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TLP to be mainstreamed despite ban, say top officials

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May 2, 2021; By Munizae Jahangir; LAHORE; Pakistan’s top officials recently indicated that the state would like to ‘mainstream’ the religio-political party Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Pakistan (TLP). But it is still unclear if the ban will remain.

The TTP Timeline in Balochistan

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April 22, By Xari Jalil: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been flexing its muscles for a long time in Balochistan now. Historically speaking the TTP has always operated in the tribal areas in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (KP) especially along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area.  But now, their presence in Balochistan has gained a strong foothold.

Parliament focuses on demands of banned militant outfit

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The TLP sprung out of the movement following the assassination of Salman Taseer - now the party had become an asset for the deep state in the last 10 years.

‘LoC ceasefire commendable, but may not lead to full diplomatic ties’

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Foreign policy experts say the recent ceasefire may not lead to full restoration of trade and diplomatic relationship between India and Pakistan but is an opportunity to build up trust between both governments

Hope for peace

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20 years after the Neemrana Declaration in 2000 where civil societies pledged to strengthen regional interaction, journalists Mandira Nayer and Munizae Jahangir speak across borders to Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Syeda Hamid, and Salima Hashmi on whether the dream for peace can be realized.

The US ‘war on terror’, the Afghanistan conundrum, and Pakistan’s perspective

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Zahid Hussain talks about his newly published book about how Pakistan has always lived under the shadow of Afghanistan for the US. By Shahrazad Agha

Resolve journalists’ issues within 3 months, PFUJ tells govt

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday gave the government a three-month deadline to resolve the ongoing media crisis which has severely compromised the independence of media in the country.

Pakistan among five most deadliest countries for journalists in 2020: RSF

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50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.

‘Minor’s custody wont be given to anyone if parents still alive’

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There have been 21 cases of conversions of mostly Hindu and Christian minor girls only in Bahawalpur in the past few years; around 162 questionable conversions had been reported in the media between 2013 and 2020.

Judicial body for cross border prisoners’ rights must be revived

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Human rights activists and experts while discussing the plight of Pakistani and Indian prisoners in either country's jails, have called for the revival of the joint judicial commission on prisoners.