It’ll be dangerous to ignore Pakistan, says US Senator John McCain

It’ll be dangerous to ignore Pakistan, says US Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON: The Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, John McCain, has urged the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan to overcome their differences and get down to the business of fighting terrorists, the Dawn newspaper of Pakistan reports. In an opinion piece published in The Financial Times on Tuesday, Senator McCain argued that without Pakistan’s cooperation, the US...

Pakistan intensifies efforts to save Pakistani on death row in Indonesia

Pakistan intensifies efforts to save Pakistani on death row in Indonesia

July 26 (NIA) - The Pakistan government has intensified its diplomatic efforts for saving a Pakistani national, Zulfiqar Ali, who is facing imminent execution in Indonesia after being convicted of drug-related charges in a controversial trial. Adviser to the Prime Minister, on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, who is in Laos for an Asean (Association of Sou­theast Asian Nations) Regional Forum...

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 rather than harp on human...

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 ethnic and religious lines. Though...

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, holding placards asking the UN...

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

Indian riot police about to thrash a Kashmiri woman protestor 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....

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

July 21 (NIA) - Over a 100 people gathered outside the UN building in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, demanding a UN probe to alleged human rights violation committed by Indian forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. The protesters expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence and killings in Kashmir and alleged that atleast 50 civilians had been killed...

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

July 21 (NIA) – Days after the shocking murder of Pakistan’s social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, in an alleged ‘honour killing’, a 24 year old Pakistani man was killed for the same purpose on Tuesday for having an illicit affair, police said. The death sparked protests in many states around Pakistan on Thursday, with activists taking to the streets, calling...

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