• Apex committee to hold talks with PTM0

    By Iftikhar Firdous, The Express Tribune Published: April 24, 2018 Manzoor Pashteen PHOTO: EXPRESS PESHAWAR: The Apex Committee of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa formed a high-powered jirga, comprising politicians and local elders, which will hold talks with the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), it was revealed on Tuesday. The Jirga members also includes the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Chief Minister

  • Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army’s bid for control0

    Geo concedes to military pressure after going off air for two weeks and agrees to self-censor Mehreen Zahra-Malik in Islamabad Mon 23 Apr 2018  Geo channels went back on air after agreeing to cease favourable coverage of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and censor any criticism of the military. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters When Pakistan’s largest

  • Manzoor Pashteen: The young tribesman rattling Pakistan’s army0

    By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad 23 April 2018   Image copyright Alamy Image caption Manzoor Pashteen has accused the Pakistani military of promoting militancy Tens of thousands of Pashtuns are demanding an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions they blame on the Pakistani state – and a charismatic young man has become their

  • How autocrats rig elections to stay in power – and get away with it0

    24.4.2018 Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham and Brian Klaas, London School of Economics and Political Science If a government wants to be considered a respectable democracy on the world stage, it must pass a litmus test: holding multi-party elections. But while more elections are being held around the world than ever before, the average quality

  • Bangladesh govt took little steps to prosecute abuses, killings by security forces in 2017: US0

     April 21, 2018 Those responsible for attacks on Rohingyas must be held accountable, US acting secretary of State Sullivan says UNB, Dhaka The government of Bangladesh took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces in 2017, said a US report on Human Rights Practices released on Friday. US acting secretary

  • China Pulls Pakistan Further into its Economic Orbit0

    April 22, 2018 | Bennett Seftel Bottom Line: China’s “One Belt, One Road” economic strategy, aimed at developing regional trades routes connecting East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Europe, has expanded into Pakistan where Chinese companies have launched numerous projects to build up Pakistan’s infrastructure and energy sector as part of the China-Pakistan Economic


  • Neutralizing The Messengers Of India0

    By Nava Thakuria    April 8, 2018 India continues to be a dangerous place for working journalists as the largest democracy in the globe has lost three journalists in mysterious accidents within the first three months of the year. Even the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres came out with a strong condemnation against the journo-killings


      by N.S. Venkataraman  6/4/2018 Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has rejected the concern expressed by several well-wishers of Nepal that Nepal joining One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR) could lead to a death trap. He has lightly dismissed such view stating that Nepal wants to be seen as a land-linked and

  • Could Centre have avoided TN’s contempt plea in Cauvery case?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 2 April 2018 A possible, easier and less-complicated way for the Centre would have been to approach the SC with the same queries much earlier, before a ground-swell of popular sentiments and consequent political tensions had built up in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy. By slating Tamil Nadu’s contempt plea against the Centre

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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