The Federal Government appears to be making moves to initiate talks with disgruntled Baloch nationalists to end a decades-long insurgency in the country’s largest province Balochistan. This development comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan alluded to talks during a visit to Gwadar on Monday, July 5.
A Christian couple in Gujranwala narrates the trauma of their 13-year-old daughter’s alleged forced conversion and marriage with a middle-aged married man already a father of five.
April 27th, 2021; By Suneel Malik; LAHORE; "The matter of religious inclusivity in the SNC has been presented in public as a religious issue in order to create confusion and generate controversy, despite the fact that in actuality it deals with the curricula, and its provisions relating to basic human rights protected under the Constitution," writes Suneel Malik.
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.
April 14th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; There are close to a million street children in cities across Punjab, says Sarah Ahmad, chairperson of the Punjab Child Protection and Welfare Bureau, announcing a renewed push against child beggary during Ramzan.
“I do not know what state he is in,” a mother states. “I am not asking them to release my son. I jus want to know what crime he has committed. The courts are there to award punishments; at least bring him to court.”