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  • Pakistan recognised ICJ remit in 1960: AG

    ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf has said that Pakistan signed the March 29 declaration with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to create firewalls for the first time and national security concern was among the reservations listed by Islamabad over the world court’s jurisdiction in the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav...

    Dispelling the impression that Pakistan agreed to the jurisdiction of the ICJ in such cases only...

  • If breaks out, Pakistan-India war may spiral into a world war, warns Khurshid

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has warned that a full-scale war between Pakistan and India, if takes place, is bound to turn into a third world war and cause a huge loss of life and massive destruction in the region...

    Speaking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Mr Shah ruled out possibility of a war between the two countries observing that [Indian Prime Minister Narendra]...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • A leaf from history: The Afghan war spills over

    There was great flux in Afghanistan during the 1970s: a power struggle was raging between King Zahir Shahi and his prime minister, Mohammed Daud; the constitutional monarchy was on its last legs and Nur Mohammad Taraki led a revolution to turn the country into a communist republic while dissident leaders Gulbadin Hekmatyar and Burhanuddin Rabbani fled to Pakistan in 1973 and 1974 respectively...

    As a result of the Soviet invasion and...

  • History repeats itself: Are we inching towards another world war?

    But this line is not from yesterday or the day before, it is actually a quote from 101 years ago when Foreign Minister Sergey Sazonov was announcing to the world why Serbia had the support of Czarist Russia, before diving headfirst into what the world would know as World War I...

    We’re told that President Reagan was the best president since President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt; that in Pakistan every political party and politician...

  • COVER:The untold history:The Raj at War by Yasmin Khan

    There is little or no awareness of the tragedy that engulfed millions of people in the Far East and south-east Asia as Japan marched from one triumph to another till it reached the borders of British India...

    One reason for this historical distortion is obvious: more books have been written on the war in Europe than on the Asian and Pacific theatre of war, Hollywood’s contribution to this anomaly being no less great...

  • Museum highlights war history of the subcontinent

    Old war weapons, including tanks and cannons, manufactured as far back as the early 1800s have been set up in the museum, which itself is inside Ayub National Park, by the Army Heritage Foundation...

    Inaugurated in February this year, the vintage park is an ideal spot for war history buffs...

  • A leaf from history: Cricket diplomacy checks war pitch

    With Indian troops am­a­ssed along the Pakistani border in early 1987, the morning of Feb 21, 1987, presented an altogether different surprise: a Pakistan Air Force jet landed at Delhi airport, with the visitor none other than Pakistan President General Ziaul Haq...

    The general had flown to Delhi on the pretext of watching a test match between Pakistan and India in Jaipur, with his arrival putting Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in...

  • History & 1965 war

    THIS is apropos news item ‘History in Pakistan has been badly treated’ (Sept 5) and Dr Akbar Zaidi’s remarks...

    The Indians suffered heavy losses at the hands of the Pakistan Army in Chiwinda...

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