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Pakistan would not let its soil be used against…


US Ambassador David Hale met with Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday, a US embassy press release said. According to the press release,… More

India wrongly claiming victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case: Khawar…


India cannot claim victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice as the court has issued “just a procedural order”, the lawyer… More

Pakistan deeply committed to Muslim world’s unity : PM…


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that Pakistan had a deep commitment to the Muslim world’s unity and to promoting interfaith harmony and dialogue… More

Pervez Musharraf says Kulbhushan Jadhav is ‘a bigger terrorist…


Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf believes that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav is a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab. Musharraf told Pakistan’s ARY News that Kasab, one… More

ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav pending final…


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision in the… More

India has given in to extremism: Pak Army Chief…


Chief of Pak Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that India seemed to have given in to extremism to such an… More

International-ising Jadhav


This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt… More

China-Pakistan satellites sharing


After building the infrastructure needed to allow China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) system to be fully used in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, one company involved… More

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to maintain ceasefire in border meeting


Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to maintain a ceasefire till a consensus is reached during a one-star border flag meeting between representatives of both countries at… More

Pak Army lodges protest with UNMOGIP against Indian ceasefire…


Pakistan Army lodged on Wednesday a protest with the United Nations military observers against India’s recent aggression and firing on civilians from across the Line… More

China’s new world order


China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging… More

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance


A joint security mechanism against terrorism, including a pervasive country-wide surveillance system, is a key feature of the agreement between China and Pakistan on the… More

Dealing with the neighbours


Pakistan seems to be surrounded by hostility. Other than the ever-present problems with India, in recent weeks there has been a heightening of tensions with… More

Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, Pak PM says…


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he… More

ICJ writ may not be applicable to Pakistan


Prominent commentators have expressed doubts over the ability of the International Court of Justice to enforce its order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The case,… More

ICJ has not taken a position against Pakistan on…


Following India petitioning the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to move against the decision of the Pakistani Field General Court Martial which sentenced alleged Indian… More

Dawn Leaks: Army withdraws tweet rejecting PM’s orders


The Pakistan Army on Wednesday withdrew an earlier tweet which had rejected a government notification regarding the Dawn Leaks, saying the issue had been settled… More

Pak-Iran border commission formed to work on outstanding issues


The Pakistan prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Wednesday said a Pak-Iran border commission has been formed and will hold its first… More

Kashmir on the boil: Pakistan tells India to address ‘human…


Pakistan has made five recommendations aimed at addressing alleged human rights issues in India before the United Nations, reflecting the chill in ties between the… More

Iranian envoy summoned over cross-border attack threat


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the Iranian ambassador to record a formal protest against a recent statement of the Iranian military chief who threatened to… More

Pak., Afghanistan may use Google Maps to resolve border…


Pakistan and Afghanistan plan on using Google Maps to help resolve a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, a senior Pakistani security… More

COLUMN

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics…

Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the people of India and the regime itself. To win the next elections in May 2019, just two years down the line, Modi should… More

Losing the Script in Kashmir

The groundswell of public anger in the Srinagar valley is spinning out of control . For even those who don’t believe in statistics as an perfect indicator of trends , the figures of casualty in 2016 is far too high for comfort. A RTI application by a… More

On the “bloody” Afghan Scenario

Yet again, Afghanistan is a spectre of violence. Yet again, precious lives have been lost due to the so-called ‘war on terror’ that has gripped the world since the fateful September, 11, 2001. What had started as a war to preserve democracy and liberal values has already… More

Game on

The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions of “personal bias” regarding two members of the JIT. The SC’s inference was clear, the PM and his family should come clean about the money… More

Greek lady, Bangla PM and the Islamists…

The fight over the sari clad statue of Themis, Greek goddess of Justice located in the Supreme Court premises of Bangladesh is both about clashes of cultures and politics that dominates the country. The demand by Islamists for its removal began after it was installed in December 2016… More

EDITOR’S CHOICE

Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement is great news…

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement caused anger and anxiety across the world, with one major exception: China. With the US stepping away from its role as a leader of the… More

Constitutional misadventure

In what can only be termed an extremely ill-advised constitutional manoeuvre, the government of India has sought to effectively prohibit cattle slaughter across the country through rules made under the Prevention of Cruelty to… More

Why neighbours dislike or suspect India

A little under 30 years ago, after Vishwanath Pratap Singh became prime minister, he met with Sri Lanka’s president Ranasinghe Premadasa. Singh, a polite man, says he was surprised when the first thing Premadasa… More

India should either come up with a better plan for Sri…

When it comes to Sri Lanka, China has an ambitious agenda. It wants to turn the island nation into a trading and military outpost in the Indian Ocean. And it has a good plan in advancing that agenda, including… More

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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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