Unlike diplomatic agents like ambassadors, consular agents are not entitled to absolute immunity.
Sikander Ahmed Shah
The Foreign Office must do more to ensure Pakistanis’ rights, abroad and at home.
Public sentiment reflects the view that US officials stationed in Pakistan have little respect for domestic laws.
Historically, relations between Pakistan and Iran have at best remained lukewarm.
Recent steps taken by the US seem to signal an end to its ‘persona’ as an advocate of international law.
Mattis is tone-deaf to regional realities.
Pakistan must proactively reach out to Iran.
Terrorism is an elusive concept under international law.
Any cross-border attack by Iran into Pakistan would be a violation of international law.
Pakistan is well within its rights to try and sentence Jadhav under its domestic laws for espionage.
A democratic state must always balance most carefully its needs for security with its need for liberty.
We share the US’ chequered history of treating refugees and immigrants unfairly.
The domestic framework to censure groups promoting terrorism is more punitive as compared to the UN regime.
The absence of a foreign minister suggests ad hocism.
India’s submarine intrusion violated our sovereignty under UNCLOS.
Pakistan must have a more long-term and inclusive strategy to deal with Afghan refugees.
If India breaches or abrogates the Indus Waters Treaty, it would be a violation of international law.
Even the US feels the pressure of censure from the international community when it resists international courts.
Both Pakistan and Bangladesh need to protect vulnerable Bengali expatriates.
Many fear that new demographics might signify apartheid.