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Extra Marital affair: too suffocating for this Pakistani lover!

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Extra Marital affair: too suffocating for this Pakistani lover!

MULTAN, PAKISTAN – This is like an ‘Ali Baba’ story gone haywire! On the verge of being fund out, a woman packed up her paramour in an old tin trunk, with disastrous results. A Pakistani woman, having an affair with her cousin accidently suffocated him in a trunk after hiding him there when other relatives […]

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

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This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

A subdued Pakistan went into national mourning to bid farewell to a man who owned just two sets of clothes. Mr Abdul Sattar Edhi, the founder of Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation, died on Friday last week in Karachi aged 88. Mr Edhi, a sort of Pakistani ‘Mother Teresa’, was revered for setting up maternity wards, […]

Spurned woman burns lover with acid!

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Spurned woman burns lover with acid!

MULTAN, PAKISTAN: It’s rare to find women throwing acid on men, but such cases of vitriolage do take place! A Pakistani woman who apparently threw acid on her boyfriend after he refused to marry her was arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man, Pakistani policemen  said Thursday (June 16). The policemen […]

Why PM Modi rushed to Iran this month…

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Why PM Modi rushed to Iran this month…

The last week of May eventful indeed! Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Iran, President Pranab Mukherjee made a trip to neighbouring China. These two visits show that relations with Tehran and Beijing play an important role in New Delhi’s foreign policy. India and China are rivals. They share the global stage as members […]

Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

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Mullah Mansour’s death: India’s watching as the drama unfolds

The key leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was killed by an American drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency said. The fact that yet another ‘most wanted terrorist’ has been bumped off by the US on Pakistani soil hasn’t gone unnoticed in India. There was some uncomfortable silence from Pakistan till […]

Did Pakistan become ‘nuclear’ to ‘protect’ itself from India?

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Did Pakistan become ‘nuclear’ to ‘protect’ itself from India?

Eighteen years after India and Pakistan tested nuclear devices in Pokhran and Chagai on May 11, 13, and 28, in the year 1998, there remains a wide gap in perception on what this ‘nuclear deterrent’ spells for each other. “When India declared itself a nuclear weapons state in May 1998, Pakistan had to go nuclear […]

5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

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5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

For the first time ever, a Pakistan court will hear a Sikh man’s case  against Muslims for ‘blasphemy’. In this Islamic country, it’s usually the non-Muslims who are tried under this controversial law,. Five people have appeared in a Pakistani court accused of blasphemy after a Sikh man complained they had desecrated his turban during […]

Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

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Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

In Bangladesh, it’s called the battle of the Begums. The struggle between the nation’s two women political leaders for the mastery of Bangladesh becomes sharper with the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina according its approval to the filing of sedition charges against the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader, Begum Khaleda. The political situation […]

More terror times for Pakistan?

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More terror times for Pakistan?

With the January 20 terror attack on a university in northern Pakistan and militant groups splintering into breakaway factions, the fight against terrorism in South Asia will grow more complicated in the near future. Near the city of Peshawar, armed militants stormed Bacha Khan University in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistani security forces battled for […]

Pakistan depends on  China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

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Pakistan depends on China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

Is the Pakistani Navy in trouble? Reports say that Pakistan’s naval modernization plans aren’t taking off. No discernible progress is being made on efforts to modernize and expand the surface and sub-surface fleet, says Defense News. Pakistan is trying to beef up the security of its deepwater port of Gwadar, and the fear is that […]

Pakistan’s hangmen strive for grisly record: from 0 to 300 in 365 days…

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Pakistan’s hangmen strive for grisly record: from 0 to 300 in 365 days…

Karachi : Pakistan may achieve the infamous milestone of becoming one of the world’s top executioners, with almost 300 inmates already put to death this year and thousands more waiting. Pakistan’s independent Human Rights Commission says 295 people have been hanged in the country — a new record — since December last year, while Amnesty […]

Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

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Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

“Winter is Coming” is more than a catch-phrase from a popular TV show. It’s a horrific reality for those ruined by the latest earthquake to hit Pakistan and Afghanistan. Desperate survivors bracing for a fourth freezing night in the rubble of their earthquake-flattened homes have appealed for aid as the Pakistan government said thousands more […]

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