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Indian Republic Day met with global protests

News Analysis | Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Indian Republic Day, today, as a Black...

‘Padmaavat’ opens in India despite brutal protests by radical groups

AFP | Thousands of police in riot gear guarded cinemas across India on Thursday amid threats of violence by Hindu hardliners opposed to the release of a...

Disunity evident among opposition forces at PAT protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Wednesday said that they do not want to take a step against Pakistan's constitution...

Imran and Zardari to join PAT protest against Model Town massacre

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will join Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) protest on 17th January. The leadership of both...

The world protest for Zainab’s cold-blooded murder

News Desk | Zainab's cold-blooded murder and rape have left the people from around the world in fury. People outside Pakistan too are extending their solidarity...

PTI to join Qadri in Model Town massacre protest

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday announced that his party will join Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT)’s protest over Model Town...

Massive protests break out across Kasur to condemn the rape and...

News Analysis | An eight-year-old girl was raped and killed in Kasur. She was found dead after being missing from her home for five days....

Actors in black supporting #MeToo mocked for feeble protest

AFP | Normally ahead of the Golden Globes, the women of Hollywood would be clamoring to find the perfect headline-grabbing dress for the red carpet. Instead,...

Protests in Iran posing threats to Saudi and US policymakers

James M. Dorsey | If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him...

Is Iran’s failing economy the real cause for protests?

AFP | Despite demonstrators chanting provocative slogans against Iran's Islamic rulers, analysts say the roots of the current protests lie in the same anger at...

Sugarcane farmers call off protest after Shehbaz assurance

News Analysis | Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on 24th December ordered to ensure that sugarcane is purchased for Rs. 180 per 40kg from farmers. Addressing...

Enraged Arab youth protest their governments’ soft US stance

James M. Dorsey | A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition...

2 Palestinians dead and 80 injured during anti-Trump protest

Reuters | At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against U.S. President Donald Trump's...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

State Surrender

Saad Rasool | As the nation recovers from TLY’s dharnas in Islamabad and Lahore, one lamentable fact has become painfully clear: no matter who the...

Khatam-e-Nabuwat crisis continues for PML-N

News Analysis | While showing their loyalty to Tehreek-e-Labbaik, many PML-N parliamentarians of national and provincial assemblies from Vehari, Sargodha, Jhang and Khushab have submitted...

Faizabad Dharna: Another Reminder that Pakistan Needs to Beef up State...

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | The good news is that Pakistan has successfully moved up from the state when it struggled to establish writ across the...

The rise of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik-ya-Rasool Allah: dawn of a new era?

News Analysis | The recent Faizabad crackdown crisis has unleashed a new religiopolitical party in the Pakistani arena. The emergence of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool...

Accountability court adjourns reference hearing till 4th December!

News Analysis | On Tuesday, an accountability court adjourned the hearing of the graft references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam Nawaz...

IHC lambastes Ahsan Iqbal and Army Chief for their role in...

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday lashed out at the federal government as well as the Army for mishandling the sit-in at...

Protestors finally Leave Islamabad under an agreement

News Desk | The Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY), Pakistani hardline Islamist group whose supporters clashed with police over the weekend is to call off...

Police action against Islamabad sit-in protestors leads to violence

Updates Story  A policeman was killed and over 100 people wounded as Pakistani forces fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas in a bid to...

Private Channels Banned: Welcome back to the World of PTV in...

News Desk | Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a suspension of TV licenses on live coverage of police action in Faiazabad,...

IHC issues show-cause notice to Ahsan Iqbal

News Analysis | Islamabad High Court has issued a show cause notice to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal with regards to the government’s failure to enforce...

Will the Islamabad sit-in end peacefully?

News Analysis | The Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, gave the final warning to the protestors in Islamabad to disperse on Friday night. The Islamabad High...

IHC orders Islamabad to be liberated by Saturday

On Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the capital administration to take all necessary steps to clear the Faizabad Interchange of protestors by...

Police reinforcements deployed in ‘twin cities’ as tensions rise

News Analysis | Police reinforcements have been called from different areas of Punjab and deployed in Rawalpindi to maintain peace in the city in case...

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...

Saudi-Iranian proxy war heats up

James M. Dorsey | Shot dead this week on a street in The Hague, Ahmad Mola Nissi may have died the violent life he lived, but his...

Targeted killings in Rawalpindi: Who is responsible?

News Analysis | Two sanitary workers of Turkish Company Albayrak were killed and one critically injured in a brazen armed attack in Nishter Street of...

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