India released 93,000 captured Pakistani troops after Pakistan released Mujibur Rahman

India released 93,000 captured Pakistani troops after Pakistan released Mujibur Rahman

In 1972, India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi took the extraordinary step of releasing 93,000 Pakistani Prisoners of War (POW) because she got her Pakistani counterpart and Chief Martial Law Adminstrator Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to release the Bangladesh founder Sheikh Muiibur Rahman who had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court.  On August 2, 1972 […]

Pakistani school kids ask Modi and Sharif to buy books, not bullets

Pakistani school kids ask Modi and Sharif to buy books, not bullets

New Delhi, March 15 (newsin.asia):  Two Pakistani school children, Aqeedat and Moarrikh Naveed, have written to the Indian Prime Minister and the Pakistani Prime Minister asking them to buy books and not bullets and restore peace and travel between the two warring countries. In her letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Aqeedat appealed to […]

India’s amended “Enemy property Act” denies rights of Indian Muslims

India’s amended “Enemy property Act” denies rights of Indian Muslims

Mumbai, March 14 (Reuters): A controversial bill that amends a five-decade-old law to deny Indian families of those who moved to China and Pakistan the right to reclaim “enemy properties” seized by the state, unfairly targets Muslims, analysts say. The amended law, which would apply retrospectively, extends the definition of ‘enemy’ to include legal heirs […]

Pakistan govt to try Imran Khan under cyber crime, defamation laws

Pakistan govt to try Imran Khan under cyber crime, defamation laws

Islamabad, March 14 – The Pakistan government has decided to take action against former cricket captain turned politician Imran Khan under cyber crime and defamation laws for what its representatives describe as trying to influence the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Panama Papers case and slandering the reputation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif through electronic, print and social […]

Former Pakistan envoy in US says Islamabad unofficially knew of raid to get Osama bin Laden

Former Pakistan envoy in US says Islamabad unofficially knew of raid to get Osama bin Laden

Washington, March 13 (The Express Tribune):  Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani has admitted facilitating the stationing of American special operations and intelligence personnel on Pakistani soil and forging links that eventually allowed Washington to carry out the raid in Abbottabad to eliminate Osama bin Laden. In an opinion piece for The […]

An honour killing doesn’t stop at one

An honour killing doesn’t stop at one

By Sadaf Haider/Dawn Pakistani channel Hum TV’s Sang-e-Marmar ended with a finale as gripping and thought provoking as the entire serial. It gave audiences a fine critique on the nature of revenge and what honor culture ultimately leads to. Writer Mustafa Afridi leads his characters through a maze of moral dilemmas, teasing the audience’s expectations with the […]

US Central Command chief sees danger in India’s policy of isolating Pakistan

US Central Command chief sees danger in India’s policy of isolating Pakistan

Washington, March 10 (Dawn): The Commander of the United States Central Command (Centcom) General Joseph Votel on Thursday said India’s policy of ‘diplomatic isolation’ of Pakistan may be a hindrance to improved ties between the two countries. Testifying before the Senate Armed Forces Committeem  at a hearing on the the United States Central Command and […]

Kuwait lifts visa ban on Pakistan after six years

Kuwait lifts visa ban on Pakistan after six years

Kuwait, March 8 – Pakistanis can now apply for Kuwait’s visa as the country has decided to lift its visa ban on Pakistan after six years. The decision was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah on Tuesday, Pakistani media reported. PM Nawaz had […]

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