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Kartarpur Corridor

Kartarpur Corridor

  “Gurcharan Singh, a 75 years old was happy to visit the Sikh temple in the Pakistani village of Kartarpur. “Pakistan and India have a “protocol on visits to Religious Shrines” signed back in 1974, the protocol allows the citizens of both countries to visit the religious sites in each others countries. The recent development […]

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Pakistan-China Relations

Pakistan-China Relations

  Pakistan and China bilateral relations established in May 1951, have progressed over the years. During the 1970s, Pakistan played the role of a facilitator in normalizing China-US relations. The US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meeting with President Zhou Enlai in Beijing was facilitated by Pakistan, which later led to the visit of President […]

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Peace in Afghanistan: a shattered dream?

Peace in Afghanistan: a shattered dream?

With the collapse of talks in Afghanistan, peace once again has become a distant thought. The cancellation of talks is a strange development in itself, given that the US representative and the Taliban had the last round of talks on September 2, and it was reported that a peace agreement had been finalised ‘in principle’. […]

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Exit for Peace

Exit for Peace

Recent developments suggest that the scope of Pakistan-US relations has once again been rejuvenated, from President Trump’s behaviour to the massive reception that Imran Khan received in the United States. Bilateral relations between the two countries had been at the lowest over the last few years. Reconciliation from the American side is now evident like […]

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India, the attention seeker

India, the attention seeker

In June last year, the BJP government pulled out of a coalition with the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party. Afterwards, India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir was put under governor’s rule. New Delhi’s latest move to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian constitution has ended the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The parliamentary bill to change the administrative […]

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Off to White House

Off to White House

Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to meet the American President Mr. Donald Trump on July 22. This will be Premier’s maiden visit and first one-to-one interaction between the two sides since the new administrations have taken charge of their respective offices. Since his election, President Trump had been vocal of his reservations with […]

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Easter bombing — a call for introspection

Easter bombing — a call for introspection

The killing of more than 250 people in Easter bombings in Sri Lanka speaks about the growing threat of transnational terrorism. Initially, Sri Lankan government held the National Thowheed Jamath (NJT) responsible for the attacks. But as events followed, it was claimed that the local group (who pledged allegiance to the Caliphate) has the support […]

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President Widodo’s Lead in Presidential Race

President Widodo’s Lead in Presidential Race

Indonesia went for local, provincial, legislative and presidential elections on 17 April 2019. 300,000 candidates contested for 20,528 seats across 34 provinces. Nearly, 193 million people casted their vote. It is for the first time that voting on such massive scale is being done. President Joko Widodo has a lead in the presidential run-up. As […]

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