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Outraged India Calls Erdogan Kashmir Remarks at U.N. ‘Completely Unacceptable’

India’s permanent representative to the United Nations (U.N.), T. S. Tirumurti, on Wednesday condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in which he called for a multilateral resolution to India’s border dispute with Pakistan in Kashmir, labelling Erdogan’s remarks…

Sharif strikes back against military establishment

On Sunday, Pakistani opposition parties after hours of deliberation launched a joint platform against the government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its backers. The forum, named the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and requested an investigation of…

Sharif needs to break his silence

On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued non-bailable warrants for Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mill corruption case after the former prime minister failed to surrender to authorities. The court also observed that the medical certificates provided by Sharif to support his claim…

Killing in the name of God in Pakistan

PESHAWAR- Pakistan is reeling under a new surge of sectarian violence targeting Shiite and other religious minorities across the country, threatening new rounds of instability in the Muslim majority nation. The rising trend is being fueled in part by state organs and authorities who cosset…

China, India fire fueled by Pakistan Belt and Road

PESHAWAR – Pakistan’s army and Chinese companies are in big business lockstep in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a US$87 billion plan to build ports, roads, railways and power plants to facilitate trade, spur growth and consolidate power over geopolitically contested lands. The scheme, designed…

Pakistan destined for terror finance blacklist

PESHAWAR- Pakistan’s bid to curb money laundering and terror financing hit a political wall when the opposition-dominated upper house recently voted down two related bills tabled by the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI). The move will thwart Prime Minister Imran Khan’s effort to have Pakistan lifted…

Pakistan’s soaring stocks belie dire economic facts

The headline-grabbing rally in Pakistan equities is both sensational and questionable. Pakistan’s KSE-100 Index has registered a nearly 50% surge since late March, but it is not just impressive because it’s Asia’s top-performing stock bourse. It comes eight weeks after a deadly shooting at the …

Sharifs still have power, but how will they use it?

A controlled democracy where almost every single institution works at the behest of the government of the day and where the press is muzzled or under invisible and visible pressures would seem to be an ideal scenario for an authoritarian person or party to tighten…

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