Pakistan

India Seeks Dissolution Of Saarc Trade Body In Islamabad Amid Kashmiri Guest Row

Indian diplomat Shubham Singh reportedly walked out of SAARC Charter Day celebrations in Islamabad on Sunday protesting the presence of a Pakistani minister of the disputed Kashmir region. India and Pakistan recognise Kashmir as part of their...
Related topics: India, Islamabad, Protests

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Pakistan Fashion Week Comes To Colorful Close

Bridal collections from Nickie Nina and HSY brought a close to Pakistan Fashion Week in Lahore. (Dec. 10)        

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Pakistan Hosts Regional Meeting On Countering Afghan Opiates

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation and information-sharing for effectively combating the trafficking of Afghan opiates. War-shattered Afghanistan remains the world’s largest producer of opium, though the U.N....
Related topics: Afghanistan, Iran

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Pakistan Slams Us For 'politically Motivated' Report On Religious Freedom

Last year, the US placed Pakistan on a special watch list regarding religious freedom. It is thought that this strategy by Washington was a way into pressuring Islamabad into carrying out reforms.
Related topics: Religion, Islamabad

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Lives Of The Poor

By Noman AhmedDec 11 2018 (Dawn, Pakistan)The past few weeks in Karachi have seen an anti-encroachment drive that has affected livelihoods and living. Those spearheading the drive justify their actions, saying they are legal, and those using the...

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What An Indian Saw Inside The Pakistan Army Headquarters

One would expect a liberal dose of subservience and docility when army soldiers meet their senior officers. But the interaction between the lowly soldier and the colonel sitting by my side in the army vehicle left me both puzzled and amazed. The...

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Pakistan Urges Us To Leave Afghanistan 'as Friend Of The Region'

Pakistan's military says it is taking "every step" required to help the United States successfully achieve a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and exit the war-shattered country "as friend of the region, not as a failure." The statement...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Military

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In Texas’ Third Largest County, There’s A Campaign To Oust The Local Gop’s Vice-chair Because...

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas. It’s a story that...

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Pakistan's Pm Vows To Help In Us-led Afghan Peace Effort

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan renewed Wednesday his resolve to cooperate with the United States to achieve a political settlement with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan, now in its 18th year.   Khan made the remarks during a...
Related topics: Taliban, Afghanistan

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Report Urges Cash-strapped Pakistan To Pursue Clean Energy

Cash-strapped Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, nuclear and hydroelectric power, according to a report released Wednesday urging the country's policymakers to rethink plans for building more coal-fired plants. The...

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Pakistani Protestors Who Sought Christian Woman Hanging Charged With Terrorism

In October, Pakistan's Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, who had been put on death row for blasphemy several years ago, bringing thousands of protesters to the streets, demanding that the mother of three be executed in public..
Related topics: Terrorism, Protests

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Pakistan To Try Radical Cleric, Followers For Treason And Terrorism

Pakistan's government has announced it will try detained leaders and activists of a radical Islamic party on "treason and terrorism" charges for instigating action against the state and for damaging public property. The allegations stem from...
Related topics: Terrorism, Activism

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Evangelical Christians Urge Pompeo To Offer Asylum To Asia Bibi

Evangelical Christians are pressuring the Trump administration to help Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was recently cleared of blasphemy charges by the country’s top court but is not allowed to leave Pakistan. The American Family...

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Factbox: Who Is Khadim Rizvi? 

Khadim Rizvi, an Islamic cleric and founder of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), was detained last week.      — Rizvi was arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province along with hundreds of other TLP leaders and activists. The government says...
Related topics: Activism

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Us Allies France, Poland Eager To Help Turkey Bypass Pentagon Chopper Engine Ban

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) was forced to look for a replacement to US and British-made LHTEC T8004A turboshaft engines for a defence order with Pakistan after the Pentagon refused to provide the company with an export license.
Related topics: France, Poland, Turkey, Pentagon

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In Gesture To India, Pakistan Offers Easy Access To Sikh Holy Site

For decades, India's Sikhs have longed to reach one of their holiest sites, a soaring white temple, built on a river bank. A new corridor will allow them visa-free access to the temple.(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)
Related topics: India

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Debate Inside Taliban: Peace Or More War?

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ahmed Rashid, a journalist and the best-selling author of “Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan” and several books on Afghanistan...
Related topics: Debate, Taliban, Afghanistan

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India Dismisses Pakistan's Invite To Saarc Summit

The last summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit which was scheduled in Pakistan in 2016 was canceled following India’s call for a boycott by members owing to a terror attack on India’s military base blamed...
Related topics: India, Military

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Why The Abortion Rate In Pakistan Is One Of The World's Highest

Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.(Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)

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Pakistani-american Woman Pleads Guilty To Wiring Bitcoin To Daesh

A Pakistan-born resident of Long Island, New York, admitted to using bitcoin to defraud a number of financial institutions in a cryptocurrency scheme to aid Daesh.
Related topics: Bitcoin

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