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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • Kerry speaks of Syria partition plan

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that Syria could be partitioned under a so-called “plan B”, if the current fighting continued much longer...

    “It may be too late to keep it as a whole Syria if we wait much longer,” he told the US Senate foreign relations committee on Tuesday...

  • Partition key battleground in India-Pakistan textbook wars

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani high school student Noman Afzal knows “traitorous” Hindus are to blame for the bloodshed that erupted when British India split into two nations 70 years ago...

    Students across the border in India are taught a starkly different version of events, the result of a decades-long effort by the nuclear-armed rivals to shape and control history to their own nationalistic narrative...

  • ‘Partition unleashed violence against minorities in India and Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Picking up from where she left off six years ago Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar said when she finished working on her book, The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories, she didn’t want to work on anything related to Partition...

    “Writing about Partition had been an emotionally draining project but as it happens, it’s such a huge experience that I think this region has still a long...

  • All-star movie demands new look at India-Pakistan partition

    BERLIN: Gurinder Chadha, the woman behind Bend It Like Beckham, demands British “accountability” for the humanitarian disaster triggered by the Indian subcontinent’s partition, in her new all-star drama Sunday at the Berlin film festival...

    Viceroy’s House tells the story of Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Boneville) overseeing the 1947 end of three centuries of colonial rule...

  • Pakistan seeking normal relations with India

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said on Thursday that Pakistan wants to have a normal relationship with India, but New Delhi had suspended the bilateral dialogue process...

    We want to have normal relationship with India...

  • India, Pakistan relations need to improve: Sachin Tendulkar

    Batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday advocated the need for improvement in relations between traditional rivals India and Pakistan, reiterating that cricket could play a role in normalising ties...

    “These are issues which the two countries’ government needs to decide,” Sachin told Press Trust of India when asked about the hurdles in the way of a proposed bilateral series in the UAE in December...

  • Relations with India not to hurt Iran-Pakistan ties: envoy

    PESHAWAR: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has said that his country is ready to provide all possible support to Pakistan in the war against terrorism and for the development of its economy...

    Talking to media personnel at the Iranian consulate here on Monday, the ambassador said that ties between Iran and India wouldn’t put any negative impact on relations between Pakistan and Iran...

  • Pakistan wants friendly relations with India, but not at its own cost: COAS

    LONDON: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan wants peaceful and friendly relations with India but not at the cost of its own interests and dignity...

    Speaking at the dinner hosted by Pakistan’s High Commissioner in London Syed Ibne Abbas, General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan is going through its most crucial time in history and added that peace and stability will eventually take the country towards a...

  • Pakistan wants friendly relations with India, says Sharif

    ANKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan wanted to have friendly and good neighbourly relations with India...

    Speaking to reporters accompanying him on his visit to Turkey, he said that even during the election campaign, his party did not adopt the policy of “India bashing” and ended this negative tradition...

  • Sikhs keen for good relations between India, Pakistan: US body’s chief

    WASHINGTON: Sikhs across the world want good relations between India and Pakistan as tensions between the two neighbours prevent them from visiting some of their holiest shrines, says the American Sikh community...

    Among the Sikhs in North America, there’s an almost universal welcome for Pakistan’s decision to open the Kartarpur crossing and build a corridor between the two Punjabs to facilitate visits to Gurdwara Kartarpur Saheb... ...

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