PAKISTAN

Demolition of Babari Masjid:An attack on the Constitution of India

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 27, September 2018

On August 7th 1990 VP Singh announced his government’s decision to accept Mandal recommendations that ensured 27% quota for Other Backward Communities. The Savarna students in the north India resorted to violence including self-immolation against it. Opposition Congress party played dirty politics and Rajiv Gandhi’s naivety resulted in BJP&rsq

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Terrorism and Islam: Correlation Is Not Causation

  0 comments   |     by Nauman Sadiq on 24, September 2018

Since the time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfiri (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is glorified as ‘ma

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The winds of nuclear war - PAKISTAN has rightly denounced the crude National Security Strategy

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 18, September 2018

PAKISTAN has rightly denounced the crude National Security Strategy put out by the Trump administration and its flawed analysis and aims in Afghanistan and South Asia. There is, however, one assertion in the document which, excuse the pun, trumps all other issues’ intonations. It says: “The prospect for an Indo-Pakistani military conflict that could lead

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Massacres, Terrorism, and Islamophobia - we Muslims are not the only ones who wonder

  0 comments   |     by Kevin Barret on 13, September 2018

Homemade terrorists are a useful tool for justifying intervention Whenever a bloody, spectacular mass casualty event splatters its gore across headlines and video screens, we Muslims are not the only ones who wonder whether it will be blamed on Islam. The media has programmed everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to look for a Muslim connection to such events. Non-Muslims

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Similarities between Palestine and Kashmir - The problems of Kashmir and Palestine

  0 comments   |     by admin on 07, September 2018

The problems of Kashmir and Palestine both date back to 1947. While Palestine is well known globally, Kashmir is virtually an unknown entity. Ken Stone of the Canadian Peace Alliance thinks it ought to be brought into mainstream. The similarities are striking. United Nations (UN) in 1948 promised self-determination both

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Russia & China line up to play the Pak-US spat While the US decision to suspend all security

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 06, September 2018

While the US decision to suspend all security aid to Pakistan hasn’t come as a surprise, Pakistan is not the only country that has seen considerable deterioration in bi-lateral relations with the US. Since the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House, a number of countries have slipped away from the US’ global axis, thanks to Trump’s decision to di

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Pakistan and Afghanistan - Epicentres of Geopolitical Intrigue

  0 comments   |     by Chris Kanthan on 04, September 2018

The U.S. wants to stay in Afghanistan for geopolitical reasons – to have a footprint against China, Russia and Iran. Thus, it’s not in the best interest of the U.S. to have a peaceful, stable Afghanistan. As long as there’s chaos in Afghanistan, there’s a justification for U.S. military bases. It’s the classic Problem-Reaction-S

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‘Angel of Mercy’ leaves this world Abdul Sattar Edhi, a revered figure died in Karachi

  0 comments   |     by admin on 03, September 2018

Abdul Sattar Edhi, a revered figure died in Karachi on 9 July 2016.  Humanity in general and Pakistan in particular lost its ‘Angel of Mercy’. Edhi’s name   had become synonymous with charitable causes and who achieved an almost saintly status in Pakistan.  He was quoted as saying ‘social progress had not matched the world&rsqu

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New regional configurations taking lead in Afghanistan war

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 13, August 2018

About two weeks ago Pakistan reportedly hosted spy-chiefs of Russia, China and Iran to formulate a joint policy and a platform for extended co-operation in Afghanistan against the rising threat of the Islamic State in Khorasan (IS-K) in Afghanistan. Whereas the fact of Pakistan hosting these talks highlights Pakistan’s own pivot to regional powers against the

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Complex equations PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 09, August 2018

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship for almost 60 years. Their respective strategic interests have been fully aligned. China helped Pakistan moderate the military threat from India. Pakistan helped China keep India at bay. However, pr

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