Media mercenaries out to convert India-Pakistan differences into an endless saga of mutually destructive conflict.

Media mercenaries out to convert India-Pakistan differences into an endless saga of mutually destructive conflict.

By I.A.Rahman/Dawn To the people of the older generation in Pakistan and India, the present level of confrontation between their countries, especially the war of words between their media persons, sounds like a steep fall from the standards of mutual understanding and decency with which they used to treat one another not long ago. There were wars between the two...

21.25 percent of Indians live at or below the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.90 a day compared to 8.3 percent in Pakistan

21.25 percent of Indians live at or below the World Bank’s poverty line of $1.90 a day compared to 8.3 percent in Pakistan

Washington, October 4 (NIA): The World Bank report entitled “Poverty and Shared Prosperity” has interesting statistical data on the performance of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China in the field of economic and social development. Interestingly, in the midst of all the turmoil in the country due to domestic terrorism, Pakistan is among countries where incomes of the poorest...

Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Jammu/Islamabad, October 3 (NIA): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire four times on Monday by targeting forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir state with 120 mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, PTI reported. There were reports of two civilians suffering minor injuries in the firing and shelling. Pakistan...

Pakistan is unlikely to respond militarily to Indian “surgical strike.”

Pakistan is unlikely to respond militarily to Indian “surgical strike.”

Washington, October 1 (NIA): Pakistan is unlikely to militarily respond to the Indian “Surgical Strike” across the Line of Control in Kashmir but the larger sub-conventional war against India using militants will continue, says Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top American think-tank said. "I think Pakistan has its hands full right now, it is unlikely...

Pakistani-turned Indian singer Adnan Sami tweets support for Indian surgical strike against Pakistan

Pakistani-turned Indian singer Adnan Sami tweets support for Indian surgical strike against Pakistan

Mumbai, October 1 (NIA): Popular Pakistani singer Adnan Sami who secured Indian citizenship last year, much to the dismay of fellow Pakistanis, has tweeted admiration and support for the Indian army’s “surgical strike” against terrorist launch pads in Pakistan. “Big congratulations to @PM and armed forces for mature strategic strike at terrorists. Salute,” Sami tweeted. Sami's tweet soon went viral...

Indian film producer resigns from producers’ association protesting against ban on Pakistani artistes

Indian film producer resigns from producers’ association protesting against ban on Pakistani artistes

Mumbai, October 1 (NIA): Indian film producer Rahul Aggarwal has resigned from the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) in protest against its decision to ban the use of Pakistani artistes and technicians till relations between India and Pakistan improve. Rahul who is the son of the IMPPA President T.P.Aggarwal and producer of the 2013 Sunjay Dutt starer Policegiri, said...

Love thy neighbor, even as a pretense, it helps

Love thy neighbor, even as a pretense, it helps

By, Shahzad Chaudhry Islamabad, September 30 (The News): Mathew 22:39. “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as yourself”. Except that both India and Pakistan are not largely Christian and therefore not bound by the second Commandment of the Bible. Their own respective denominations though are replete with the same sentiment about the ‘rights of the neighbour’, but for the moment only...

Pakistani exhibitors take off Indian films from screens following Indian ban on Pakistani artistes

Pakistani exhibitors take off Indian films from screens following Indian ban on Pakistani artistes

Lahore, September 30 (NIA): Cinemas across Pakistan on Friday decided to stop screening Indian films temporarily after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association decided on Thursday to stop using Pakistani Artistes and technicians till India-Pakistan relations improve. The management of Lahore's Super Cinema has announced in a Facebook post that they will cease the screening of all Indian films in...

Indian Film Producers Association decides not to employ Pakistani artistes till India’s relations with Pakistan improve

Indian Film Producers Association decides not to employ Pakistani artistes till India’s relations with Pakistan improve

Mumbai, September 29 (ANI): In the latest development on the cultural front of the on-going India-Pakistan conflict, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) has “banned” Pakistani actors, singers and technicians from working in India till “normalcy” returns to India-Pakistan relations. A resolution to this effect was passed during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association on Thursday. "We’ve passed...

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