Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit says his country wants to re-engage with India after the next government takes charge. In an interview to Gateway House, he also spoke about the need to promote people to people exchange programmes, especially among the youth
Fake currency, widely in circulation in India, has become a serious threat with counterfeiters taking advantage of the election season to pump in more money. India has implemented counter-measures, but must utilise advanced techniques and sensitise local law enforcement machinery to counter the menace
In ‘Magnificient Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding,’ author Husain Haqqani writes that the U.S. and Pakistan have few shared interests and very different political needs
India and China have divergent approaches to terrorism emanating from Pakistan. How can New Delhi prod Beijing to act on its concerns about the terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan?
The high level of enthusiasm expressed by New Delhi – for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s expected return to power – may perhaps be premature. India be patient with the new government in Islamabad.
Will former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif prove to be his country’s saviour, one that can make Pakistan the ambitious transit economy it can be? However, the most needed and least controversial angle from which India and Pakistan’s new government can begin to engage is through business and trade.
The road to reconciliation between India and Pakistan is likely to be a long and treacherous one. But perhaps economic compulsions can overtake political ones. That is the hope in Karachi, whose business community has started to make its journey across the border to India.
In the past few years, the SAARC region has seen promising engagements in mutual cooperation between nations. For these developments to hold, new ideas must be discussed
The Wahhabis, who now merit NATO backing, continue on their global mission of converting the Muslim Ummah to its relatively harsh and antediluvian ways of thinking and living. For NATO, this is a geopolitical miscalculation that will have tragic security consequences for the alliance within a decade.
As events of the 26/11 attacks and similar others, retreat from the collective memory, they remain very much part of the lives of the victims and their families. How and why is it important to adopt a rights-based approach towards victims and perpetrators?