Water Wars: Why India and Pakistan Are Squaring Off Over Their Rivers

By Faheem Belharvi India's Wular Lake, a popular picnic and tourist spot nestled in the Kashmir Valley, is an unlikely site for conflict. But India's plan to build a structure on the Jhelum River at the mouth of the lake that will allow it to release water during the river's lean winter months has outraged neighboring Pakistan, which believes the project will give India the power to control how much water f ...

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Baloch nationalism assuming dangerous proportions

By Asif Haroon Raja In connivance with KGB and KHAD, RAW with the willing cooperation of Sardar Khair Baksh Marri and Sardar Attallullah Mengal succeeded in establishing Baloch Student Organisation (BSO) in Balochistan in 1964, which raised the bogey of Greater Balochistan. Consequent to abolishment of Sardari system in Balochistan and sacking of Mengal led government in Quetta by Bhutto in 1974; insurgency ...

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Remote Indian state struggles for identity

By Faheem Belharvi "Backwards," "marginalised," "isolated," "insurgency-wracked:" the adjectives that most frequently precede any mention of Manipur — for all its stunning natural beauty — are overwhelmingly negative. And for many Manipuris, the concept of being "of India" in any meaningful sense is one they find difficult to entertain. "Why should I care about India when India does not care about me," says ...

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Taliban Rocked US Embassy & Afghan Parliament

By Zaheerul Hassan On April 15,2012 Taliban attacked US embassy and Afghan parliament in Kabul . Taliban fired rockets and assault rifles in the direction of the US Embassy, Taliban. Nato headquarters and other official buildings as gunfire and explosions rocked the heart of the Afghan capital. The sound of blasts and gunfire echoed through the city, as several attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades ...

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Pak Parliament Approved PCNS Recommendations Unanimously

By Zaheerul Hassan On 13 August 2012, Pakistan Parliament unanimously passed Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) recommendations on Pak-US relations despite. The credit goes to political and military leadership who took stands and provided the basis to the foreign office for revisiting Pakistan Foreign policy. Although, masses openly welcomed the parliamentarian move with regards to the Pak- ...

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Husain Haqqani Absconds

By Sajjad Shaukat The judicial commission of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, probing the memogate case censured the DG of Foreign Ministry Sohail Khan on April 12 this year, while questioning as to why the former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani had not informed the embassy regarding the misplacement of his blackberry phone-set. The commission criticised Sohail for not acting on the embassy's ...

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Honouring The Judiciary

By Professor Ali Sukhanver There will be time; there will be time; time to repent, time to regret, time to feel sorry and time to lament; but that will be too late. The people playing in hands of the conspirators would one day feel sorry for no one else but for their own-self, one day when they would realize that they had been brutally exploited against their own people, against their own religion and again ...

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Our agencies need to remain extra vigilant till 2014

By Asif Haroon Raja The US considers it its birthright to lord over the whole world and expects others to accept its ascendency because it is the sole super power and economically and militarily the strongest nation on the earth. However, despite its unchallenged supremacy, it is also a reality that the US remains fearful of Israel and Jewish lobby within USA. The President of USA reputed as the strongest m ...

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