The Indian government is likely disappointed by the development although officials stressed that the overall “trend line” on Pakistan remained promising.
An extract from ‘The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf’, edited by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louër.
Incidents of sexual violence, such as those in Karachi, call on us to collectively defy, one more time, any attempts by anyone to push us back in the char dewari.
Balochistan was rocked by a series of attacks late last year that claimed over 180 lives and raised concerns about a growing militant presence.
Parsis (or Zarthustis, in the more traditional terminology) have enjoyed a relatively hassle-free existence compared to Pakistan’s other non-Muslim communities.
Without referring to China, India on Thursday called it a disappointing, “short-sighted and counter-productive” move.
Sharif, who had been in London with his wife who is undergoing cancer treatment, is due to appear in court on Friday over allegations linked to London properties the family owns, charges that could see the former premier jailed.
Community leaders of Faisalabad have forbidden Ahmadis from taking part in electoral and parliamentary politics since 1974 when they were declared non-Muslims.
The train was travelling from Baluchistan’s capital of Quetta to the eastern metropolis of Lahore when a blast on the main railway track damaged one of its cars.
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.
The external affairs ministry statement comes days after the US secretary of state criticised China and a week before Tillerson’s visit to India.
Sharif said there was no precedent for indicting someone in his absence. “I hope I will get justice,” he told reporters in London in remarks broadcast by local Geo TV, adding that he would travel home to attend the next court hearing.
The Pakistani Taliban said the attack was a suicide bomb targeting the paramilitary Frontier Corps.
The US has repeatedly accused Pakistan of not doing enough to eliminate militant havens on its territory.
Pakistan’s hegemonic design in Afghanistan is clear, but what is subtle is that it seeks to leverage its use of jihadist proxies to convince the US to help resolve the Kashmir dispute with India.
“Hopefully, there will be a change in the cooperative relationship between the United States and Pakistan,” White House chief of staff John Kelly said after the rescue operation.
The issue was raised by Pakistan during a debate on decolonisation in the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly.
“You want us to sniff them out, we will do that. You want us to take action against them, whatever action you propose, we will do that… (but) these hollow allegations are not acceptable.”
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news service.
Sharif is likely to be accompanied by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at his first appearance before the accountability court.
New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
Maya Mirchandani interviews India’s former high commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan about his new book ‘The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan’.
The National Accountability Bureau has already frozen the properties of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”
The election commission’s preliminary results released on Monday showed that the candidate of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took 37.6% of the vote, up from 35% in the last poll.
The poll was seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.
“Sea buckthorn is a medicine for at least 70 diseases and has been used by villagers for centuries.”
The Supreme Court in July disqualified Sharif because he did not declare a monthly salary, equivalent to $2,722, from a company owned by his son.
The Milli Muslim League party loyal to Hafiz Saeed is backing a candidate in Sunday’s by-election.
Modern art offers metaphoric and transcendent alternatives to the real world while contemporary art is immersed in the immediate and the present.
The sentence comes even as the country’s parliament mulls over safeguards to the anti-blasphemy law, an emotive issue in Muslim majority Pakistan.
The foray into politics of the Milli Muslim League party, which is loyal to Hafiz Saeed, is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.
It remains unclear whether the Sharifs will be disqualified for a fixed time, perhaps several years, or be barred from office forever.
The blast outside Kabul International Cricket Stadium took place during a match in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League.
After a fourteen-year stint in the country’s remote Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Médecins Sans Frontières has been denied the mandatory NOC and asked to shut operations.
Reports have said that Pakistan deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on various projects linked to the CPEC.