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PAKISTAN

Defence minister rules out immediate execution of Indian spy


Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has ruled out immediate execution of a convicted Indian spy and said three appellate... More

Hasina hinders Bangladesh-Pakistan relations


South Asian politics are caught up in the usual swing of polarities, though this time round the scales are... More

Pak Defence minister dismisses Indian accusations of ‘premeditated murder’ over Jadhav...


Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday dismissed India's accusations that the sentencing of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was... More

Farooq Abdullah: Wake up India, talk to Pakistan or lose Kashmir


National Conference chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah, who is contesting the state... More

Ex Pakistani Army officer “Kidnapped” in Nepal !


Former officer of Pakistan Army Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Habib has gone missing from Nepal’s Lumbini area. According to details,... More

Pakistan sentences Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death


In a rare move, a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday handed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav the death... More

Change in India’s nuclear strike policy ‘highly irresponsible and dangerous’, says...


The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday termed the change in India’s nuclear arms usage policy as “highly irresponsible... More

US on Pak-India talks


US AMBASSADOR to the UN Nikki Haley, a rising star in the administration of President Donald Trump, has made... More

Pakistan, Russia and China inch closer to formal alliance


For well over two decades, Islamabad and Moscow competed against each other to pursue their interests. But that is... More

Pakistan jumps on the Arabian bandwagon, but challenges remain


(Exclusive): Pakistan has decided to send its ex-General Raheel Sharif to head the 39-nation military alliance---although it remains unclear... More

New Islamabad airport to be named Xi Jinping airport


As relations between China and Pakistan continue to grow stronger, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to honour the... More

Justice Served or Justice Denied?


Among the decisions by the Supreme Court (SC) in the NAB case last Friday was the verdict de-notifying three... More

Those who wish to isolate us should see Pakistan globally honoured:...


Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said Pakistan has successfully neutralised malicious propaganda against it and... More

Pakistan boycotts IPU assembly in Bangladesh


Pakistan will not attend the forthcoming session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) beginning in Bangladesh from Saturday (1 April)... More

BURY THE PAST, NOT THE FUTURE


Twenty four years of shared history between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan preceded the violent emergence of... More

In a first, Russian military delegation shown around North Waziristan


In an unprecedented development, Pakistan Army on Thursday took a Russian military delegation headed by Deputy Chief of General... More

Pakistan should raise India’s ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ in Kashmir at UN: AJK...


Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday called for the government to raise India's... More

250 Pakistani nationals, 1,750 Bangladeshis deported from India


As many as 250 Pakistani nationals and 1,750 Bangladeshis were deported in last three years from India, Rajya Sabha was... More

Pak Senate approves reestablishment of military courts


The Senate on Tuesday passed the Twenty Eighth Amendment Bill, 2017 with the required two-thirds majority, paving way for... More

CPEC centre of excellence launched


Pakistan Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Centre of Excellence... More

Destroying Heritage


The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and... More

COLUMN

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

The other side of the panama ruling

On not so historic a day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling on Panama leaks just fell short of what it was meant to be: a clear-cut verdict. The order for further investigation by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has, therefore, prolonged a controversy that has already consumed more than a... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

Jinnah’s 2-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be a mirror image... 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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