CPEC seems more like a Chinese project; the benefits are heavily loaded towards China, with Pakistan benefiting because it happens to be “part of the geographical terrain”.
The joint investigation team has asked the Pakistan prime minister to appear with all documents related to the scam, in which he has denied all charges.
The editors stood by the journalist, who also stood up staunchly and refused to reveal sources for the news, protecting freedom of expression.
With none of the issues which have kept them apart for two years resolved, and the Jadhav case now casting its shadow, the outlook for progress is not good.
Modi and Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif will face each other for the first time since 2015, though no talks are planned between the two.
To raise its standing in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India should rope in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in its effort to project Chabahar as a gateway to Eurasia.
The withdrawal of the April 29 tweet by the army could mean the two power centres in Pakistan have arrived at a settlement.
The Modi government’s conundrum is that if it rides the jingoism tiger, it will have to retaliate against Pakistan – but that will risk conflict between two nuclear armed nations.
The special cell to help constitute the Joint Investigation Team to probe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption.
With each new domestic crisis, the civilian government’s political space keeps shrinking.
Even as the Pakistani opposition frets about the sudden visit of an Indian businessman, the military ups its hand by releasing the ‘confession’ of an ‘Indian-backed’ terrorist.
In the second such killing over blasphemy in a week police say that one of the women acted as an instigator, persuading the other two to carry out the act.
Three judges supported the setting up of Joint Investigation Team to further probe the allegations while two other judges wanted to disqualify Nawaz Sharif.
Earlier, H.R. McMaster had said that the US has hoped that Pakistan realises it is in its interests to not go after terrorists groups selectively.
Polarisation over Kashmir and Jadhav, and the rise of rhetoric in India and Pakistan, only serves to feed into the narrative of aggressive nationalism that’s taken centre stage in India’s political discourse.
The clerics under hate speech investigation attempted to disrupt the funeral of Mashal Khan, the student who was beaten to death on his university campus.
India has said it will go “out of way” to ensure justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav, warning Pakistan that his execution will have consequences on bilateral ties.
Muhammad Khurassani, a spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, a banned Islamist movement often called the Pakistani Taliban, issued a statement claiming responsibility.
Pakistan is no longer in the position to risk international isolation by not acting against Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Speaking at a national maritime conference yesterday, Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua underscored the importance of maritime security.
Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Pakistan and can carry the death penalty.
It was unclear whether the new crackdown would target groups like the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba, which are aligned against rival India.
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
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At present, 60 out of 342 seats in the National Assembly are reserved for women with a further 137 seats reserved for women in the provincial assemblies.
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Even as the Nawaz Sharif government tries to honour Nobel laureate Abdus Salam, an Ahmedi, by renaming the physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad after him, persecution of the community continues.
Advisers to the Republican president-elect have indicated that he is likely to take a more robust policy towards China than President Obama
Yet another India-Pakistan encounter ended with both sides jostling to control the media narrative.
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‘You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon,’ Trump told Nawaz Sharif.
Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa had once pointed out that the bigger threat was from militants, not India, but that view may not necessary hold.
General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday.
Raheel Sharif’s retirement is certainly unusual and creditable in the context of strengthening institutional conventions in Pakistan, he being only the seventh army chief out of 15 to have quit on time.
Pakistan needs to move away from the realist view of security that fans the military guardianship flame, advocates a Cold War mentality and zero-sum games.
Khan has vowed not to back down unless Sharif either resigns or submits himself for investigation regarding the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan dismissed accusations that his planned shutdown of the nation’s capital could lead to a military coup.
Khan’s “house arrest” came on the back of his vow to lock down the capital on Wednesday to try to force Nawaz Sharif to quit because of corruption allegations.
Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Punjab, reigns over a police force that uses encounters as one of its main law enforcement tools.