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Pakistan, India to resume bus service today

Amid all the rhetoric that ensued firing incidents at the loc, sense seems to have begun prevailing on both sides.   Cross-border travel and trade services between India and Pakistan resume from Poonch today. Media reports quoting Indians officials said both services were suspended after the recent escalation in tensions between the two countries along […]

United Nations to investigate drone strikes in Pakistan

A United Nations investigation into targeted killings will examine drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, Guardian reports.   Ben Emmerson QC, a UN special rapporteur, will reveal the full scope of his review which will include checks on military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in UK operations in Afghanistan, US strikes in Pakistan, as […]

United Nations rejects Indian demand to end MOM at Line of Control

UN Spokesman Martin Nesirky has rejected the demand from Indian ambassador in UN to end the military observer mission at Line of Control, a disputed territory between two arch rivals, Pakistan and India.   Indian Ambassador to United Nations had demanded the world body to terminate its observer mission at LOC as it was a […]

Exploring options to stop LoC violations; says Hina Rabbani Khar

Pakistan’s foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Monday that Pakistan wanted to continue the peace process with India.   Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the foreign minister added that instead of increasing tension, options to stop violations along the Line of Control (LoC) were being explored.   “We have shown our commitment […]

UN chief Bank Ki-moon condemns violence in Pakistan

Condemning terrorist violence in Pakistan, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country in countering terrorism.   The spokesperson said in a statement, “The secretary-general is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan. He strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta and the Swat Valley on Thursday.” […]

Indian army responsible for cross-border attack: Indian Media

Indian media Thursday stated Pakistan’s attack on Indian army was a reprisal to latter’s Sunday assault on farmer’s post.   The reports citing sources in New Delhi’s ministries of internal and defence affairs held Indian soldiers responsible for escalation of tensions between the two countries. The reports said that commandos from 9th Maratha Light Infantry […]

APHC urges resolution to prevent border tension between Pakistan and India

All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leadership has called for a resolution of the Kashmir issue to prevent escalation of border tension between Pakistan and India. The pro-India leaders have also urged restraint.   The veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani in an interview said unless the line drawn between parts of Kashmir is wiped […]

US expresses concerns over LoC violence in Kashmir

The United States expressed concerns over reports of violence across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, urging both Pakistan and India to end exchange of fire.   The State Department also reiterated its support for Pakistan and India to work on lingering Kashmir issue between them. “We have consistently supported attempts […]

Pakistan’s new Ambassador arrives in China

Aiming to further enhance the Pak-China relations, Pakistan’s new Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid, has arrived in Beijing on Friday.   He was received by Director, Asia Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shu Hang Thiang and officers of the Pakistan embassy at the Beijing Capital International Airport.   As per protocol, diplomats […]

Fall of Dacca: What have we learnt from our past mistakes? (Part Three)

To a few others it was a case of misplaced egoistic velour – not to be dubbed as the ‘chickens’ in the army parlance. The true information was not only denied to the common man in West Pakistan but even to those at the helm also. Handling of the East Pakistan issue at the International […]

Fall of Dacca: What have we learnt from our past mistakes? (Part Two)

The proverbial last straw that broke the camel’s back was Bhutto’s rejection of the 1970 election results which had given Shaikh Mujib ur Rehman’s Awami League a clear cut majority to form the government at the centre.   ZAB’s one after the other statements like “we will break the legs of any one going to […]

Fall of Dacca: What have we learnt from our past mistakes? (Part One)

December 16 comes every year to haunt the nation, particularly those few remaining who were witness to the debacle. I had the misfortune to be one.   On this day the Quaid’s Pakistan, which was considered an epitome of ‘Divided we Stand’, got actually divided by breaking lose all bonds of unity between the two […]


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