Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 8:42 PM


A thought for the millions who celebrate Eid in the shadow of war and displacement

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Eid is a time of joy, to share festivities with family, friends and the less fortunate. While things are far from perfect in Pakistan on many fronts, we must at least be thankful that the country has not witnessed the savage militant violence that it had previously experienced in the run-up to and during many past Eids.

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Rejoice and Reflect

Thursday, June 14, 2018

A Shia Muslim Altaf Hussain Mir, a Chartered Accountant, elected to perform his eteqaf at a mosque managed by Sunni Muslims on The Bund, Srinagar to contribute his mite to the sectarian harmony in the Kashmir Valley. His effort had thus both a spiritual and a salutary worldly dimension.

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Top Kashmiri bureaucrats hold insignificant posts

Friday, June 1, 2018

One way to marginalise Kashmiri presence in the top bureaucracy is to limit the number of officers in the services. Another is to install the remaining officers in positions where their presence is not impactful. The secretariat at present is witness to both.

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Pak military under Bajwa reaching out to India but New Delhi hostile: RUSI

Saturday, May 5, 2018

A commentary published by UK think-tank Royal Unites Services Institute (RUSI) has said that Pakistan’s military chief General Qamar Bajwa realises that the way to peace and prosperity in Pakistan is through military cooperation with India but New Delhi is not reciprocating approaches made by Pakistan’s senior military officers.

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More highly qualified youth join mujahideen ranks in Kashmir

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The list of well-educated youth joining mujahid organizations in Indian held Kashmir seems to be growing endlessly as one more youth from Islamabad – with an M Phil degree – has joined the mujahideen.

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Kathua rape-and-murder: Conspiracy has worked; No Muslims left in Rasana now

Friday, April 20, 2018

In early March, Crime Branch told J&K High Court that rape-and-murder of the 8-year-old Aasifa Bano was not an ordinary crime but a large conspiracy to dislodge Bakerwal (nomad) Muslims from Rasana Village, who graze their cattle in the hills in the summer months.

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