According to an index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International, six South Asian countries rank in the bottom 20 in terms of addressing inequalities.
Hussein’s The Weary Generations, a quintessential partition novel, is till date an accurate account depicting Pakistan’s condition and contradictions.
The decision to put forward Sharif’s wife is in keeping with Pakistan’s tradition of dynastic politics and also indicates the former premier will likely remain involved behind the scenes.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met with Bhutanese foreign minister Damcho Dorji on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting.
CRPF is conducting an inquiry into the incident at its level.
Vietnam wins promised support from a US aircraft carrier and greater defence cooperation as tension intensifies with China over the disputed South China Sea.
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara wants India and China to use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue.
Sharif and the PML-N leadership have decided that Shahbaz should continue in his role as chief minister of the politically vital Punjab province.
A fruit truck loaded with explosives detonated on Monday in Lahore, wounding at least 22 people, with no one claiming immediate responsibility.
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Foreign ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended an impasse over how to resolve South China Sea disputes, calling for militarisation and island-building to be avoided.
The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute.
A PhD researcher interviewed more than 100 convicted rapists to understand the roots of endemic male violence against women and children – and then went to find the victim of one.
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About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has finalised his cabinet after a reshuffle, local media and a senior government source said on Friday, with Ishaq Dar returning as finance minister.
Surging prices caused by the tax dented demand for services and pushed the sub-index on new business to 45.2 in July, its lowest in nearly four years.
Beijing has repeatedly blocked India’s move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.
It remains to be seen how President Yameen handles the growing opposition against him, using his influence to activate the judiciary for his political purpose.
A quick political transition may ease fears that the nuclear-armed nation will be plunged into another bout of political turmoil.
Nawaz Sharif resigned last week after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not declaring a source of income – which the three-time premier disputes receiving.
Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank said.
Pakistan has extended by two months the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the US of masterminding 2008 attacks on Mumbai that killed 166 people.
On July 31, ministers, senior and local government officials, businesses and representatives from NGOs and development partners will attend the fourth consultation on valuing water to be held at the BRAC Center in Dhaka.
While the army will likely continue to use the judiciary as a pawn and wield power from behind the scenes, it remains to be seen if any other leader can stand up to it.
Despite sweeping reforms to Vietnam’s economy and growing openness to social change, the ruling party does not tolerate criticism.
The end to Sharif’s stint has raised questions about Pakistan’s democracy. No prime minister has completed a full term in power since independence.
Shahbaz must contest a by-election for parliament to be eligible to take the reins. Nawaz also nominated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister.
For years, the nomadic tribespeople of FATA have been living lives without identities, depriving them of basic and vital socio-economic opportunities.
Kolkata witnessed the worst sex ratio drop of any district targeted by the government’s scheme to tackle gender imbalance, Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Pakistan was left with no government leader after Friday’s Supreme Court verdict, which also ordered a criminal corruption probe against Sharif’s family.
The negotiator’s comments were non-committal but indicated that for now, the RCEP talks have not yet moved decisively into a TRIP-plus scenario.
At the top of a long list of human rights concerns were Pakistan’s renewed use of the death penalty, its blasphemy laws, and “enforced disappearances” and extrajudicial killings.
The Supreme Court said Nawaz Sharif is not fit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into the corruption charges against him and his family.
The court also disqualified Sharif from office after an investigative panel alleged his family could not account for its vast wealth.
The estranged half brother of dictator Kim Jong Un was murdered in dramatic fashion in Kuala Lumpur, his face smeared with with VX, a chemical considered to be weapon of mass destruction by the UN.
Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl.
Tanker owners were protesting against police corruption and a new safety push by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority after a terrible accident last month.