Canine corpses line streets of Karachi

Canine corpses line streets of Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan:  It was a macabre sight earlier this week, scores of dead dogs piled up on the streets! Animal activists will probably howl with pain at the sight. The fact is that ‘man’s best friend’ is responsible for 6,500 people being bitten just in one city in the past six months. Officials have poisoned […]

AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

AIDS bomb ticking in Pakistan

Pakistani media  have reported that Pakistan has the second largest number of HIV patients in South Asia. Pakistan has around 94,000 HIV positive patients, the second largest number in South Asia. According to the report of HIV /AIDs Control Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, around 157 children across the province were infected with HIV while Peshawar tops […]

This was a Life: Abdul Sattar Edhi

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!

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…

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

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 […]

5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

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’

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?

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

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 […]