Friday, 23 June 2017

Tag Archives: South Asia

China hopes Pakistan, India will improve ties through dialogue

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BEIJING: China is optimistic that Pakistan and India will improve their bilateral relations through dialogue. “This is conducive to not only the two countries themselves but also to regional prosperity and development,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying during press briefing in Beijing. The spokesperson said both Pakistan and ...

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Gurmehar’s silent battle for peace

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IT is not unlikely that Gurmehar Kaur or her mother has read Sahir Ludhianvi’s anti-war poetry. It is also possible they have read Charles Sumner’s views on human strife. Gurmehar echoes an earnest sentiment of the legendary Massachusetts senator who endured physical assault from rivals to oppose the politics of ...

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EU parliamentarian condemns Indian atrocities in Kashmir

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Member of European Parliament (MEP) and other delegates from the United Kingdom and Canada have unanimously supported the right of self-determination of Kashmiris, saying that the world should come forward to stop the sufferings of the Kashmiris in Indian Kashmir (IoK). MEP Julie Ward, said that the excesses against people ...

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Forget India, profit from ‘quiet rise’ of Pakistan: Barron’s Asia

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JAKARTA: Investors should forget India and instead profit from the ‘quiet rise’ of Pakistan along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Barron’s Asia said. In an article, America’s financial magazine advised investors where profit is to be had through stock investments. It pitched Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh as the places to ...

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Pakistan brass mill ‘Asia’s biggest’ now

DUBAI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the up-gradation and expansion of brass mill at Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF), making it largest of its kind in South Asia. Brass is a metal which is mostly used for making bullets and cannon shells. The prime minister along with Chief of the Army ...

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Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s pop icon turned preacher

The story of Junaid Jamshed’s public life begins with one air crash and ends with another. The August 1988 air crash in Bahawalpur that killed Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq was widely hailed in Pakistan as the end of an era when religious obscurantism reigned supreme. Though the roots ...

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Nawaz should reach out to Trump: Pervez Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Former military ruler General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that American president-elect Donald Trump is not well-versed with political dynamics of the region, and has yet to formulate a strategy vis-à-vis South Asia. “This is a golden opportunity for Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif needs to step up and ...

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British PM may visit Pakistan next year

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said she was looking forward to visiting Pakistan in the first half of 2017. The British Prime Minister expressed these views as she walked into a meeting of Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan with National Security Adviser Sir MarkLyall Grant ...

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