Not all Pakistanis as cowardly as Sharif, Imran Khan tells PM Modi

Lahore:Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said on Friday that Pakistanis are ready for friendship as war between the two nuclear powers is no solution to any problem but added that “not all Pakistanis are as cowardly as Sharif”. “We want peace. We are ready for friendship if you (Modi) are willing. I offer you peace as war […]

Democracy has not been tailored to Pak environment: Musharraf

Washington:The army has often played a prominent role in the governance of Pakistan as democracy has not been tailored to its environment, the country’s former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has said. “Army has always had a role since our independence. It has played a very prominent role in the governance of Pakistan, mainly because […]

Iran to Germany: We’ll never forsake Palestine

Tehran:Iran says it will never drop support for the Palestinians, rejecting Germany’s demand that Tehran should recognize Israel before Berlin normalized ties with the Islamic Republic. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel before his visit to Tehran on Sunday that Iran could have normal, friendly relations with Germany “only when it accepted Israel’s right to exist.” “Ties between the Islamic […]

IMPPA member resigns after ban on Pakistani artistes

MUMBAI: Rising tensions between India and Pakistan and a subsequent ban on Pakistani talent working in India has led a member of an Indian film association to resign.  On Thursday, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution during the annual general meeting of the association that “till the situation is OK between the Pakistani […]

The die is cast

We do not know the full details of the surgical strike along the LoC. But the official narrative around it has been professionally surgical. This was a limited strike to pre-empt terrorists from entering India. India acted within its rights. The target was terrorists, not Pakistan’s army or territory. It is for now envisaged, officially, […]

Estranged Siblings: Perpetually At War

          Alizay Jaffer, a Pakistani teenager, has penned down a moving post on India-Pakistan relations. The post has garnered massive support on social media. We reproduce it for the interest of our readers. IT’s strange, this affinity with India. I find myself getting increasingly upset at the abuse and hatred tossed […]

For Kashmiris living on Pakistan-side-of-LoC,shelling is a great source of fear

Kashmiris living in the villages along the Line of Control on the Pakistani side of the disputed area are no strangers to shelling from the Indian side. In one particular village in Nakyal sector, an administrative unit of Kotli district, 15 civilians were killed by mortar shelling in August 2015 alone. On September 29, as news […]

 Day 85: Pellet Hit Youth Succumbs at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: A pellet hit youth succumbed to his injuries on Saturday in SKIMS Soura. Sources identified the deceased as Muzaffar Ahmad, a resident of Check-i-Kawoosa area of Narbal in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Muzaffar was shot by pellets on September 14 and was undergoing treatment in a Srinagar hospital.  

Day 85:Curfew lifted from Srinagar;shutdown continues across Valley

SRINAGAR:Curfew was Saturday lifted from Srinagar as the situation improved in the city, but normal life remained affected in the Kashmir Valley due to the separatist-sponsored strike for the 85th consecutive day.   Curfew has been lifted from the areas of Srinagar where the curbs were in force yesterday and there is no curfew anywhere in […]

Army chief compliments soldiers who successfully executed ‘surgical strike’

JAMMU:Army chief Dalbir Singh on Saturday visited the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur and took stock of the operational preparedness along the border in the wake of heightened tension with Pakistan following India’s surgical strikes against terror camps across the Line of Control. “Gen. Singh arrived at the Northern Command headquarters this morning and chaired […]