Pakistan’s forgotten national hero

Pakistan’s forgotten national hero

Aug 3 – Pakistan’s former Olympian Muhammad Ashiq looks daily at the trophies he won in a glittering cycling career for Pakistan decades ago. “Perhaps most people think that I have died,” he laments. “I just recall that I have shaken hands with… former Pakistani prime ministers, presidents, chief executives,” the 81-year-old tells AFP tearfully. […]

India OK with SAARC meeting in Islamabad, but says no to bilateral talks with Pakistan

India OK with SAARC meeting in Islamabad, but says no to bilateral talks with Pakistan

New Delhi, July 29 (NIA):  India on Thursday categorically ruled out bilateral talks with Pakistan even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Islamabad in the first week of August to participate in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) ministerial meet, The New Indian Express reported. The Indian Ministry of External […]

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia […]

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Ethno-Religious Conflict Has Plagued Afghanistan For Long

Saturday’s suicide attack on a crowd of demonstrators belonging to the Hazara community in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, which left 80 dead and several hundreds wounded, is symptomatic of a deep seated and long standing problem plaguing the country, the problem of weaving into a single nation a country which is sharply divided on […]

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

Colombo, July 24: India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, The New Indian Express reported today.. About 20 people, including members of the Pakistan-embassy sponsored Kashmir Study Forum, demonstrated before the UN office on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, […]

Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir

Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir

Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir ISLAMABAD, July 21: Pakistan has asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact-finding team to Kashmir to investigate  human rights violations and the recent killings of innocent people, Press Trust of India reported. “We have requested UNHRC to send a fact-finding mission […]