Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif with daughter Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan court suspends all jail sentences of Nawaz Sharif & family members

Islamabad High Court has ordered the release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan.
Pakistani air force flight lieutenants (representational image) | FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

Young Pakistani army officers don’t consider India as much a threat as predecessors

A recent study suggests a growing “generational divide” between senior officers and students in their priority of threat perception.
Mukesh Gupta chose to question Sushma Swaraj in a manner which is not reflective of an IITian | Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York next week & break impasse

Meeting comes as a realignment of political forces is underway on the global stage. It is also a crucial milestone for PM Modi in election year.
Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh urges J&K political parties to join panchayat polls

His speech was an attempt to discourage further boycott of the elections, after NC and PDP decided to back out.
Imran Khan | Alex Wong/Getty Images

By now, US should know Pakistan civilian government won’t deliver

A more realistic US policy would probably be to reach out to the Afghan Taliban, bypassing Pakistan. And a recent announcement suggests just that.
Islamabad, Pakistan | Warrick Page/Getty Images

Many Pakistanis with Ivy League PhDs support discrimination against Ahmadis

Pakistan’s deep-rooted religious-nationalist prejudices will not disappear unless they are methodically confronted and opposed.
Pakistan, Thar Desert

China is boosting Pakistan’s power generation but it’s of little use to consumers

Pakistan has added half of its power generating capacity in the past 5 years with Chinese help but a weak distribution network isn't helping.

Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, dubbed as the ‘only man’ in Pakistan’s PML-N, dies in London

After months of separation, Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam will be allowed parole by the authorities to visit Kulsoom’s burial ceremony in Pakistan.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Pakistan economic advisers work towards avoiding IMF bailout

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan seeks advice from friend on housing, and Maryam Nawaz says Shehbaz has a different way of dealing with politics.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

We expect you to cooperate fully in the war against terrorism: US warns Pakistan

During his visit to Islamabad, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed the new Pakistani government 'to do more' to rein in terror groups operating from the country's soil.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...