The Kashmiri population is paying the price for India’s single-handed action to “solve” the Kashmir conflict, which has created new turmoil in Indian Occupied Kashmir. There is no relief in sight for them in the short run.
The disunited Muslim countries are responsible for the miseries of the Kashmiri people. The money of the Muslim countries, particularly the Arab countries, even Bangladesh, is used to kill the Muslims of Kashmir, and beyond.
When the international media are reporting about Ladakh they do that without even mentioning the vital connection to the Kashmir conflict, a sore wound in the body of South Asia that is damaging not only neighboring countries but first and foremost the Kashmiris. ‘Kashmiri Lives Also Matter’ is the message that should be taken in by the world.
With a long, hot summer, the danger of locusts eating away our food security and the imminent floods to go with the pandemic, the consequences are grim for Pakistan.
A leading Pakistani think tank reports unusual rise in the civilian cost of conflict between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control. Almost 550 civilians and military personnel have been killed in skirmishes between the two South Asian rivals in the past four years, says Center for Research and Security Studies in its latest report.
The Covid-19 global shock will bring to an end the western predominance and should awaken Pakistan to finally decolonize its thinking and the concepts it follows. During the last twenty to thirty years regional and global power relations have changed decisively and they still keep changing.
One big lesson that we all should draw from the covid19 crisis – as witnessed in USA, Brazil, Russia, India and Pakistan, is that pandemics know now borders and that they require trans-border cooperation instead of finger-pointing. Political rhetoric in one country will never be able to stop adverse winds – calamity, pandemic – from outside. Cooperation can, nevertheless, help in prevention and protection.
What Pakistan can learn from “Lucky” Luciano's deal with the US government during World War II? Should Pakistan enlist one of its most controversial cities and real estate magnate to revive its faltering economy?
Why should Pakistan’s ranking and image improve if its bureaucrats – endorsed by politicians – act recklessly in total disregard to its laws and constitution and for the damage their selfish motives might inflict on the country? The latest example is the constitution of the country's National Commission for Minorities.
The international community that has for years invested in soldiers, weapons and explosives sent into Afghanistan should now ready itself to send wheat, meat and other food items.