Pakistan

Taliban’s religious ideology – Deobandi Islam – has roots in colonial India

Following the Taliban’s rapid taking of power in what it describes as a reestablished “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” fears of a certain kind of Islamist ideology being brought back have led a large number of Afghans to flee, or fear…

America and Pakistan in Search of Peace and Conflict Resolution

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Reflections on Today’s World of Politics President Trump and young looking Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met this week at the White House. Trump is master to transform rhetoric into reality as he did to…

The Kartarpur Corridor: Will it pave the way for Indo-Pakistan harmony?

India’s partition and independence from foreign rule in 1947 left such a permanent stigma of enmity and hatred between the two countries, India and Pakistan, that both still remain on war footing. While mankind is leaping towards the moon and…

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

Last night India carried out air strikes in Pakistan. These followed years of tensions and the killing of 40 soldiers. UK has licensed £550 million worth of arms to India since May 2015. UK has licensed £42 million worth of…

#Truth for Sana

Women’s March Milan supports the call for truth in the reported honor killing of young Italian-Pakistani woman Sana Cheema. We join the voices of activists Wajahat Abbas Kazmi, Sveva Basirah Balzini and Elena De Piccoli in demanding the #TruthForSana from Pakistani…

Two-front War (China & Pakistan) not a Good Idea, says Indian General

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Arguing for a greater role of diplomacy to bring normalcy in tense relations with neighboring Pakistan, Lt. Gen Surinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, has said that a two-front war is not a “smart…

Doctors across International Border appeal for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse tension

Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Pakistan Doctors for Peace and Development (PDPD) have jointly appealed to both the governments of India and Pakistan to immediately initiate dialogue to defuse tension at the border. Several civilians and security…

LGBTs in Pakistan: Final Sprint for “Allah Loves Equality”

Italo-Pakistani director Wajahat Abbas Kazmi and Elena De Piccoli, both activists for the association Il Grande Colibri, have finished shooting the documentary “Allah Loves Equality”, which will take us inside the thoughts and real life of Pakistani homosexuals, and transgender…

Trump’s Strategy May Drive Pakistan Closer To Russia And China

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Beijing and Moscow have come to Pakistan’s defense in light of President Donald Trump’s Afghan and Pakistan strategy unveiled on Monday. After China’s strong message defending Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and asking the global community to…

Enforced disappearances continue in Pakistan

Pakistani officials answered to the UN Commission on Human Rights over forced abductions carried out by the military and intelligence services. It is the first time that United Nations authorities review Pakistan’s policies on human and civil rights. In the…

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