Tag: South Asia

  • Water Security in South Asia: Revisiting the Indus Water Treaty – by Abdul Samad

    Water Security in South Asia: Revisiting the Indus Water Treaty – by Abdul Samad

      In what has been predominantly a climate of belligerence and hostility between India and Pakistan over the past six decades, the Indus Water Treaty is one of the few instances where both countries have cooperated in a matter of mutual concern. The Treaty has been generous [1] to Pakistan (allocating 80.52 % of the […]

  • India offers Pakistan electricity and economic-centric foreign policy

    My Editorial published in the Daily Mashriq بھارت نے پاکستان میں جاری توانائی کے بحران کو فوری طور پر حل کرنے کے لیے 5ہزار میگاواٹ بجلی روزانہ کی بنیاد پر فراہم کرنے کی پیشکش کی ہے۔ بجلی کی یہ فراہمی بلاتاخیر پنجاب کے راستے ممکن ہوگی۔ یہ پیشکش بھارتی وزیراعظم من موہن سنگھ نے جنوبی […]

  • America’s pacific century – by Hillary Clinton

    The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action. As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point. Over the last 10 years, […]

  • Military as an obstacle -by S. Akbar Zaidi

    ACADEMICS who work on the political economy of Pakistan have no doubt in their minds that Pakistan’s military, primarily its army, remains the dominant power in any equation regarding the distribution and use of power and force in Pakistan. Despite the recent, softer transitions in the balance and distribution of power which have created far […]

  • Joint Statement by S.M. Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar

    Joint Statement following meeting between the Minister of External Affairs of India and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan July 27, 2011 The Minister of External Affairs of India, H.E. S.M. Krishna and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, H.E. Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar met in New Delhi on July 27, 2011. 2. The […]

  • Comparing ASEAN and SAARC -by Khaled Ahmed

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 and it has just announced that by 2015 the states included in it will have become a single market like the European Union (EU). Asean already trades 25 per cent within itself, which means it is fairly set to become a regional trading bloc […]

  • On Salmaan Taseer’s murder: We, the South Asian people, will never let religious fanatics to decide the destiny of future generations – by Dhirendra Sharma

    The Governor of Punjab in Pakistan, Salmaan Taseer, was assassinated by a policeman who fired twenty seven bullets before surrendering himself with a sinister smile to a dozen security policemen around him. The bodyguard was assigned to protect him that very morning. No other policemen tried to save the governor or rushed to stop the […]

  • Beyond nation states: Union of South and Central Asia (USCA) – by Shiraz Paracha

    The death and destruction in name of nation state has taught the West to discard the narrow concept of nation state, however, in some parts of the world, the West is encouraging separatist movements and ethnic groups which aspire to create new states driven by ethnicity. The idea of ethnocentric nation states is a recipe […]

  • SAFMA hosts seminar on Pakistan-India relations

    The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) organised a seminar titled ‘Pakistan in a South Asian Context’ in connection with Independence Day at a local hotel on Friday. Experts from India and Pakistan spoke on the occasion and expressed their views on how Pakistan could progress. Noted historian Dr Mubarik Ali said that people would […]

  • Fighting terror in South Asia – By Kuldip Nayar

    “THERE is no terror, Cassius, in your threats,” Julius Caesar tells him. Pakistan could have told India the same thing at the meeting of the joint anti-terror mechanism: recent bomb blasts at Malegaon and Modasa were not the doing of ‘Muslims from across the border’. Nor did the Pakistani delegation point out that India had […]