Pakistan


Illegitimate Detention: Indian Public Safety Act Detains Four Political Leaders In Kashmir

On the 6th of January, prominent Kashmiri leaders and former ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were charged under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. In addition, the detention of Ali Muhammad Sagar and Sartaj Madni, also senior politicians in the region, has been extended under the same act. […]


Russia Backs India For Permanent United Nations Security Council Seat 1

Speaking at the fifth Raisina Dialogue recently, an annual conference held in New Delhi to discuss geopolitical and economic issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that India should be given a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. Lavrov cited the underrepresentation of developing countries as the primary reason […]


A New Nuclear Age?

Iran’s “revenge” missile attacks on U.S forces in Iraq. Deadly chaos in Iran. The halting of the US-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State. Rising perplexity and scepticism as questions arise over whether U.S troops will remain in Iraq, and even whether the United States will altogether respect the laws […]


Pakistani Court Reverses Musharraf’s Death Sentence, Guilty Verdict

On Monday, a high court in Pakistan reversed a guilty verdict and death sentence for former leader Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason, ruling the court’s formation unconstitutional. This special court sentenced Musharraf, who is currently seeking medical treatment in Dubai, to death in December on charges of treason resulting […]


Polio Cases Rise In Pakistan Amid Vaccination Misinformation Campaigns

Throughout 2019, Pakistan had faced challenges to its polio eradication efforts as a result of increasing anti-vaccination misinformation in the country’s most susceptible regions. Al Jazeera reports that Pakistan has had difficulty containing the spread of polio over the past year, and case tallies have reached their highest point in […]


The Vicious Cycle Of Conflict And Climate Change In The Himalaya

The Himalaya has played host to conflict for centuries, with modern conflicts centred largely around international borders and ethnic disputes stretching across borders from Afghanistan to Myanmar, after the region was decolonized following the Second World War. A relatively new element shifting state tactics within the ongoing conflict is the […]


Three Indian Engineers Released In Taliban Prisoner Swap

On Monday, a source from the Afghan government confirmed that a prisoner swap had taken place between the Afghan government and the Taliban. According to numerous reports, the Afghan government released eleven Taliban members in exchange for three Indian engineers. The engineers were among seven kidnapped by the Taliban in […]


Anglican Archbishop Prostrates As Apology For 1919 British Massacre In Amritsar

On the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury embraced the bold act of prostrating at the site of the Amritsar massacre, as a deeply meaningful symbol of a personal request for forgiveness for the British colonial atrocity. Over 400 were slaughtered and more […]


Pakistan Arrests 22 Protestors As Pro-Independence Protests Continue

On September 7, 22 Kashmiri protestors were arrested by Pakistani forces while continuing their ongoing resistance against foreign control of Kashmir, especially India’s recent controversies in the region. The protest had been ongoing since September 6 at Tatrinote within Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Those arrested are, but a slight fraction against the […]


Death Of Hamza Bin Laden Confirmed By The U.S.

U.S. officials have confirmed the death of Al-Qaeda militant Hamza bin Laden, one month after intelligence officials had reported his demise. In a statement released by the White House, President Trump stated that Bin Laden had been killed in a “counter terrorism operation in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region”, although […]


Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced […]


Death Of Taliban Leader’s Brother Will Not Affect Peace Talks

On 17 August, a terror attack was carried out on a mosque near Quetta, in southwest Pakistan. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, but this region has seen a number of attacks in recent years attributed to Baloch separatists, the Pakistani Taliban, and local groups affiliated with […]


Kashmir Crisis Threatens India-Pakistan Peace

The Indian government revoked Kashmir’s special status by presidential decree on August 5th. Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was abolished, signalling the end to India-administered Kashmir’s autonomy. Article 370 conferred special rights on Kashmir, including the right to its own constitution and decision-making process with the exception of defence, […]