Stories for: Anwar Iqbal

Heavy military spending hurting India, Pakistan: US report

“Kashmir remains a potential global flashpoint that could escalate into a nuclear war very quickly.”

Death in the time of the Taliban

“It was easier to mourn when people died individually and were not killed in droves by suicide bombers.”

Pakistan, Afghanistan to resume proxy war: US paper

Pakistan, Afghanistan may resume their proxy war after the Americans leave the region, a US newspaper warned on Monday

Protect journalists to secure democracy: US

A democracy can't function if it fails to protect journalists, said US State Dept, condemning the attack on Hamid Mir.

Obama signs law to bar Iran’s UN envoy

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill designed to bar Iran’s future ambassador to the...

Obama threatens more sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama hinted at imposing additional sanctions against Russia while Republican...

US, Pakistan see ties with India improving

US hopes for improvement in Indo-Pak trade ties after elections in India, which would increase bilateral trade to $10bn.

Govt to seek national consensus on action against Taliban if talks fail

Govt will seek a national consensus on what action to take against Taliban if talks with the TTP failed, said Dar.

Imagine telling the Taliban a woman could lead you to God

If secular ideologies have failed, political Islam has not had a resounding success either.

New govt to offer fresh opportunity for peace process, says ex-envoy

Successful holding of elections in Afghanistan is a promising beginning, said Maleeha Lodhi, former envoy to US, UK.

Pakistan to become eligible for IBRD loans

Pakistan is soon expected to become eligible for loans from IBRD, which would enable it to undertake major projects.

IFC to help Pakistan offset effects of Disney ban

The IFC official told Dar that the organisation also wanted to establish an international Pak Rupee programme.

US, Pakistan review plan to expand trade, investment

US and Pakistan have held initial discussions on a joint plan to expand trade and investment flows over next five years.

800 sq miles of Afghan area littered with US explosives: WP

WASHINGTON: The US military will leave behind about 800 square miles of land littered with undetonated grenades,...

Pak Eurobond gets positive response

Finance Ministry said that a positive response to Pakistan’s Eurobond enabled govt to raise $1 billion for five years.

Kerry rules out Palestinians recognition of Israel as Jewish state

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority could not yet recognise...

US panel approves Malala scholarship programme

The proposed legislation now goes for a vote by the full House of Representatives.

1,000 minority girls forced in marriage every year: report

An estimated 1,000 Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert and marry Muslim men in Pakistan every year.

Obama offers to continue partnership with Karzai’s successor

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has offered to continue America’s partnership with the new Afghan government...

Can you forgive a mortal enemy for her?

“There will be forgiveness for who seek forgiveness. And revenge for who seek revenge; but revenge knows no end.”


Misguided optimism

Late call for unity

Politics as parody

Piety and cheating


Sectarian violence

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

Fatah-Hamas unity

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