In escalation, India says launches strikes on militants in Pakistan

 Reuters International SEP 29, 2016 –  Indian army’s director general of military operations Lt General Ranbir Singh speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, India, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer (reuters_tickers) By Sanjeev Miglani and Asad Hashim NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” […]

Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

Source: Herald Immediately after the horrific Quetta terror attack on August 8, 2016, Dr Danish, a television anchorperson, tweeted pictures of Asma Jahangir with a caption in Urdu which translates as: “When lawyers were being killed in Quetta, the so-called leader of the lawyers was enjoying herself in the northern […]

Proxies for the US-China rivalry,

Source: Asia Times: Pakistan’s government has been assiduously exploiting the Kashmir situation as a diplomatic and political liability for India, most recently with Nawaz Sharif’s September 21 speech at the United Nations General Assembly. Modi’s response has been jiu-jitsu: blame Pakistan! Modi asserts that the true human rights miscreant and […]

Obituary: Shaikh Mumtaz Husain

Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan 21 September 2016 Shaikh  Mumtaz Hussain, husband of noted poet, scholar and intellectual in Urdu and Saraike languages Professor Farhat Nawaz passed away. His funeral was performed on September 20, 2016. He was suffering from heart disease for some time. Inna lillahe wa inna raje’oon. May […]

Pakistan Takes Notice Of Anti-Minority Television Content

Source: The Citizen: NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice of complaints that allege that two television channels have aired ‘provocative’ content against the minority Ahmadi community. A statement by Pemra noted that a complaint was registered against New TV’s ‘Harf-e-Raz’ and Channel 92’s ‘Subha-e-Noor’ shows […]

The hanging of Mir Quasem Ali

By PERVEZ HOODBHOY PAKISTAN’S Foreign Office says Pakistan is “deeply saddened” by the execution in Bangladesh last week of Mir Quasem Ali. Mir Quasem was found guilty in 2014 by a Bangladeshi court of torture, multiple murders and arson. He was sentenced to death after what Pakistan describes as “a flawed […]