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میں سچا مسلمان کیسے بنوں؟

وسعت اللہ خان، بی بی سی اردو ایک سنی دیوبندی گھرانے میں پیدا ہونے والا وسعت اللہ خان خود کو ایک اچھا مسلمان ثابت کرنے کے لئے کہاں تک جائے، کیا کرے ؟؟؟ شاید شیعوں کو مارنے سے میرا کام نہیں چلے گا۔ شائد اور بہت کچھ کرنا پڑے گا۔ تو کیا بو علی سینا […]

Pakistani Shiites are ‘victims of regional politics’

Pakistani development experts and activists say the massacre of Shiite Muslims in Gilgit-Baltistan and other northern parts of Pakistan is linked to ongoing development programs in the area and regional politics. Last week, several gunmen, who were in the guise of Pakistani security officials, stopped a passenger bus travelling from Rawalpindi to the northwestern Gilgit […]

What if US loses Pakistan to China

Why America’s waning influence on the Muslim nation could be good news for both the U.S. and India By Jason Overdorf, Globalpost With a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on the horizon, India has been caught between cheering Washington’s moves to rein in Pakistan’s military and bewailing the possible fallout if America “loses” Pakistan to China. […]

The China Challenge: A Strategic Vision for US-India Relations

By Lisa Curtis and Dean Cheng..REUTERS INDIA India is keeping a wary eye on China’s rapid global ascent. Unresolved border issues that resulted in the Sino-Indian War of 1962 have been heating up again in recent years. Indian policymakers are scrambling to develop effective policies to cope with a rising China by simultaneously pursuing both […]

Vulnerabilities of Chitral

By Ihsanuddin Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtun khwa province is the land of more than 36 valleys leading to Afghanistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Dir and Swat districts. Each valley in Chitral has its own distinct and diverse but fragile ecosystem which in either way vulnerable and appealing to the visitors, policy makers and national/international development organizations to […]

On the Trail of the Great Game in the Hindukush

Travelling through Northern Pakistan in the footsteps of George Hayward On a bright autumn morning I set out walking along the Yasin Valley, high in the Hindu Kush Mountains in the wild borderlands of northern Pakistan. Stark, iron-grey slopes rose on either side towards a cobalt-blue sky. In the lower reaches of the valley the […]

China building road to disaster in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Syed Iqbal Hasnain China’s high-stake poker game in Gilgit-Baltistan, a mountainous area that is part of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, will have disastrous environmental consequences for the entire region and beyond. Reports in the local and international media indicate that, over the past few years, Beijing has been steadily undertaking many […]