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.
Bhutan may be a ‘small’ nation but it is as concerned about the sanctity of its territory and way of life as any other sovereign state.
The police said Le Dinh Luong was arrested because of his “regular activities with the aim to overthrow the authority and complicate local security,” but did not elaborate.
How have the Indian and Chinese media been covering the Doklam standoff?
On Monday, a no-confidence vote against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed had been previously scheduled, but cancelled last week.
The government has provided assistance to a total of 116,817 displaced people till now.
China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.
Blocking of military reimbursement to Pakistan for its failure to act against the Haqqani network is in line with trend of the Obama administration to gradually scale down funds to the South Asian country.
Kabul has accounted for at least 20% of all civilian casualties this year.
Defence minister Khawaja Asif is the “most potential” candidate, while speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are in the shortlist.
The court is expected to make a decision in a week or two, with analysts split on whether it will dismiss Sharif or recommend a fresh investigation.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.
Today, as two Asian powers face off with Bhutan at the centre of this delicate situation, the outcome will show whether the Asian century has a chance to be a peaceful one, or whether it will replay the violence of the colonial period.
Myanmar claims militants affiliated with, or part of Harakah al-Yaqin are behind the slew of attacks on the Rohingya that security forces blamed for, while the outfit denies ever attacking any civilians.
Indian doctors criticise a promising new rotavirus vaccine after inspection of the trial data reveals that although the vaccine reduces diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, it increases diarrhoea of other causes.
Not only are fishermen punished harshly for crossing a border they cannot see, once detained they are treated like prisoners of war by the other country.
The defendants, which include a Thai army general and police officers are accused of smuggling and trafficking migrants on the Thai-Malaysia border.
Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face-off over road-building in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector for over a month.
The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared on June 7 over the Andaman Sea during a weekly flight to Myanmar’s largest city Yangon.
The ICT Act is now allegedly routinely used to suppress freedom of speech and harass writers, activists and journalists, often for their comments on social media.
Nepalis had been verbally promised they would be able to exchange Rs 4,500 in old notes each, but no official decision has been sent yet on how this is to be done.
India’s stress on protecting the high-seas freedoms in conservation dialogues seems to stem from our ambition of being a major player in deep-seabed mining.
Indian and Chinese troops have entered the fourth week of a stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region, but according to all reports, while they are at close proximity, the situation remains calm at the location.