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Violence, rape and other fear mongering tactics used by Indian forces...

Taimur Khan | Torture, rape, psychological oppression, vandalizing of property and enforced disappearances are few methods of a sustained terror campaign unleashed by the state...

Congress surrenders to the BJP?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Hindus account for almost eighty percent of India’s population. Yet, over the major part of the seven decades since partition of British...

Japan and UNDP launch $3.9 million youth empowerment project in Pakistan

News Analysis | On February 19, 2018, Japan’s government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have signed an agreement to launch a $3.9 million...

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M Dorsey | It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for...

PML-N causes huge upset by beating PTI in Lodhran by-elections

News Analysis | The 2018 Lodhran by-elections in NA-154 turned out to be a major setback for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Ali Tareen, the PTI...

The Maldives: a honeymoon haven in peril

AFP | Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is troubled by political turmoil...

Roadside blast in Kurram Agency kills eight

AFP with additional input from News Desk |   A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's...

Hindutva group demand quilts and heaters to protect Ram statue from...

News Analysis | In a bizarre turn of events, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) along with temple authorities at a shrine in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in...

Over 20 million Yemenis in need of aid: UN

AFP | More than three-quarters of Yemenis are now in need of humanitarian aid as the war between rebels and the Saudi-backed government nears its...

Muslims to overtake Jews as second largest religious group in America

News Desk | The Muslim population in America has been growing steadily for the past few years. New research by Pew Research Center reveals that...

BJP leader caught lying about Muslim population in Assam

News Analysis | Senior leader from Bharatiya Janata Party Sundhanshu Mittal was caught red-handed when he lied to misrepresent the number of Muslims living in...

Social venture helps Hazara women of Pakistan

AFP | Working at "Hazara", a restaurant in the Pakistani city of Quetta, is a potentially deadly political act: all of the greasy spoon's employees...

Karachi in dire need of investment in power infrastructure

Ikram Sehgal | During the 1980s the shortfall between electricity generated and consumers’ demand in Karachi widened to unmanageable proportions. Rampant over-staffing compounded by excessive...

What kind of military power is India?

Dr Muhammad Ali Ehsan  | India is a country with the world’s third largest military by personal strength. It also has the world’s 5th largest defence...

Supreme Court summoning of Sindh CM highlights water crisis

News Analysis | Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The...

Who is really interested in the solution of the Syrian conflict?

 Anna Jaunger | Speaking at a UN Security Council briefing several days ago, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock stressed that...

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...

Daesh in Kashmir: A Hindutva dream come true

Andrew Korybko | There are conflicting reports that Daesh has carried out its first attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The terrorist organization claimed responsibility for a...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

MQM rejects census results, demands “true population record”

Farah Adeed | The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has been facing existential threats for the last several years. Party leaders have expressed it many times. The...

Urbanization in Pakistan

Saud Bin Ahsen| Urbanization can be defined as the increase in population in urban areas rather than rural areas. Urbanization results from three different and not...

Census 2017: Over 10,000 transgender population in Pakistan

News analysis | The recognition of more than 10,000 trans genders as an equal and separate community in the country’s sixth census in 2017 is...

Iraqi forces ‘completely surround ISIL’ in Tal Afar

News Analysis | According to Iraqi and US officials, Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militias have "completely surrounded" fighters affiliated with the Islamic State group in...

Inclusive development: A new aspect of development in Pakistan

News Desk | The world’s stable shift from Millenium Development goals towards Sustainable development goals has brought innovation in the parameters of assessing the economic...

Middle Class: Its economic prosperity, a myth or reality?

News Analysis | Long ago, it was established that Pakistan’s middle class is going through an expansion after the economic upheaval in 2002. Perhaps a more...

Urbanization and declining agriculture: How to balance them off?

Shanzay Asim | The process of urbanization in Pakistan has an immense impact on the society and economy. It has both positive and negative consequences...

Farooq Sattar warns Census Commissioner over Sindh government’s political designs

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar has written a letter to the census chief commissioner, to express his concerns over the way houses are...

8 Men control as much wealth as the poorest 50% the...

A new Oxfam Report has a number of startling claims about wealth inequality around the world – the world’s eight richest people control the...

How we became more than 7 billion – humanity’s population explosion

From our origins in Africa, humans began migrating around the globe roughly 100,000 years ago. But it was only with the advent of agriculture about 12,000...

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