Daily Archives: January 30, 2017

Trump administration for aggressive policy on Pakistan?

The Trump administration is showing glimpses of a possible hardline policy against Pakistan. After Trump hinted at his stern attitude about Pakistan in a recent interview with ABC news,...

The Southasian Sensibility: A Himal Reader

THIS is a book that should find a place on the shelf of anyone interested in South Asia as a region, the pulls and pressures that have influenced it...

Shariah-Complaint Banking: Well worth a try

Poor and middle-class people, cutting across caste, class and community, were hit hard by the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation decision, but the Muslim community was the worst affected. This...

Navigating through the do’s and don’ts

Every budget is determined by the context and the context is determined by the circumstances — economic, political and the year in the term of the government. Budget 2017-18...

Iran seeks strategic depth in Pakistan ties

The statement in Islamabad on Wednesday by Alaeddin Broujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament’s committee on foreign and security policies, while on a 3-day visit to Islamabad, to the...

Not torture, really? Justifying police action uncalled for

We were informed by the home minister, much to our dismay, that the police do not torture journalists. Apparently what happened during the half-day peaceful protest on January 27...

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Ram Mandir again in BJP manifesto

The BJP's manifesto for Uttar Pradesh is a list of pledges for parivartan or change, instead of a list of promises, with nine heads under which are development reforms...

FC recovers huge quantity of arms, ammunition from BLA hideout

The personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) with the assistance of intelligence agencies recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition hidden at the hideout of proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA)...

China’s modern ‘Silk Road’ plans discussed at Yangon meeting

A recent briefing looking at China’s One Belt One Road strategy and Myanmar opportunities was held at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The Briefing was well attended, with over...

NLD Legal Advisor U Ko Ni Assassinated

Prominent NLD legal advisor U Ko Ni was gunned down in the car parking area at Rangoon International Airport as he returned Sunday afternoon from Indonesia. The shooter has...

India violates ceasefire at LoC again, resorts to unprovoked firing

Indian Border Security forces on Sunday once more violated the Line of Control ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing, the ISPR said. According to the ISPR, Pakistan Army befittingly responded...