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  • 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...

    He and his wife (Gillian Anderson) are portrayed as well-meaning if naive puppets of London at the start of the Cold War, as Mountbatten agrees to the carve up the subcontinent between...

  • BBC disclosures confirm Pakistan's suspicions about India: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Talking to media personnel on Thursday, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the sensitive disclosures made in the BBC report confirmed Pakistan's suspicions about India's involvement in the country...

    Nisar said intelligence agencies had in the past reported India's interference inside Pakistan, adding that recent statements from the Indian leadership were a clear indication of foreign involvement...

  • Pakistan calls for urgent action to deal with forced migration

    UNITED NATIONS: Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday urged the world community for urgent action to deal with the growing crisis of forced migration...

    Pakistan’s permanent representative also said that the post-2015 agenda of the UN seeks to end extreme poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for the people, besides protecting environment for ourselves and future generations...

  • India provided funds to MQM, claims BBC report

    KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has received funding from Indian authorities, claims a startling report published by the BBC on Wednesday...

    Explore: Big brother is watchingMQM Coordination Committee Member Wasay Jalil in response to the report posted a short statement to Twitter, rejecting BBC's allegations...

  • BBC report accuses MQM of receiving funds from India; Muttahida rejects charge

    KARACHI: Based on the statement of an unnamed ‘authoritative Pakistani source’, a BBC report said on Wednesday that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement had been receiving funds from the Indian government — a charge categorically rejected by the MQM...

    The website of the BBC News carried the news report — Pakistan’s MQM ‘received Indian funding’ — by freelance British journalist and one of the hosts of the BBC’s Newshour programme, Owen...

  • BBC report: Pakistan in touch with British authorities, confirms FO

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) confirmed on Friday that the Government of Pakistan is in touch with British authorities with a view to seek information and facts of the BBC report that claimed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has received funding from Indian authorities...

    "The contents of BBC's report are of vital significance to the state of Pakistan," said the FO spokesman Qazi Khalilullah...

  • BBC story on 'Pakistan's secret human rights abuses' a pack of lies: ISPR

    The military's media wing on Monday issued a strongly worded response to a BBC story that documented alleged human rights abuses in the tribal areas of former Fata, and termed the report a "pack of lies"...

    The BBC story published on June 2, titled Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses, looks into Pakistan's long battle with militants as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror" and carries the accounts of locals as well as the...

  • Afghan Taliban say will visit Pakistan if formally invited: BBC report

    The Afghan Taliban have said that they will visit Pakistan and meet Prime Minister Imran Khan if they are formally invited for a meeting by Islamabad, BBC Urdu reported on Thursday, citing an official...

    He had said he hoped that in the coming days, "we will be able to urge the Taliban to talk with the Afghan government and come to a political solution", a point that was promptly appreciated by US President Donald Trump — who noted...

  • Sharmeen wins Emmy for best documentary

    KARACHI: Award-win­ning filmmaker Shar­meen Obaid Chinoy has added another prestigious accolade to her name, winning the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York on Friday...

    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which last year won an Oscar for ‘Best Documentary - Short Subject’, focuses on the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honour killing attempt... ...

  • Documentary highlights evils of human trafficking

    ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Switzerland on Thursday hosted the opening of the third edition of the Human Rights Film Festival which included a screening of a documentary titled ‘Impasse’...

    Inaugurating the event, Director UN Information Centre Vittorio Cammarota said: “The documentaries are focused on human rights violations across the world, including migration, refugees, freedom of expression, human trafficking, child abuse and...

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