SAARC

India
Asif Haroon Raja | After the false flag operation in Mumbai on November 26th, 2008, India blamed Pakistan, ISI and Hafiz Saeed led Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attacks. They suspended composite dialogue with Pakistan that had been renewed in February 2004 as a consequence to Indo-Pakistan peace treaty and a commitment to resolve all disputes including the Kashmir issue...
improving
Junaid Ali Malik | It does not suit Pakistan to stay away from finding new friends around the world. I truly believe that this century belongs to Asia, more specifically to the countries that are a part of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The condition in which SAARC is operating does...
Khurram Sajjad | After the recent increase of the discourse in print and electronic media on declining American power in front of the resurgence of Russia and emerging China at the eastern hemisphere of the world, the US stood up after smelling the rat to flex its muscles to defend its decades-long claim of unipolarity. Today, covert war between America...
Pakistan
Asif Haroon Raja | When Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, under the sagacious leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Indian leaders didn’t reconcile with moth-eaten Pakistan that had been treacherously slashed by the conniving Mountbatten and Radcliffe. They considered it as vivisection of Mahabharata. Believing in Chanakyan tactics of telling lies, indulging in intrigues and...
Rohingya
JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia, and – for Arab leaders – concerns the issue will re-energize militants and opposition groups alike Protests condemning Myanmar’s violence against the Rohingya are stirring deep-seated emotions across the Muslim world that could backfire on governments and...
satellite
Friday 5th may 2017; India successfully launched the ‘South Asia Satellite’ which was supposed to be known as the SAARC satellite to honor the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. Pakistan refused to accept this particular Indian “Gift”. Read more: How serious is India about restoring connections with Pakistan? “The successful launch of South Asia Satellite is a historic moment. It opens...
Hasina's
Najma Minhas| Pakistan and Bangladesh relations have dipped to another low point in the last several months, with an increasingly hostile attitude shown by the Hasina Sheikh's government. After ignoring a number of slights by the Bangladeshi government towards Pakistan’s initiatives, on Thursday, Pakistan finally decided not to participate in the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which was due to begin April...
Warfare
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal| Pakistan has encountered grave internal and external security challenges since its birth. Its adversaries, particularly India,  endeavored to realize their malicious designs through various illegal and inhuman methods. Indian attempts to isolate Pakistan Premier Narendra Modi has openly expressed his earnest desire to ‘isolate Pakistan’. His Hindu fundamentalist associates in the cabinet have been hatching conspiracies to bleed...
SAARC
South Asia remains one of the world’s poorest regions, with over 20% of the world’s population and 40% of the poverty-stricken.  Political strife, distrust and occasional clashes undermine integration in a region with a history of territorial disputes and military conflicts. Accountable democracy remains elusive, the deficit stemming from a feudal mentality among the ruling elite that does not allow...
dalits
Jyoti Malhotra | Pakistan marked a “Black Day” over the crisis in Jammu & Kashmir recently and India hit back with a strong statement asking Pakistan to vacate the parts of Kashmir it “occupies”, while noting that the “Black Day” events were led by “UN-designated terrorists” who had also protested the elimination of Osama bin Laden. Even as both countries return...
modi rebukes pakistan
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi rebuked Pakistan again as he asked it to stay away from terror activities and focus on improving relations with its neighbors. He was giving the inauguration speech at the Raisina Dialogue being held in New Delhi, India. The ministry spokeperson Vikas Swarup tweeted PM @narendramodi on relations with Pakistan: India alone cannot walk the path of peace. It...
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | PAKISTAN’S relations with its eastern and western neighbours are not very optimistic at the beginning of 2017. Both India and Afghanistan are endeavouring to destabilize it internally and malign it internationally. It is, therefore, imperative for Islamabad to formulate a coherent diplomatic response to New Delhi and Kabul. Simultaneously, Pakistan needs to advance its limited...
Aadil Nakhoda | Oct 31, 2016 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) consists of eight South Asian nations, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Founded in 1985, the major goal of SAARC has been to promote economic and regional integration of the member states. However, political tensions between two of the largest members,...