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No alternative to dialogue

The macabre game of death, destruction and bloodbath has been going on unabated in Indian held territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Innocent, unarmed and defenseless people of the territory are being killed ruthlessly by the unbridled trigger-happy occupation forces every now and then. As the state-sponsored violence has intensified manifold …

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Six point proposal

The President Azad Kashmir Sardar Masoood Khan has said that Kashmiris and the people of Pakistan are seeking American attention and support for the resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir because of its historical ties with the region and its track record of trying to find a diplomatic …

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The lessons of Ramadan

Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the holiest month, is approaching with bounty of blessings for Muslims seeking forgiveness and reward while observing dawn-to-dusk fasting during the entire month. It is the month of forgiveness and countless blessings and a precious gift from God to believers. Above all the Ramadan is the month in which …

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Kashmir under siege

Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has denounced the stepped up human rights violations committed by Indian troops in the UN recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The IPHRC in a statement issued in Jeddah said, “At least 20 people, mostly youth, …

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Culture of Intolerance

Violence has since long been a part and parcel of the politics in Pakistan, however, it is quite regrettable that the religion, which teaches peace, tolerance, brotherhood and interfaith harmony, has now become a new fault line of domestic politics in our country. The assassination attack on interior minister Professor …

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The RUSI report

For last couple of days the media is abuzz with talks that the Pakistan military under General Qamar Javed Bajwa wants to talk with India as it feels that the way to peace and prosperity is through military cooperation with India. Referring to a report brought out by the UK’s …

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Rising extremism in India

Removal of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has triggered protests after a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) objected to its presence there. The BJP legislator Satish Gautam claimed that there was no justification for the presence of Mr Jinnah’s portrait on the …

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The UNMOGIP’s role

A senior UN peacekeeping official has rejected assertion that missions such as the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) are doing nothing, saying they are valuable and performing on the basis of ground realities in “frozen conflict” areas. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Bintou Keita was asked …

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