Will the lessons brought by the latest Kashmiri floods be understood? CHIANG MAI, Thailand — September 2014 will be remembered in the greater Kashmir area for the worst floods in more than a century, with one million people displaced, hundreds of confirmed victims and incommensurable material destruction. As a United Nations special report released on September 17 revealed, natural disasters displace four times more people now than they did back in 1970, South Asia being […]
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What does Article 370 have to say about the disputed territory of Kashmir, one of the most contentious issues between India and Pakistan? A few months back Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted “Mark my words & save this tweet – long after Modi Govt is a distant memory either J&K won’t be part of India or Art 370 will still exist. Art 370 is the ONLY constitutional link between J&K & rest […]
Balochistan and Pakistan falsely assert that the economic and political situation is improving. Balochistan is synonymous with problems and security concerns. The threats to the lives of political activists and journalists in Balochistan continue to rise. Contrary to claims of Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, the security situation in Balochistan has deteriorated since he has assumed office of chief executive. Along with security related problems, poverty and unemployment are huge challenges in Balochistan and […]
There is consensus in Pakistani society that Pervez Musharraf committed a blunder by ordering the killing of Akbar Bugti. Yesterday, the eighth anniversary of the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti was observed in Pakistan. The events related to his assassination are still shrouded in mystery. However, everyone knows that he was assassinated on the orders of President Pervez Musharraf who congratulated his troops after his assassination. Later on, the dictator backtracked form his statements and […]
The people in Balochistan are eager to know about the facts regarding mass graves in their land. According to Akbar Hussain Durrani, the Home Secretary Balochistan, a report by the judicial commission probing mass grave incidents in Balochistan’s Khuzdar districts has been submitted. The head of commission Justice Noor Muhammad Muskanzai submitted the report, containing statements from 57 individuals. This commission was formed soon after when in late January 2014, a shepherd had spotted a mass […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to form a national council of minorities’ rights for protection of minority rights and ensuring religious harmony. The role of the national council of minorities’ rights should be to monitor the practical realization of the rights and safeguards provided to the minorities under the constitution and law, stated the decision. The order further stated that those responsible for religious hate speech on […]
The 40 days I spent in America was such an incredible journey in my life. It has been quite a while since I have returned home from America to Pakistan and already I have noticed many changes as a journalist and as an individual. Before I went to the United States I used to hear that America is the land of learning. However when I arrived there, I truly realized why people say this. I […]