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Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

AFP | Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to...

Bangladesh floats death penalty for road deaths in bid to quell...

AFP | Bangladesh on Monday promised to introduce the death penalty for deliberate road deaths in a bid to quell more than a week of...

4 million mainly Muslims stripped of Indian citizenship

News Analysis | More than four million people were excluded from a draft list of citizens released on Monday by a census official for India’s...

“US-China: A new hyphenation driving US-Pak Relations?”

Sameer Lalwani and Hamza Shad | A Brief History Since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, it has had a mixed relationship with the United States, encompassing several...

India outraged by Priyanka Chopra

News Desk | The furious Hindu extremist groups demand Priyanka Chopra to be sent to Pakistan .The Bollywood diva is under constant verbal attacks from...

India leads Internet shutdowns in South Asia

News analysis | People in South Asian countries experienced at least 97 instances of Internet shutdown, a barometer on freedom of press and expression, between...

Ineffectiveness of SAARC and recommendations to make it effective

Bhakhtawar Liaquat | The cause of the SAARC’s institutional dysfunction can be traced in the Indian hegemonic designs and its indifferent behavior towards Pakistan and...

Afghanistan to host Bangladesh T20 series in India

AFP | Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country's cricket board chief said. The Afghanistan cricket team, which has...

CPEC: A Paucity of Planning by Pakistan

Arif Rafiq | As Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation deteriorates, this summer will feature a moment of reckoning, as both the caretaker and new government will not...

Fashion giants in rights drive after Bangladesh factory tragedy

AFP | Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions...

Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

Afeera Firdous| A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational...

UN places Myanmar Army on Blacklist at a time when the...

News Analysis | According to United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres’ report, Myanmar’s armed forces are placed on the list of “credibly suspected” government organizations and...

Pakistan firmly on road to cricket revival, says PCB

AFP | Pakistan's cricket chiefs hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes...

Pakistan’s win against West Indies: “Come to Pakistan and play”

AFP | Pakistan thrashed a depleted West Indies side by 143 runs in the first Twenty20 on Sunday at the National Stadium in Karachi, the...

Pakistan effectively demonstrates its “Second Strike Capability”

News Analysis |   Pakistan conducted another successful test of indigenously developed Babur, Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM), having a range of 450 kms. The Missile...

Geopolitical Challenges of South Asia’s Silk Roads

Andrew Korybko | The Strategic Vision Behind the Silk Road The early part of the 21st-century is witnessing an astronomically rapid rise of China as a...

More investment in Pakistan: Telenor signs deal with Ant Financial

News Analysis | The Norwegian telecom giant, Telenor Group has signed an agreement with Ant Financial Service Group, an affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba,...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

Hammad Zamurrad | For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global...

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk walks free from prison

AFP | An ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk was released from prison on Friday after serving time for inciting unrest in an anti-Rohingya protest in 2016, a...

Will India, Russia and Bangladesh’s new agreement on civil nuclear cooperation...

News Analysis | India signed a tripartite agreement for the first time with Russia and Bangladesh for civil nuclear cooperation on March 1, 2018. Nuclear...

Pakistan hopes for generalized system of preferences extension as European investors...

News Analysis | Sajjad Karim, a member of the EU Parliament, has commented that Pakistan is on the right trajectory to gain an extension in...

Sindh government ignores sugarcane woes, organizes seminar for farm owners.

News Analysis | A seminar is being organized by the Sindh Enterprise Development Fund, as the seventh installment of the Livestock Dairy...

India’s bid to isolate Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja | After the false flag operation in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008, India blamed Pakistan, ISI and Hafiz Saeed led...

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Bangladesh: Why Nawaz Sharif has a poor understanding of history

K. Hussan Zia | In his op-ed piece, ‘24 years of exploitation created Bangladesh’ in The Daily Times of 17th January Mr. Babar Ayaz defends Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s claim...

Is Nawaz Sharif threatening to become the next Mujibur Rahman?

News Analysis | Former premier Nawaz Sharif has continued his verbal assault against the judiciary and the military. Yesterday, while talking to a group of...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

Fawad Khan and Alia Bhatt the first choices for Bollywood adaptation...

News Desk | Fawad Khan is likely to be cast in Bollywood producer's Pankaj Dubey's next movie that is the adaptation of his bestselling novel...

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the ailing...

Najma Minhas | The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon...

A Meeting on Christmas Night Dacca, 25 Dec 1962

Dr. Moeed Pirzada | “Mujibur Rahman was now in his elements. He said that the purpose of calling the meeting was to hand over to...

UK looks to save 500,000 people from slavery

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Hundreds of thousands of people who have survived modern slavery or risk becoming enslaved in nations including Bangladesh, Nepal...

Pope arrives in Bangladesh after controversial Myanmar visit

AFP Pope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring...

Dhoni welcomed with ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ chants in Indian Kashmir

News Desk | Former skipper of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni was surprisingly welcomed with the chants of ‘Boom Boom Afridi' when he arrived...

Gulf rift can benefit South Asian countries

James M Dorsey | The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with...

Pope lands in Myanmar: will his influence help Rohingya crisis?

AFP | Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged...

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