The migratory birds that each year flock to the Uchhali, Khabikki and Jahlar lakes in Pakistan for their winter sojourn are facing several anthropogenic challenges.
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.
General Bipin Rawat may be right to warn those who try to obstruct anti-militancy operations, but labelling separatism and militancy with terrorism is not the solution.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Pakistan.
A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Ghalanai in the Mohmand Agency.
The court’s order came after the deputy superintendent of the jail where Sarabjit was murdered did not appear in court despite repeated summons.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Speaking to a Washington audience on Friday,Husain Haqqani said that both the US and Pakistan needed to rethink their positions.
The pigeon made its escape when the head constable opened the captive’s cage because he was “curious”. The police have informed intelligence agencies of the blunder.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
Sole reliance on eyewitnesses and circumstantial evidence has for years benefitted the accused. A new law that makes DNA testing mandatory aims to change this.
Journalists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas are in a perilous position as they become targets for militants who view them as pro-government.
“Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organizations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity.”
Nothing much has changed from the time I was attacked by goons 17 years ago, says director Hansal Mehta
Relatives were unable to shed any light on who had been holding the men or why.
In 2013, more than 3,000 Muslims burned 125 homes in Lahore’s Josep Colony responding to rumours of blasphemous remarks by a local Christian man.
Pakistani police allege that honour killing victim, Qandeen Baloch’s parents were bribed to change their testimony after they claimed only one son was involved.
Long banished from the literary canon, Saadat Hasan Manto was probably amongst the few great writers who wanted to make a living out of writing.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, whose program airs on Bol TV accused liberal activists and others of blasphemy putting their lives at risk.
The bulletin cited nuclear volatility, especially as the US and Russia seek to modernise their atomic arsenals and remain at odds in war-torn countries such as Syria and Ukraine.
When states fight over territory and governments bicker over geography, lives are lost, children are separated from their parents and people get split into different countries. Call it collateral damage.
Several villagers’ agricultural land lies beyond a fence near the border, limiting access to it and inflicting adversity.
“It’s the first time in a decade that we have openly hosted such a function,” said Farzana Jan, a leader of Trans Action Pakistan.
In early 2004, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was prime minister at the time, mooted the idea of an extension for foreign secretary Shashank. However, the IAS lobby is said to have raised all sorts of procedural objections and Vajpayee was forced to back down. Modi, evidently, enjoys much greater influence among the mandarins of Lutyens’ Delhi.
In ‘Political Tolerance in the Global South: Images of India, Pakistan and Uganda’, Sten Widmalm has provided much-needed and rarely available data on how people view the political “other”.
“Weaknesses can only be overcome if you accept the strategy…If you don’t accept the strategy, then you will let your weaknesses limit you,” says the Army chief
In recent days, the missing Pakistani activists have been accused of blasphemy in online posts and by at least three television commentators.
Under Donald Trump, relations between India and the US are going to soar because he will see India as a natural ally, the Indian-American told The Wire.
Turkey’s is in a downward spiral. The sweeping crackdowns and increased religious polarisation will feed resentment and hatred, which in turn will to lead to more violence and subsequently further crackdowns.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
The massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined.
The committee would consider making it binding to investigate complaints before registering a case and also a suitable punishment other than the mandatory death penalty.
The rising influx of refugees will put pressure on the limited resources of Afghanistan, which has already been ravaged by war for more than a decade.
A Dawn editorial on Tuesday implicated the state in the disappearance of the missing activists, including poet and rights activist Salman Haider.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.