India also asked for consular access to Jadhav “for the 16th time”. Pakistan has, so far, refused to accede to the Indian request.
The initiative’s success ultimately depends on what regional players get from it in terms of economic, political and security benefits.
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.
Pakistan is yet to heed to India’s request for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was given the death penalty by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying.
Three judges supported the setting up of Joint Investigation Team to further probe the allegations while two other judges wanted to disqualify Nawaz Sharif.
What began under Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan in 1977 is being repeated in India.
When it comes to international law, it is mutual respect for rights that is paramount.
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.
The military identified the woman as Noreen Leghari, a medical student who grew up in the southern city of Hyderabad.
In conversation with the directors of Soz: A Ballad of Maladies that reveals how heavy militarisation in the Valley has led to the emergence of political hip-hop, rock and folk music as weapons of resistance.
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.
Given that the discovery was made by Pulitzer-winning international journalists and not an opposition party, this corruption case is being viewed as far more legitimate in Pakistan.
The continuation of the conflict in Afghanistan weakens US leverage over Pakistan, partly due to a continued dependence on Pakistan for air and ground lines of communication into Afghanistan.
When Turtuk was recaptured from Pakistan in the 1971 war, hundreds of families were torn apart, their lives forever mired in border disputes.
Over the last decades, simply accusing someone of ‘blasphemy’ has proved enough to trigger a vigilante death sentence. Obviously, Pakistan has not got to this situation overnight.
Ten students have been arrested after Thursday’s attack the grounds of a university in the northern city of Mardan.
If Begum Jaan, or for that matter any movie on Partition made outside of Pakistan, can make the nation so vulnerable that it cannot even view the film before banning it, the country is certainly enveloped in insecurity and paranoia.
There will be much drama in the Indian media and political circles over Kulbhushan Jadhav – and Pakistan will milk this opportunity to the fullest.
The 2017 edition of Ayesha Siddiqa’s ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy’ discusses how military capital being used for personal benefits is now a permanent feature in Pakistan.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
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.
Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been sentenced to death by Pakistan. Siddharth Varadarajan and Devirupa Mitra discuss how this decision may impact Indo-Pak relations.
The 19-year-old became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot in Pakistan’s Swat valley in 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.
Pakistan has sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for alleged espionage.
Among last week’s prank stories, one in Pakistan is a perfect illustration of the fears and complexity of its relations with its neighbours.
Pakistan is no longer in the position to risk international isolation by not acting against Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
The bike race was one of many events organised to promote female participation in public events and to fight restrictions faced by women in public places.
Four others were wounded during the attack on Sunday morning at the shrine on the edge of Sargodha, a remote town in the Punjab region.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
Massive new coal plants planned for Pakistan will further harm the environment in a country already suffering the effects of climate change. Solar energy is a clear alternative.
Speaking at a national maritime conference yesterday, Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua underscored the importance of maritime security.
The MEA responded to the outgoing Pakistan envoy’s remarks saying they were not in keeping with diplomatic niceties.
Military courts were first set up by the parliament in early 2015 in response to an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters on a military-run school that killed 134 children.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
The Sawalkot hydroelectric power project could be very damaging for Pakistan, reducing flows to the already water-stressed country.
A corruption investigation into Pakistan’s loss-making carrier is currently on.
Nazim Ali Nizami and his elder brother Asif Ali Nizami have been untraceable since Wednesday.
The Wire’s founding editor, Siddharth Varadarajan, and Aziz Ahmed Khan, former Pakistan high commissioner to India, discuss the future prospects for India-Pakistan relations.
The things Husain Haqqani has written about were not previously unknown, but bring further embarrassment to the Pakistan security establishment.