?

1396/11/21 | 15:36
  Washington’s policymakers are aware of Pakistan’s strategic anxieties regarding India’s role in Afghanistan, they are not too pushed to do anything about it.    This is why the cost of losing aid is not so high for Islamabad. And recent moves are hardly going to affect a policy change within this country. Especially given that Chinese economic support is growing and the Russians have already embarked on defence cooperation with us. Furthermore, over the past decade overseas Pakistanis have been sending huge remittances that ...

India’s plan B: Is China-Pakistan conflict possible?

1396/11/20 | 15:36
China on Tuesday urged Pakistan to rapidly bring perpetrators to justice after unidentified gunmen shot at two Chinese nationals in Karachi, killing one of them.   The two Chinese were in their car in an upmarket area on Monday when the attackers in another car opened fire on their vehicle, according to police, describing it as an apparent "targeted attack".   One of the Chinese suffered two bullet wounds to his head and later succumbed to his injuries, the head of the government hospital said.   "The consulate general of ...

Clashes as Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed for 5-year over corruption

1396/11/19 | 15:36
  A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail on Thursday as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court. The court found the two-time former premier guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. Zia, leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), is expected to appeal against the verdict, but it may affect her ability to stand in a general election slated for December. She ...

Saudi gives airspace to Israel-bound flights as ties grow

1396/11/19 | 15:36
  Saudi Arabia has reportedly allowed Israel-bound flights to cross its airspace, an unprecedented move that is attributable to the kingdom's gradual but steady normalization of ties with Tel Aviv, a years-long process accelerated by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's ambitions. Riyadh has apparently agreed to let the flagship Indian carrier Air India to operate direct flights from New Delhi to Tel Aviv and vice versa through the Saudi airspace, cutting the flight duration by two-and-a-half hours, Israeli media reported on Wednesday. Currently, ...

Jadhav now facing trial on terrorism, sabotage charges

1396/11/17 | 15:36
  Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was last year convicted and sentenced to death by a military tribunal for spying, is now undergoing trial on terrorism and sabotage charges, an official told Dawn on Monday. The Pakistan government has, meanwhile, on a number of occasions sought access to 13 Indian officials to ascertain information in the Jadhav case — a fact that is supposedly also mentioned in the counter-memorial submitted at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Pakistan. But New Delhi has remained stubbornly uncooperative. The ...

A herculean task: Can Pakistan resist US hegemony at UN?

1396/11/16 | 15:36
  Pakistan has criticised the aspirants for permanent seats in an expanded UN Security Council – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – for opposing reform of the 15-member body based on the principles of democracy, and vowed to resist any move that serves the interests of a few countries to the detriment of the larger membership. “We will continue to uphold values of democracy, equal opportunity and non-discrimination for as long as it takes, but we will not be complicit in any exercise that places narrow self-serving interests of a ...

Indian confession: The game on Kulbhoshan Jhadav

1396/11/15 | 15:36
One of the most respectable magazines of India, Frontline, has finally admitted India’s role in subversive activities against the interest of Pakistan in the region.    Before, another publicationThe Quint was forced to pull a report from its website that had exposed Jadhav as an agent of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).    A second report confirming Jadhav as Indian Naval officer involved in covert operations in Pakistan gives credence to Islamabad's position that India through one mean or other is trying to create chaos and ...

India latest party to take on China in Southeast Asia, Sea

1396/11/15 | 15:36
  Announcement of US new strategy beside the already-existing border and historical disputes are more and more exhibiting the rivalries between the global powers in the East Asia region.   The new US war strategy has replaced Pakistan with India, motivating Islamabad to move closer to China day by day. Such a closeness has intensified competition between China and India. Now the expansion of the sea domination is being added to the list of the neighbor’s spheres of the contest. Where can these disputes between the world’s most ...

China’s military base in Afghanistan: The real challenge to US and India

1396/11/14 | 15:36
   Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the construction of a military base, Afghan officials say, as it seeks to shore up its fragile neighbour.   The army camp will be built in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor, where witnesses have reported seeing Chinese and Afghan troops on joint patrols.   The freezing, barren panhandle of land – bordering China’s tense Xinjiang region – is so cut off from the rest of ...

Over 63 million women 'missing' across India, government survey says

1396/11/11 | 15:36
A deeply-felt preference for boys has left more than 60 million women statistically "missing" across India, a government survey has found. The government's annual economic survey, presented to parliament on Monday indicated that preference for boys led to over 63 million fewer females due to sex selective abortions and early deaths. A sex ratio of 943 females per 1,000 males has led to the identification of some 63 million "missing" women, it noted. A further 21 million are classed as “unwanted” because birth pattern suggests their parents ...

Is Israel Pakistan’s enemy?

1396/11/9 | 15:36
In the mid-80s Israel and India had secretly planned to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear facility in Kahuta on the outskirts of Islamabad. Israel, which does not share border with Pakistan, was thought to be a part of the plan because it did not want to see an “Islamic bomb.”   The plan was aborted after Pakistan warned that it would target India’s nuclear facilities if Kahuta came under attack. Neither Israel nor India have ever officially acknowledged it, although, there were several private accounts and references in some books, showing ...

At least 2 people shot dead in clashes with Indian police in disputed Kashmir region

1396/11/8 | 15:36
At least two people have been killed after Indian soldiers clashed with demonstrators in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region. Some 200 protesters hurled stone at the troopers as their convoy was passing through Ganovpora village in southern Shopian Hill District, one of the districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting them to open fire on Saturday, police said in a statement, adding that two civilians succumbed to their shot wounds. According to the police statement, a number of other demonstrators sustained injuries, one critically, and were ...

Regional politics: Why is China vocal about Kashmir?

1396/11/5 | 15:36
  Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that China will continue supporting Pakistan on Kashmir dispute as resolution of the issue is crucial for regional peace and security.   Chinese Ambassador was talking to Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday.   Yao Jing said China will continue its cooperation with Pakistan in all fields, adding that Beijing wants to cooperate in small roads and hospitals project for wellbeing of the people, ...

From enemy to friend: Is India seeking to change polices towards Pakistan?

1396/11/4 | 15:36
  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is not working to isolate any nation, nor is the country's foreign policy formulated around Pakistan, Times of India reported.   In an interview with Times Now, the Indian premier said that the suggestion that the country's foreign policy revolves around Pakistan is a "grave injustice".   Instead, he clarified, the policy is "based in the context of India and its relations with the world", Times of India quoted the PM. "It is issue-based. Our foreign policy is ...

PA intelligence chief holds secret meeting in Riyadh

1396/11/3 | 15:36
  Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majed Faraj has held secret meetings with senior Saudi officials in relation to the so-called American ‘deal of the century’, revealed Sunday.   Despite the difference between the PA and Saudi Arabia, said, Riyadh insists on playing a role by organising secret meetings between Palestinian and Saudi officials.   Faraj, one of the prominent PA officials who could likely succeed PA President Mahmoud Abbas, was secretly ...

US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

1396/11/1 | 15:36
  The United States has urged Pakistan not to give sanctuary to terrorist organisations while Pakistan has demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade. The exchange took place Friday at a Security Council meeting on the issue of Afghanistan’s relations with its Central Asia neighbours and the link between peace and security, according to AP. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said the US cannot work with Pakistan if it continues to give sanctuary to terrorist ...

Indian clandestine support for Korean nukes

1396/11/1 | 15:36
The Occident has been accusing Pakistan for alleged nuclear proliferation. Despite the concrete steps taken by Pakistan after the identification of the Dr AQ Khan network in 2004 and establishing security checks and balances comparable to developed countries’ nuclear programs, Pakistan continues to be whipped and sordid assumptions are made of ragtag militia making away with nuclear devices from Pakistan’s arsenal and threatening the world.   With the rise of North Korean nuclear devices and the war of words between US President Donald ...

A Jewish plot: Pushing India against China, Pakistan and Iran

1396/10/29 | 15:36
  Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has warned the Muslim world that the emerging nexus between the United States, Israel and India is a major threat to the ummah.   According to a press release issued by the Senate secretariat on Wednesday, Mr Rabbani sounded the warning while addressing the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Countries (PUIC) being held in Tehran.   He said that Pakistan strongly opposed the US attempt to alter the legal and historical status of Al Quds, adding that the move was a blatant ...

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile: New Delhi

1396/10/29 | 15:36
  India says it has successfully test-fired its longest-range nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a move that could be perceived as provocative by nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and China. According to a statement released by the Indian Defense Ministry, the three-stage, 17-meter-long, two-meter-wide Agni-5 ICBM was fired from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha at around 9:53 a.m. local time on Thursday (0423 GMT). The statement said that the home-grown missile had a strike range of ...

Saudis wasting billions by buying outdated weapons from US: Analyst

1396/10/29 | 15:36
The United States is selling useless, outdated weapons to Saudi Arabia which is thus wasting billions of dollars on these purchases, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana. Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday. The US State Department has approved a possible $500-million sale of missile system support services to Saudi Arabia in defiance of global calls for Washington to stop providing ...

Modi and Netanyahu may get along great, but there are serious limitations to India-Israel relations

1396/10/28 | 15:36
  The Israeli prime minister may want closer ties with India as the situation in Palestine deteriorates, but that’s not going to be easy.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will commence his return visit to India on Sunday, January 14, within six months of Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel. Modi’s trip had been the first visit of an Indian prime minister to the Jewish state, nearly 70 years after the state came into being and 25 years after India established diplomatic ties with it.   The last quarter of a century has ...

Netanyahu: $500mn Israel-India arms deal 'back on track'

1396/10/28 | 15:36
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says military officials accompanying him on a "very important" trip to India have managed to get "back on track" a $500 million arms deal that New Delhi had recently called off. Nearly a month ago India announced that it was dumping a contract for 8,000 Spike anti-tank missiles made by Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael in favor of developing a domestic alternative called Nag. "Following talks I have held with my friend, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian government has informed us that ...

Saudi politicization of holy places is unislamic, we will continue to oppose

1396/10/27 | 15:36
  There is an ambiance of religious proscribe in the Islamic World due to Saudi regime’s use of holy places Mecca and Madinah in its dirty politics.   This was the crux came out in the one day conference on politicization of holy places in Saudi Arabia. All India Tanzeem Ulama e Islam (AITUI) called the conference. The Conference was co organised with ‘Global Campaign to End Saudi politicization of Holy Places’. There was a huge crowd in Ghalib Academy in Hazrat Nizamuddin area of Delhi to listen the clerics and scholar on the issue. ...

Israel prepares for air bridge to India over Saudi Arabia

1396/10/27 | 15:36
Air India has signed a contract with Israeli airlines El Al to launch direct flights between Delhi and Tel Aviv, passing through the Saudi skies, reported Tuesday. Citing a report by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, said that the two airlines signed the contract in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India. Yedioth Ahronoth said that Netanyahu’s visit to India aimed to reach deals related to energy, technology, cinema and other sectors, noting that the “air bridge through Saudi ...

Don’t forget old friends to make new one

1396/10/27 | 15:36
  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a three day visit to India. His tour will start from January 15, he will remain in India till January 18.    About this visit, Acharya Pramod Krishnam has said that India should follow it’s traditional policy. He said that India has always supported Palestine but PM Narendra Modi is having proximity with Israel which is against the traditional policy that India followed.   He said that while making new friends we shouldn’t create a rift with our old friends. He questioned ...

Pakistan’s ruthless response to US: Why is India worried?

1396/10/27 | 15:36
  Regretting how the United States downplays India’s aggressive posturing along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan on Monday called for “ruthlessly candid dialogue” with Washington to remove all types of misconceptions and misunderstandings.     The minister’s statement triggered a debate on the foreign policy issues during which the members both from the ruling coalition and the opposition termed it “insufficient” and “confusing statement”.   The members ...

Inciting Pakistan: Is India inviting conventional war with Pakistan?

1396/10/26 | 15:36
  Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has threatened to intensify military operations in occupied Kashmir to suppress freedom struggle and to pile up pressure on Pakistan.   In an interview with Press Trust of India, General Bipin said he favored ramping up military offensive to pile up heat on Pakistan to, what he said, ‘stop cross-border terrorism’.   He said political initiative must go hand-in-hand with military operations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir to bring peace.   Gen. Rawat said the Indian armed forces ...

Netanyahu in India: A dangerous alliance against Pakistan

1396/10/25 | 15:36
  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for the first visit by an Israeli leader to India in 15 years, promising closer ties with the regional power.   The visit marks 25 years since India and Israel established diplomatic relations, but comes just weeks after India voted in favour of a United Nations resolution denouncing United States President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.   Netanyahu and his wife Sara were welcomed at the international airport in New Delhi by Indian ...

Netanyahu Visits India: Muslims Burn Israeli Effigies in Protest

1396/10/25 | 15:36
  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in New Delhi on Sunday for a six-day visit which comes a few weeks after India voted to nullify the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the UN General Assembly.   Scores of Muslims have taken part in a rally in New Delhi to say “no” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming visit to India.   During the rally, the protesters set an effigy plastered with Netanyahu pictures on fire. Anti-Israeli protests were also held in about 1,000 villages ...

CIA Chief secretly visits India and Afghanistan to make new plots

1396/10/22 | 15:36
  United States Central Intelligence Agency’s chief Mike Pompeo has arrived in the region on a secret mission under which he first visited India and then went to Afghanistan, in what appeared to design new plots against Pakistan.   Urdu Daily Jang has reported that DCI Pompeo had travelled to India in a special plane. He had lunch with Indian officials at Hyderabad House and after some meetings flew to Afghanistan along with Indian RAW chief. Indian-based CIA station chief and US defense attaché and other officials also accompanied ...

Unending bloodshed in Kashmir: Why is not India on watch list?

1396/10/21 | 15:36
  Pakistan has asked the United States why India was not on Washington’s ‘special watch list on the issue of religious freedom’ despite unending bloodshed in held Kashmir and grave violation of minorities’ rights, diplomatic sources said.   Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Pakistan had presented its case to the US , challenging the ‘discriminatory’ watch list .     If someone has to be put on that list , it is India . They are the ones who have been killing the Kashmiris and butchering ...

Would  Quint confession about Jhadav give Pakistan an upper hand in ICJ?

1396/10/20 | 15:36
The Quint had declared Pakistan’s claim that Kulbhushan was an India spy as true. The newspaper revealed that two RAW agents threatened Jadhav’s parents to not talk about their son’s detention in Pakistan with anyone, and exposed the fact that Jadhav possessed two passports with different identities.   Now, the Quint has retracted the story, stating that it rechecking some of the information mentioned in the article.Considering the shady circumstances surrounding this, it would be reaching to say that the retraction of the article ...

Kashmir and Palestine are punchbags for their occupiers

1396/10/20 | 15:36
  Kashmir and Palestine are two nations with too long a history but too small a geography. A history of mass-historical blunders; of occupation and oppression; of resistance and rebellion; of angst and determination; of hope and despair; of nation and nationhood; and of belief and belongings.   A geography whose walls of blood and horror are viewed as an exhibit in a case by outsiders but have no windows to the outside world; an odd conjecture yet fitting for Kashmir and Palestine. What broadly connects the two nations and elucidates ...

Triple Talaq Bill: Are the Muslim women being cheated?

1396/10/18 | 15:36
  The eight state assembly elections looming on the political parties and what could be a better opportunity to toss the age-old Triple Talaq issue on the table than by introducing a thoroughly unsound bill?   It’s disconcerting to see hordes and hordes of Muslim women out on streets hailing the Triple Talaq Bill without sparing a second to foresee what the bill holds for the Muslim families as a whole in the very close future.   The latest development on the Triple Talaq Bill   The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights ...

India in own trap: Pakistan’s master plan on Jhadav

1396/10/17 | 15:36
  Kulbhushan Jadhav has said he saw fears in the eyes of his mother and wife, and that the accompanying Indian diplomat was threatening and shouting at his mother after his December 25 meeting with them in Islamabad.     In a new video message, screened by the Foreign Office for reporters on Thursday, the self-confessed Indian spy also expressed annoyance over repeated denial by the Indian authorities over his association with the country’s secret agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).     Jadhav, however, said ...

Greater game: The alliance of India-US and Israel against Pakistan

1396/10/15 | 15:36
India is to buy 131 surface-to-air missiles from Israel in a $70 million deal, the defence ministry announced Tuesday ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   The Barak missiles made by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are to be used for India’s first aircraft carrier which is under construction.Netanyahu will lead a business delegation to India on a four day trip expected in mid-January.     Israel has become a major defence supplier to India, selling an average of $1 billion of military equipment ...

Afghanistan in focus of Pakistan, China and India's economic strategies

1396/10/15 | 15:36
Some rivals are trying to set up roadblocks ahead of Beijing in a bid to shatter the Asian economic power’s dominance dreams.   Amid rapid economic development in China which is relentlessly seeking an upper hand in the global markets, some rivals are trying to set up roadblocks ahead of Beijing in a bid to shatter the Asian economic power’s dominance dreams. It appears that two important projects can reshape the pattern of the future economic games in Asia region.   The first one is the China-Pakistan economic corridor, which ...

India’s lowest caste protest in Mumbai

1396/10/14 | 15:36
Demonstrators from India's lowest caste blocked roads and railways across Mumbai on Wednesday in protest against violence involving Hindu nationalist groups at an event commemorating a 200-year-old battle. Members of the Dalit community obstructed roads, damaged buses and marched down railway tracks, delaying train services which are the lifeline of India's bustling financial capital. Some schools and business opted to close as a precaution while the city's famous lunchbox delivery men, called "Dabbawalas", also cancelled their services. The ...

NSAs meeting: Is there any given and take on Jhadav’s release?

1396/10/11 | 15:36
  The National Security Advisors (NSAs) of Pakistan and India had met in Bangkok a day after the mother and wife of the self-confessed Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav met him in Islamabad on December 25, the Indian media reported on Sunday.   The venue and date of the meeting between Lt General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval were, however, not linked to issues relating Jadhav’s meeting with his wife and mother, The Indian Express reported.   It had been decided between the two sides earlier ...

A diplomatic blunder: The end of US supremacy in South Asia

1396/10/10 | 15:36
  Tillerson’s Oped in New York Times titled “I am proud of our diplomacy” hits at many birds with one stone, implicating Pakistan, along with China, Russia and North Korea.   Tillerson’s advice on Pakistan is nothing we haven’t heard in the last few months- repeated remarks have been made since President Trump’s speech on Pakistan late august- with the scathing The National Security Strategy report-Pakistan has had enough reminders and patronising advice on how it needs to sacrifice more. It seems that US might itself be ...

A family meeting of a spy: Did Pakistan violate human rights?

1396/10/9 | 15:36
  Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday claimed that Pakistan ‘violated human rights’ of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family when they were in Pakistan recently on a meeting with Jadhav, as reported by Times of India.   While addressing the Indian Parliament, Swaraj accused Pakistan of using the emotional reunion after 22 months as a propaganda tool, adding that there was ‘violation after violation of human rights’ by the Pakistani authorities.   She said that Pakistan made Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife ...

Kulbhoshan affair: What did India try to convey to his top spy?

1396/10/8 | 15:36
  Pakistan will share the details of Chetankul Jadhav’s shoes’ investigations with India when the report of forensic examination arrives, diplomatic sources said.   Pakistani authorities had sent Chetankul Jadhav’s shoes for forensic examination after finding some “metal” object.She was asked to remove the shoes and use another pair as she went in the Foreign Office to meet her husband Kulbushan Jadhav , – convicted for terrorism in Pakistan .   Pakistan claims the shoes had a metal object, which could possibly ...

Kulbhushan conundrum: The marvellous madness called diplomacy

1396/10/7 | 15:36
  Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav met his mother, Avanti and his wife, Chetankul at the Agha Shahi block of the Foreign Office at the capital’s Constitution Avenue. The Monday meeting was no ordinary event by any standard. It is hard to predict how India would have reacted had they captured a Pakistani spy with similar credentials.      Jadhav, a serving Indian Navy commander was arrested on 3 March 2016 in a counter-intelligence operation in Balochistan. Hussain Mubarak Patel was effectively his nom de guerre. During interrogation, ...

Backdoor diplomacy: Would Pakistan set Kulbhoshan Jhadav free?

1396/10/5 | 15:36
  Foreign Office has said hanging Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav does not suit Pakistan as his existence will keep the case alive.   Pakistan is in no hurry to execute the Indian spy as he still has his mercy appeal pending before the army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, FO spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal told journalists at a briefing Sunday.   He said: “Even if the army chief rejects his appeal, he can still file another appeal to President [Mamnoon Hussain]. The army chief can take a decision in minutes or years. Same is the ...