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Stranded in India during the 1965 war: How I won friends among ‘enemies’
A NEIGHBOUR'S DIARY
02.10.18 - Asif Noorani

BOMBAY (now Mumbai), my native city, had always charmed me because of its cosmopolitanism and also because I have had a number of friends and relatives there.

In 1965, a year after I had appeared for my finals for my Master's in English literature, I thought ...
  


Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam's jail term suspended; to be released
19.09.18 - TEAM PT

GIVING A BIG relief to former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam; the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their sentences in the Avenfield corruption reference case and ordered their release from a high security prison.
 
The trio of Sharif, his daughter and ...
  


Pakistan sitting on billions worth of 'dead capital' in form of govt-owned land: Imran
10.09.18 - Team PT


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that his country is sitting on hundreds of billions of rupees in "dead capital" in the form of state land and rest houses and official residences built on that land.

According to a Dawn ...
  


The Yuba City Attack on Manjit Singh GK & General Sambit Patra
25.08.18 - S Pal

EVERY EVENING, on prime time news television in India, spokespersons of various rightwing outfits defend the most reprehensible acts, statements and claims. They defend rapes and murder, threats to rape and murder, the culture of lynch mobs policing the streets, and worse. 

On certain television channels, ...
  


Sikh man thrashed in US, told to return to 'His Own Country'
HATE CRIME
05.08.18 - TEAM PT

In yet another addition to the ever increasing cases of racism, a Sikh man was allegedly assaulted by two white men in Keyes in California and was told to head back to his country. They shouted, "You’re not welcome here! Go back to your country!” ...
  


Journalists get a taste of Imran Khan's New Pakistan: SAFMA office sealed with members, pet dog still inside
ORDERS RECEIVED FROM THE TOP?
02.08.18 - PT Pakistan Desk

IMRAN KHAN'S New Pakistan began its relationship with the free voices in the media this week in a rather disappointing manner: Just as it became clear that Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party will be forming the government in Punjab, authorities moved fast to seal the ...
  


In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart
THE FUTURE OF THE LYNCH MOB - GADHE HEE GADHE HAIN
18.07.18 - PT Foreign Desk

THE INDIAN LYNCH mob can now see what it will look like a few years from now: A donkey was beaten to pulp, its nostrils were ripped apart, its face bled profusely, it writhed in pain, and its nose was broken.

Scores of political activist adamant ...
  


I am coming, declares Nawaz Sharif in London; likely to be arrested at airport
SHER AAYA TO PINJRE MEIN DAAL DENGE
06.07.18 - PT Foreign Desk

OUSTED AND NOW sentenced to 10 years in jail, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared he is returning from London to lead a massive agitation against what he called "a bunch of judges and army generals" but he is likely to be arrested ...
  


Defiant Sharif says he will return to Pakistan
JAILED FOR 10 YEARS
06.07.18 - PT BUREAU

HOURS AFTER OUSTED Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was awarded a 10 year jail sentence, he declared he is returning to Pakistan from London.

"I am not a thief. We got independence from the British but a handful of judges and a handful ...
  


10 year jail for Nawaz Sharif, 7 yrs for daughter, but will they return to Pakistan?
PAK POWER POLITICS SHOCKER
06.07.18 - PT BUREAU

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, his daughter Maryam for seven years and his son-in-law Captain Safdar for one year in a case of corruption and buying unexplained high-end properties in London.

The verdict, delivered less than 20 ...
  


Suicide bomber kills 19, mostly Sikhs, Hindus, in Afghanistan
01.07.18 - PT BUREAU

IN A SHOCKING ATTACK, 19 people, many of them Sikhs and Hindus, who were on their way to meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to seek better guarantees of their security, were blown to pieces by a suicide bomber. Ghani himself was a considerable distance away.

A ...
  


Pakistan explodes with new property details of super-rich Nawaz Sharif
DAILY MAIL EXPOSÉ
24.06.18 - kanwar manjit singh

AS PAKISTANI POLITICS hurtles and hobbles towards its date with democracy on July 25, the entire political scene has now exploded with the Daily Mail of London publishing details of the mega empire-style properties allegedly bought by Nawaz Sharif with dirty money.

With political field already ...
  


Musharraf resigns as chairman of his party
'I AM NOT A COWARD'
22.06.18 - TEAM PT

FORMER PAKISTAN PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
 
Party president Dr. Mohammad Amjad said Musharraf has sent his resignation letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Dr. Amjad was quoted by the Dawn, as saying that ...
  


This is what Shujaat Bukhari tweeted about, just before he was shot dead
PT HOMAGE
14.06.18 - PT BUREAU

One of the very senior journalists working in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley, Shujaat Bukhari, was shot dead today, Thursday, by terrorists. Both his personal security officers were also killed in the attack.

Shujaat Bukhari was widely perceived as a sane voice and his face was familiar ...
  


India stands behind 135 peaceful countries
"WORLD LESS PEACEFUL THAN LAST DECADE"
07.06.18 - HARLEEN KAUR

WE THE PEOPLE, who claim to believe in the concept of Ahimsa Parmo Dharma, today proudly stand behind 135 countries in the matter of peace and tranquillity.
 
According to 2018 Global Peace Index prepared by the international think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ...
  


Not everything about elections should be battle, it can also be dance - Bhangra
BALLE BALLE ELECTION!
30.05.18 - TEAM PT

WHILE THE CRUCIAL by-poll results trickle in India and the BJP versus Opposition is being tested, the South Asian Punjabi identity displays itself in another contest in Canada - the lively Bhangra. History has it that the dance form was first patronised by Maharaja Patiala ...
  


SIKHS & FEMINISTS – We hailed Harjit Sajjan; they didn’t hail Gina Haspel
ਤਹਾਂ ਤਹਾਂ ਰਛਿਆ ਰਿਆਇਤ
21.05.18 - S Pal

FROM SGPC TO radicals, Sikh groups in Punjab and elsewhere were jumping around in near ecstasy when a turbaned decorated lieutenant-colonel with the Canadian Armed Forces was made the Defence Minister of Canada.

Always calling himself and described in the media as Harjit Sajjan but invariably ...
  


Nawaz defends remarks over Mumbai attack; Pak PM blames Indian media for misrepresenting Sharif's statement
14.05.18 - Team PT

PAKISTAN’S OUSTED PRIME MINISTER Nawaz Sharif on Monday defended his recent remarks about the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, saying he will speak the truth no matter what the consequences are.

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in ...
  


Top Pashto singer catches brother sexually abusing daughters
IT JUST DOES NOT END
25.04.18 - PT BUREAU

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan), April 26 - AS CASES OF rape and molestation of young children have been shocking the conscience of Indians with bewildering and disgusting regularity, here comes an equally painful tale from across the border.

A famous Pashto singer, Nazia Iqbal, in Pakistan has accused ...
  


Elections and the internet
12.04.18 - USAMA KHILJI

THE ADVENT OF the internet in our daily lives over the past two decades has been celebrated, especially for advancing democracy and exercising rights. It has become a tool for exercising expression, for connecting with others, and accessing a vast amount of information in very ...
  



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