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TTP picks a books writer as new chief

Germany back in the race with 2-1 win against Sweden

Women tied to trees and raped for days: ICC files

Netanyahu Held Secret Talks With Saudi Prince Salman in Amman

Ramzan Mengal among four ASWJ leaders cleared to contest Elections

Hajj observation committee condemns Saudi ban on Qataris and Syrians

Political rise of Barelvism: Can powerful TLP replace Deobandi political parties?

Nominees of terror groups plan to run in Pakistani election

Why the PTI must win?

Is Ahmed Shahzad a drug addict?

AIOU’s M.Phil Mass Comm workshop begins on July 2

Dirty politics: Did corrupt elite hijack PTI?

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal: Activist

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

Is Nawaz Sharif a real estate Tycoon of UK?

Pakistani teenager Raza conducts coin toss in Brazil-Costa Rica game

21-year-old girl kidnapped, raped in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Hadeed

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

An overt threat: For Pakistan Trump sends more sticks without carrots

Why does everyone want to win Karachi?

Croatia crushes Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Pak offers 308 stipends to S. Lankan students

Elections 2018: PML-N expects 110, PTI 79 Punjab NA seats

Fanatics in politics: MML claims 185 provincial, 80 NA candidates for elections

A dynasty towards end : Zaeem Qadri says can't polish Hamza's boots

Punjab minister relieved of education ministry

One person displaced in every two seconds in 2017: UNHCR

Panama Papers: What does new leak say about Pakistanis

CPEC 2018 Summit: Is CPEC the next East India Company?

A camel under mountain: NAB to probe scam involving DHA, Bahria Town, CDA

Spain Narrowly Defeat Iran in 2018 World Cup

Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

Kusloom Nawaz is dead, Nawaz hiding for political gains: Claims indicivil blog

HEC Launches Online Scholarship Disbursement Portal

Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Can election commission sustain pressure on outlawed terrorist groups?

How a beggar reached to a Iran bound flight?

Who rigs polls in Pakistan and how?

Malala's unseen controversial pictures at Oxford University

Guns on Pakistan shoulder: The Price of Mullah Fazullah's death

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

England post new ODI record of highest total 481-6

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

Transgenders school in Faisalabad provides free education, technical training

Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

Who has a better chance in polls?

Saudi World Cup team´s plane suffers mystery engine fire

Nadra's data breach: A well conceived plan for Pre-poll rigging

No end of honor killing : Another Teen girl shot dead for ‘honour’

Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

A surprise visit: Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

UK PM, Bin Salman Discuss Confronting Iran

Punjab CM Askari takes notice, demands report on bus hostess murder case

ECP should cancel registration of Rah-i-Haq Party – by Aamir Hussaini

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

31 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

Reham claims PTI scared of her book's contents

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

World Cup 2018: Mexico upset defending champs Germany 1-0

Has PTI closed her doors for Ch.Nisar Ali Khan?

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

India should seriously consider 'limited war' with Pakistan: BJP leader

The end of Fazlullah

Did someone attempt to poison Kusloom Nawaz?

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold out for draw

At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

Mullah Fazlullah: Ruthless TTP chief who green-lighted 2014 Peshawar carnage

Ronaldo hat-trick earns Portugal draw with Spain in thriller

Pakistan celebrates Eid with religious zeal and fervour

“Saudi Arabia must not purchase Russian S-400”; Washington threatens its ally with sanctions

State terrorism: India'Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari gunned down

Dynasties, old and new: How Imran Khan disappointed his workers?

UN on Kashmir: Would mere statement enough to stop Genocide of Kashmiris?

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Battling depression in educational institutes

Saudi-led warships doomed to destruction: Yemen’s Navy

Kulsoom Nawaz in Critical condition after Cardiac arrest: Maryam asks for prayers

Soccer diplomacy: Is Putin looking for a thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

US drone strike reportedly kills senior TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan

Fortifying speculations of death: Saudi crown prince absent from King Salman meeting with 24 princes

MWM Chief hosts Iftar party in honour of ambassadors of Muslim countries

UN agency hopes to win reprieve for Afghan refugees

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Musharraf barred from contesting election

A book against Imran Khan: Is it a last weapon against PTI chief?

NA-247: A dictator, a mayor, an activist – who deserves Karachi’s hot seat?

Five Pakistani students graduate from South Asian University in New Delhi

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A Test of nerves for Afghanistan in debut against India

India


Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi

1397/3/30 | 13:45
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, celebrated satirist and humourist, passed away in Karachi Today. The 95-year-old wordsmith par excellence had been suffering from a protracted ailment. He had been born on August 4, 1923, in the Tonk district of Rajasthan, India. After Partition, he migrated to Karachi in 1956. Yousufi, a banker by profession, was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1999 and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2002 — the highest literary honour given by the government to civilians. His Chiraagh Talay (1961) had established him as a humorist who knew ...

India should seriously consider 'limited war' with Pakistan: BJP leader

1397/3/27 | 13:45
A leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and former Indian minister for occupied Kashmir has said that the Modi government should seriously consider a limited war with Pakistan to teach the Muslim country a lesson, reported The Economic Times. “Time has come to make the cost of military engagement of any kind with India unaffordable for Pakistan and for that a limited war with Pakistan, which several military strategists have recommended, should be seriously considered and that too at the earliest,” Chaudhry Lal Singh was quoted ...

State terrorism: India'Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari gunned down

1397/3/25 | 13:45
Unidentified attackers on Thursday gunned down senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar, according to reports. According to reports, Bukhari’s personal security officer also got critically injured in the attack. Bukhari was attacked by armed assailants in Press Colony near Lal Chowk in Srinagar, following which he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His personal security officer also later died in the attack. According to officials, Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving ...

UN on Kashmir: Would mere statement enough to stop Genocide of Kashmiris?

1397/3/25 | 13:45
The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, “to consider establishing a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to conduct a comprehensive independent international investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir.” The request of human rights chief –after ...

A Test of nerves for Afghanistan in debut against India

1397/3/23 | 13:45
 Shaken by the horrors of war, Afghanistan will take a mighty step in cricket history when captain Asghar Stanikzai leads his team out for their first ever Test match against India on Thursday.   Conflict has scarred virtually every member of the team and they are impoverished compared with their opponents, the world's wealthiest cricket nation. But Stanikzai said they are determined to show their rise to a Test nation less than two decades after being recognised by the International Cricket Council in 2001 is merited. "It's a great moment ...

The spy pigeons: Is India making it a laughing stock?

1397/3/22 | 13:45
  Indian police claimed on Monday that they have nabbed another Pakistani 'spy pigeon' near Indo-Pak international border. According to the Times of India, the Ajnala police will get a Pak pigeon X-rayed to rule out the possibility of any coded message or miniscule spying object hidden in pigeons body. The pigeon had landed near Shahpur post of Border Security Force near Indo Pak international border and was later handed over to the police. Police inspector Paramvir Singh said the pigeon was handed over to them by the BSF and they would ...

India’s Nayara Energy to cut Iran oil imports

1397/3/22 | 13:45
India’s Nayara Energy – one of the country’s biggest buyers of crude oil from Iran – has unveiled a plan for a major reduction in oil imports from Iran in the wake of returning US sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Reuters quoted unnamed officials as saying that Nayara Energy – previously known as Essar Oil – would slash its oil imports from Iran by almost a half. "Nayara will be lifting about 40-50 percent less than the average volumes, limiting its intake of Iranian oil to about 3-4 million barrels in a month," Reuters quoted ...

Israel agents trained India commandos leading Sikh temple raid

1397/3/20 | 13:45
Commandos who conducted one of India’s most controversial military raids against a militant Sikh group were trained by Israeli Mossad agents, an Indian paper has reported. Writing for India Today to mark the raid on one of the most sacred sites in the Sikh tradition, Prabhash K Dutta claims that the attack known as “Operation Blue Star” was conducted by Indian commandos trained by Israeli agents when India refused to have any diplomatic ties with Israel. The commandos who entered the Golden Temple on 6 June 1984, Dutta says, were part ...

State backed violence: Did Modi Govt give new impetus to Kashmir freedom struggle?

1397/3/13 | 13:45
Government forces in India-held Kashmir fired shotgun pellets and tear gas at hundreds of mourners on Saturday during a funeral march for a man, Qaiser Amin Bhat, killed after he was run over by a paramilitary vehicle during a protest. Bhat was critically injured on Friday and died overnight in a hospital after a paramilitary armoured vehicle crushed at least two men during an anti-India protest. The incident is a reminder of a similar episode last year when Indian forces tied a man to a jeep and paraded him across the countryside. While Indian ...

India to buy Israeli anti-tank missiles

1397/3/13 | 13:45
India, in a bid to shore-up its anti-tank capabilities, is expected to place an order for Israeli manufactured ‘Spike’ missiles to enhance its anti-armour capabilities against Pakistan, reported the Times of India.   The Indian military plans to buy the missile as a fill-in measure till it domestically develops a missile of similar capabilities, which is expected to take three years. The source, speaking to the Indian publication, said the purchase proposal is in its latter stages and is awaiting the approval of the Indian government. The ...

Impressed by Koreas: Are Pakistan and India serious to step on Peace process?

1397/3/10 | 13:45
  The decision to restore a ceasefire across the Line of Control and Working Boundary is significant. Violence across the LoC and Working Boundary has been unacceptably frequent and intense in recent weeks, constituting a pattern of ebb and flow in the exchange of fire and the trading of allegations between India and Pakistan that had threatened to spiral out of control. With a month-long ceasefire declared by the Indian government inside occupied Kashmir seemingly already in effect, and now the militaries on both sides pledging to “exercise ...

If putting Nawaz Sharif behind bars was not the plan already, it may soon be

1397/3/6 | 13:45
Controlled democracy was working just fine and the possibility of a breakthrough with India wasn’t exactly high. In any case, there’s always the, ah, fallback option if it looks like there’s a danger of peace breaking out between India and Pakistan. But someone wasn’t able to leave good enough alone. And look at the mess it’s created. This is not normal. We’re all slightly loopy and a little crazy even at the best of times, but there’s a shuddering dysfunction at the heart of everything political at the moment. The only thing ...

Civilian-Military tussle: Would Durrani's book open new Pandora box?

1397/3/6 | 13:45
  Two former spy chiefs across the seemingly unbridgeable Pakistan-India divide in conversation with a writer was an unusual enough premise for a book. Guaranteed to draw widespread interest and likely to stir debate if the subjects of the book offered candour instead of guarded comments, Spy Chronicles appears to have led to more controversy than either the Indian or the Pakistani state seem willing to accept. Retired Gen Asad Durrani, the ISI chief between August 1990 and March 1992, and embroiled in the Mehrangate election rigging ...

Spilling the beans: Would GHQ take action against Ex-ISI chief?

1397/3/5 | 13:45
The Army summoned the former chief of the country’s premier intelligence agency to offer an explanation over a controversial book he co-authored with a former Indian intelligence chief. Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani co-authored the book ‘Spy Chronicles’ with Amarjit Singh Dulat, former head of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), and Indian journalist Aditya Sinha. In a social media post early Saturday morning, the military’s media wing said Durrani has been summoned to the ...

Fallout of Nawaz Sharif’s statement

1397/2/27 | 13:45
  Disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has dropped a bombshell without realising where he has dropped and its possible fallout, internally and externally. Besides, timing of the statement on 2008 Mumbai attack, and the controversy which has emerged as a result of reaction and counter-reaction has further complicated the situation. Just 24 hours after the National Security Committee (NSC), comprising top civil and military leadership, completely rejected his statement as misleading, the former premier in a rare counter-reaction rejected ...

Pak-Afghan thaw: Can China bring neighbors close?

1397/2/27 | 13:45
  China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighboring countries improve their strained bilateral ties. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing told an unofficial conference of government representatives and experts from the three countries in Islamabad on Tuesday that Beijing had initiated the trilateral vice foreign ministers-level dialogue in 2015.   He said that since then, several rounds of talks have taken place, ...

Nawaz Sharif on a suicide mission?

1397/2/26 | 13:45
  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s scandalous statement has pushed the PML-N in complete disarray at a time when the general elections are just round the corner. Generally considered as endorsement of Indian stance and negation of Pakistan’s policy on the issue of Mumbai attacks, the statement is being clarified and even denied to some degree by top leaders of the PML-N, including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. However, Nawaz Sharif not only owns the statement, but also insists that ...

Nawaz's new Narrative: Is it an attempt to appease India?

1397/2/24 | 13:45
  Nawaz Sharif's recent interview has done just that – hit the same nerve exposed in the so-called Dawn Leaks scandal, the same one that seems to be the crux of his disagreement with the military. This time however, the reaction has been much more frenzied. The veracity of his statements is bygone matter at this moment. His claim, the Pakistani military trains and supports armed groups against India, and those who took part in the Mumbai attack, is one of those statements that not many will agree to in public, but behind closed doors ...

3rd Indian teen raped, burned alive in one week

1397/2/22 | 13:45
A 16-year-old girl has been raped and burned alive in central India - the third such incident to shake the country over the past week. Police said Friday that the sexual assault took place in Jujharpur village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh state. The girl's cousin informed the main accused that the victim was at home alone, and then the accused barged in and raped her, according to police reports. The 26-year-old attacker, identified as Ravi Chadhar, poured kerosene on her and set the girl alight after the victim said she would tell ...

Indian PM in Nepal as rivalry with China heats up

1397/2/21 | 13:45
  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal Today for a two-day visit aiming to reset strained relations between India and its small northern neighbor. Modi landed in the southern city of Janakpur where he will offer prayers at a famed Hindu temple. He will later travel to Kathmandu to inaugurate the construction of an India-funded hydropower plant with his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli. The visit is the latest in a series of goodwill gestures by New Delhi, which has been alarmed by China's growing influence in Nepal. In ...

Would NAB's blunder give a new life line to Nawaz Sharif

1397/2/20 | 13:45
  If National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Tuesday’s press release was a blunder, the Bureau’s clarification issued on the subject on Wednesday is nothing less than a howler. It’s unbelievable to know through the NAB’s latest clarification that the media report, on the basis of which the NAB chairman Tuesday initiated action against Nawaz Sharif for alleged money laundering of $4.9 billion to India, was published on February 1, 2018. It means it took the NAB and its chairman almost 100 days to ponder over the said media report ...

India shrine issues fatwa against Jinnah following AMU clashes

1397/2/19 | 13:45
  Amid clashes over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India, the popular Dargah-e-Aala Hazrat (shrine of Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday issued a fatwa against the founder of Pakistan and directed the Muslim population of the country not to support him, reported India.com. According to the spokesperson of the shrine, Maulana Shahabuddin, “Jinnah was responsible for the partition of the country and no Muslim in India should stand in his support.” “Jinnah is a leader of ...

Rising struggle for freedom: Kashmir on the tip of Ice-berg

1397/2/18 | 13:45
  The recurring bouts of Kashmir violence that had seemed to have reached an ebb over the past weeks, were roused with a tumultuous roar with what is reported as one of the more vicious cases of Indian aggression in India-held Kashmir.   It is a testament of the imperative self-determination of the people where residents took to the streets across southern Kashmir shouting slogans demanding an end to Indian rule. The ensuing coercive quelling by government forces who fired live ammunition, pellet guns and tear gas speaks to the ...

‘India upset at improvement in Pak-Russia defence ties’

1397/2/17 | 13:45
    Russia could back Pakistan and turn on India if it continues to trade with the West as Moscow and Islamabad pledge to improve defence ties, it has been claimed in a report published in Express newspaper, New Delhi has placed large orders with Vladimir Putin but has previously done so under the condition Russia does not sell certain arms to Pakistan, said the paper, adding that India’s 2016 £4.1 billion ($5.5 billion) S-400 surface-to-air missile deal was signed under these terms, said the report. Express on Sunday quoted ...

Is militancy returning to Srinagar?

1397/2/10 | 13:45
  On April 29, suspected armed rebels shot at 30-year-old Zubair Parray, a former policeman-turned BJP activist, at 20.35 (IST) in the heart of India-held Kashmir, Srinagar. Earlier on April 25, a group of unidentified armed men attacked a guard of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police’s 13 battalion near Goripora, Hyder­pora, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Soon after the attack, police said the “militants decamped with 4 service rifles of policemen”. The act of weapon snatching was perhaps a reminder that militancy is making a comeback ...

Joint economic project with India: Is China back-stabbing Pakistan?

1397/2/9 | 13:45
In a move that could upset Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to undertake a joint India-China economic project in Afghanistan at their first informal summit here, official sources said. The understanding was reached between the two leaders during the two-day informal summit which concluded today, they said. As per the understanding, officials of both sides will identify the project in following up discussions and work out modalities ..   This will be a first such project in the war-torn ...

Pak-Indian militaries to conduct first-ever drills together

1397/2/6 | 13:45
  Pakistani and Indian forces, for the first time, will conduct drills together as both the countries have announced to participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be held in in Russia’s Ural Mountains in August this year. The exercise , “Peace Mission 2018”, a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), will focus on counter-terrorism operations in which eight countries, including Pakistan, India, China, Russia will participate. Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reportedly made an official announcement ...

The myth of surgical strike on Pakistan: How Modi fooled the India?

1397/1/31 | 13:45
  Hopes that Modi might adopt a slightly different election strategy this time – one that would not centre around a very hostile position on Pakistan – have, unfortunately, been dashed by the Indian prime minister himself. Resurrecting the ghost of the imaginary ‘surgical strike’ from a year ago, that too in the UK, is clearly a chest thumping exercise on the international stage meant to impress the voter back home. And it is not too difficult to understand why he could do as he wished in London. PM May does not cut a very impressive ...

MWM slams criminal silence of international community against Indian atrocities

1397/1/31 | 13:45
  Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari has denounced the international community over their criminal silence against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.   “WE salute oppressed people of Kashmir over their unwavering struggle for liberation of their land and people from the occupation of India,” he said in a statement. Allama Raja Nasir further said that MWM would continue to back Kashmiris. He called for a media movement to highlight the sufferings of Kashmiris due to brutal actions ...

The Chankia accusation: Is Pakistan inciting Khalistan movement?

1397/1/29 | 13:45
  Pakistan on Tuesday categorically rejected Indian allegations of “attempts to incite Indian pilgrims” on the issue of ‘Khalistan.’ “By spreading such falsehoods, India has chosen to deliberately stoke further controversy around the visit of Sikh pilgrims, currently attending the Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies in Pakistan,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office. It said Pakistan welcomes Hindu and Sikh pilgrims from all over the world, including India.   As always, Pakistani authorities have made arrangements ...

The Indo-Iran Syndrome & Pakistan

1397/1/28 | 13:45
  India’s strategic posturing in the IOR continues unabated. Its acquisition of bases/port facilities at Duqm, Oman and Chahbahar, Iran in particular pose real threats to Pakistan and its interests in the region. These positions straddle the Hormuz Straits and place Pakistan’s SLOCs and Mekran Coast within Indian strategic reach. The Indo-Iran Defense Pact of 2003 accentuates these threats manifold. The strategic environment thus continues to unravel ominously. Pakistan must get into serious contingency planning at all appropriate ...

The Sham democracy: Why is India still sleeping on rape of a minor in Kashmir?

1397/1/26 | 13:45
  A bright looking eight-year old girl belonging to a Muslim nomadic tribe in Indian-administered Kashmir goes missing in the new year. On 17 January, her battered body is recovered from a forest in Kathua district. Through February, police arrest eight men, including a retired government official, four policemen and a juvenile, in connection with the gang rape and murder of the girl. Even as this heinous crime shook humanity to the core, young Asifa Bano’s untimely death failed at first to elicit censure from Indian Prime Minister ...

Rape of Kashmiri girl: Would UN awake on Kashmir issue?

1397/1/25 | 13:45
Eight men accused in the gang-rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl who were protected by ministers and lawyers loyal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have seized the attention of millions as rage continued to course across India on Friday at the horror of what the little girl suffered. Mr Modi, in a message, called it a shame for any civilised society after opposition groups, including a large candlelight vigil by Congress President Rahul, demanded a statement from him. They asked Mr Modi to ...

US tells Indian daily that Pakistan took steps against terrorists

1397/1/21 | 13:45
  United States Department of State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Alice Wells in an interview to India’s The Hindu newspaper acknowledged that Pakistan had taken steps against terrorists but called for more “sustainable and irreversible” actions.   The United States “fully supports” the peace process that led to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit to Kabul this week and hopes that for a “more productive exchange” of views between India and Pakistan as well, says a senior ...

India and policy of recycling militants in Kashmir

1397/1/16 | 13:45
  These days the news of youngsters joining militancy in Kashmir is quite common. In most of the cases Indian security forces track them somewhere in rural areas and after a few hours of encounter, they are being targeted. Attacking the civilians of the region during encounter is also a routine. Just a couple of days after the brutal killing of 17 Palestinian on land day – 30th March - at Gaza border, 17 Kashmiri people lost their lives during different encounters in south of the valley; 13 of them militants and 4 civilians. The encounters ...

Against compiling of weapons: Is Ahsan Iqbal speaking language of India?

1397/1/13 | 13:45
  Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said the accumulation of weapons is useless unless the country is not economically strong. Speaking to the media in Narowal, Punjab on Sunday, Iqbal stressed the need of an improved economy to battle competition in the region and world. The Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) leader emphasised that if political instability causes the economy to crash – a burden of which investments may not survive. Reminiscing the ruling party’s start of tenure, he said the world viewed Pakistan as a dangerous ...

Cold blooded murders: Indian troops martyr 20 Youth in Occupied Kashmir

1397/1/13 | 13:45
  Indian security forces killed at least three civilians and wounded about 70 in India held Kashmir on Sunday when hundreds of people tried to prevent them from carrying out operations against suspected militants, police and residents said. At least 17 other people, including 13 suspected militants , were killed in gunbattles during the day in southern Kashmir, police officials said, the worst violence in the region this year. When hundreds of people came out on the streets of Kachdoora village in Shopian district to try to halt a gunbattle ...

US sanctions on Pakistan: A plan to leave Pakistan out of NSG race

1397/1/7 | 13:45
According to a list prepared by the US Bureau of Industry and Security, seven Pakistani companies for their alleged involvement in nuclear trade ostensibly pose a threat to the security and interests of the US The foreign office needs to work diligently on the issue at hand. At the same time, it is not only foreign office that should control the damage. Considering the fact that there exists a consistent camping – backed by India and supported by the US – to question Pakistan’s nuclear security, the government of Pakistan needs to investigate ...

Bodies of 39 Indian workers kidnapped by Daesh found in Iraq

1397/1/1 | 13:45
  The bodies of 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq in 2014 by Daesh Takfiri terrorists have been found in a mass grave, India's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sushma Swaraj told the upper house of parliament the workers had been murdered by Daesh. Their bodies had been found in the grave in the village of Badush northwest of the city of Mosul and taken to a local organisation for DNA testing. "Yesterday they told us that 38 samples had matched. The 39th had a partial match as he didn't have any immediate family," said Swaraj. The ...

Why did Pakistani woman meet Indian cricketer Shami in Dubai?

1396/12/29 | 13:45
  The domestic spat between Indian pacer Muhammad Shami and his wife Hasin Jehan took an ugly turn when Hasin accused him of having relations with a woman belonging to Pakistan. Hasin claimed that Shami met a Pakistani girl named Alishba and even took money from her during his stay in Dubai. Alishba later confessed meeting Shami, however denied giving any money to the Indian player. According to Indian media, the girl proclaimed herself as Shami’s fan and admitted meeting him after he arrived in Dubai from South Africa tour. She further ...

India forces continue to use inflammable chemical in IOK

1396/12/27 | 13:45
  In Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), forces continue to use “Israel-made chemical substance to destroy houses and burn bodies of Kashmiri youth during search operations in the region”. The troops used a highly inflammable chemical compound, RD 2PNG, to destroy houses in Balhama area of Khonmoh on the outskirts of Srinagar. On June 22, 2017, charred bodies of three youth were also recovered from the debris of a house, burnt by Indian forces in Kakpora of Pulwama district. A similar incident took place on October 14, 2017, when troops ...

Surgical strike again: Is India really carry out a surgical strike on Pakistan?

1396/12/27 | 13:45
  Rumours of a ‘surgical strike’ against Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) have started to circulate in New Delhi where the Indian media and Indian former officials tell The News that Pakistan recalling its High Commissioner for “consultations” for an indefinite period, and the claims of both sides of harassment of their senior diplomats has taken a very “serious” turn, but talk of “surgical strike” is nothing new. Though officially, there is no talk of these strikes in the present scenario, Indian sources speaking ...

At daggers drawn: Is Pakistan going to close diplomatic mission in India?

1396/12/26 | 13:45
  Despite the offstage meetings between the National Security Advisers of Pakistan and India, a mitigation of hostilities between the two countries is nowhere in sight. The escalation by the Indian side from ‘talks over bullets’ to ‘talks and bullets’ has now reached the stage of ‘disproportionate bombardment’ with high caliber weapons and no desire for talks on the part of the Modi government. Recently Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat threatened that Indian army was ready to call Pakistan’s ‘nuclear bluff’ and violate the ...

Diplomatic standoff: Envoy ‘won’t return to India till ties improve’

1396/12/26 | 13:45
  In a development reminiscent of the 2002 standoff, Pakistan has decided not to send its high commissioner back to New Delhi until the overall situation improves and Indian secret agencies stop harassing its diplomatic staff and their families. “Our high commissioner will not return to India anytime soon,” said a senior foreign office official just hours after Sohail Mahmood returned from New Delhi on Friday. Initially, it was thought that he would return to New Delhi after consultations with relevant authorities on the continued ...

Is Kashmir slipping from the hands of India?

1396/12/17 | 13:45
  Once again, occupied Kashmir is simmering with discontent.The latest protests have come after a number of civilians were killed in Shopian district by troops.   Thousands of Kashmiris marched in protest, saying that the murdered men were non-combatants.   The demonstrations are a reminder of the unrest that shook the held region after Indian forces gunned down young Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in 2016.   Unfortunately, New Delhi seems to have learnt no lessons over the decades and is intent on using the ...

Pakistan approves exchange of Kashmir detainees with India

1396/12/17 | 13:45
  Pakistani authorities have endorsed a proposal from India on exchange of prisoners that could also cover detainees from the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistani Foreign Ministry's spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Wednesday that exchange of prisoners between the two neighboring countries would cover all those held by either side that fall within the category of “humanitarian grounds.” Faisal said based on the criteria, the exchanges would be broader than the conflict in Kashmir and those held in India and Pakistan over the issue. India’s ...

Resistance within: Did India reject Modi's policy towards Pakistan?

1396/12/11 | 13:45
  India’s parties of the left are losing patience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “no talks” policy with Pakistan, and the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the largest parliamentary group in the pack, gave expression to the frustration on Thursday, calling for an early resumption of dialogue with Islamabad. “The Modi government’s policy towards Pakistan has reached a dead end,” the CPI-M said in the latest issue of the party organ, Peoples Democracy. “Despite all its bluster and nationalistic posturing on Kashmir, ...

Is India going to attack on AJK?

1396/12/6 | 13:45
  Following recent provocation by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) resulting in the loss of civilians, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government has readied evacuation plan to relocate locals to safe areas. The decision has been taken amidst no let-up in LoC ceasefire violations by the Indian forces in the recent days, sources in AJK government told media. Prime Minister AJK Raja Farooq Haider has directed the district machinery and local authorities in the areas located along LoC to make standby arrangements for relocating ...

Another threat of surgical operations: Is India challenging China in the backdrop?

1396/12/4 | 13:45
  Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Wednesday said Indian army will give Pakistan a reply “sooner rather than later” for the February 10 attack on a military camp allegedly by militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM). At least six Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in the suicide attack in Sunjuwan. India believes Pakistan backed up the attackers, said defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Pakistan will pay for its ‘misadventure’, she added. “Pakistan thinks it is fighting a war that is paying them dividends but we ...

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

1396/12/4 | 13:45
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 ...