PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN

Former TTP, JuA spox claims terrorist organisations being ‘used’ by India,...


The Army on Wednesday released the confessional statement of Liaquat Ali, infamously known as Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of the... More

Pak girl on a mission to read a book from every...


Aisha Esbhani is a 13-year-old on a mission, and what a mission indeed! About a year ago, Eshbani, a Karachi-based barely... More

No breach of bilateral pact on denying India consular access to...


Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit on Monday rejected Indian claims about Pakistan violating a bilateral pact by not... More

WB to finance Peshawar-Kabul highway project


The World Bank has agreed in principle to finance the mega project of building a highway between Peshawar and Kabul. This was... More

Raheel Sharif departs for Riyadh to lead military alliance after govt...


Retired Pak army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has left for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance,... More

Pakistan doesn’t want nuclear parity with India: Ambassador Zamir Akram


Pakistan is not seeking to achieve parity with India in terms of nuclear weapons, but is rather pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence... More

PML-N gets breather, but for how long?


To the relief of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the Supreme Court’s Panamagate verdict did not disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.... More

Panamagate case: SC orders JIT to investigate Sharif’s family involvement in...


The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a split judgement on the highly anticipated Panama Papers case, issuing an order for the... More

Pakistan, Iran work to heal Saudi alliance rift


Iran’s Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost on Wednesday met Pak army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the second time in over a... More

Help India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif...


US President Donald Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster met Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif and emphasised "the need to confront... More

Names of three Indian nationals emerge in retired Army officer’s disappearance


Names of three Indian nationals emerged on Monday in connection with the mysterious disappearance of Lt Col Habib Zahir, a former... More

China delivers third maritime patrol ship to Pakistan


China has handed over to Pakistan a 600-tonne patrol ship, the third of its kind, to safeguard the country’s maritime interests... More

Pakistan clarifies on Jadhav


A press statement issued by Pakistan on details of the trial of Kulbushan Jhadav has queried why he was using a... More

China overtakes US as top direct foreign investor in Pakistan


China is overtaking the US as the largest direct foreign investor in Pakistan, with the South Asian nation increasingly favouring its... More

Pak foreign advisor shares charge sheet against Jadhav


Pakistan PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has shared the state’s charge sheet against ‘Indian spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav and a... More

Tailor says Army tied me to jeep, paraded me across 9...


Two days after a video of Kashmiri youths heckling and assaulting CRPF personnel did the rounds of social media, another video... More

Three suspected RAW agents held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir


The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three suspected agents of India’s Research and Analysis... More

CPEC influence on Pak economy case for OBOR countries


The multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, has begun to... More

The new great game


The aggressive posturing of Russia and the US against each other on Afghan soil is a matter of grave concern –... More

A self-confessed “State Actor”


Serving Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army... More

India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death, says envoy Basit


Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit defended the death sentence given to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Field General... More

COLUMN

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.” This in fact eventually did happen! When Bhutto nationalized their assets in 1972, many financiers and industrialists invested their... More

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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