Thousands of Rohingya have been displaced since renewed violence broke out in October, with India saying Myanmar be given more time to resolve the issue.
Military courts were first set up by the parliament in early 2015 in response to an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters on a military-run school that killed 134 children.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
Three people were killed in the May 21, 2004 attack and about 50 wounded, including then British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury
The patients – ranging from 13 years old to over 80 – often suffer from limb deformities caused by the disease and are cared for by priests.
The power yield from the planned ten-fold increase in solar energy on an average will be as little as 20% of the total capacity, making little difference to India’s emissions.
A corruption investigation into Pakistan’s loss-making carrier is currently on.
The panel urged the government to reconsider a failed programme to verify Rohingyas for Myanmar citizenship.
A UN report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gangrapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
Domestic law says children aged between seven and 12 are only criminally responsible if mature enough to understand the consequences of their actions. Two listed detainees are under 12, while two more are 13.
At least once a year, local administrators go house-to-house in Rohingya villages, lining up families to check their names against official lists. The names of those Muslims found missing are crossed through, residents say.
The things Husain Haqqani has written about were not previously unknown, but bring further embarrassment to the Pakistan security establishment.
Extracts from Ayesha Siddiqa’s Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy.
The bus, packed with villagers, fell 200 metres (650 feet) into a river in Jajarkot, 250 km (220 miles) west of Kathmandu.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded by ISIS militants in a recent attack on a Kabul hospital– the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.
The Constitutional condition of elections at federal, provincial and local levels by January 2018 is beginning to look very difficult
Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country’s marriage law threatens its progress.
A draft Bill in Bangladesh that has been criticised for creating ‘second-class’ citizens is similar to current policy in India and proposed laws in Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Artist Vivan Sundaram and cultural theorist Ashish Rajadhyaksha’s collaborative artwork exploring the 1946 Bombay Mutiny will be displayed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, from March 17-25.
Pakistan said on Tuesday it would bar Islamist organisations from staging rallies commemorating a killer whom many religious groups consider a hero for assassinating a prominent politician who had called for the reform of blasphemy laws.
In ‘The Golden Legend’, Nadeem Aslam establishes a pattern of chaos followed by stillness, tragedy that leaves an exquisite sorrow and kindness in its wake.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
Days after nearly 100 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, devotees returned to perform the dhamal, a Sufi dance.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
All public spaces across Pakistan are under threat. I have a meeting to hold today; as I debate which part of Lahore may be safer to conduct it in, I wonder if there is any safe space left.
Under the Trump administration, nearly half a million unauthorized Indians are considered “priorities” for deportation.
First introduced in early 2014, Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City, directly confronting a “war on terror culture” that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
Security forces killed three suicide attackers outside the court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district, police said.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
Since Myanmar’s approach to the Rohingya has been marked by extreme prejudice, it was only a matter of time before the reaction set in.
The government forces providing security to workers preparing a border fence in Buthidaung township of Rakhine State were attacked by about 30 armed men.
The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack in two years, killing at least 83 people
Pakistan’s rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
Sehwan Sharif and other shrines in Pakistan are being targeted for terrorist attacks because militant Islam feels threatened by the popular adherence to Sufi Islam and values.
Canada, Australia and the US were the top providers of asylum to Rohingya Muslims who came to Bangladesh from Myanmar before Dhaka stopped the programme around 2012.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan.
The collapse of a trial in Canada about alleged corruption in the World Bank-funded construction of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge doesn’t mean what the government wants us to think.
Colombo’s plans to acquire land for the industrial zone have run into stiff domestic opposition, backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.