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  • By the people for the people: why Pakistan needs a proportional representation system

    A week from elections, the mood in Pakistan seems sombre...

    In such circumstances, one is faced with questions like, is this whole thing worth it? Why are we even doing this again if the same set of people will get elected again on different party platforms? What is the point of this? Why should I even vote?To the last question, Sarah Khan makes a compelling argument about voting...

  • 'You are losing Kashmir,' former Jammu and Kashmir CM warns India

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on India to 'wake up', and warned New Delhi that: "You are losing Kashmir...

    "In a stinging interview with IndiaToday, Abdullah, who is contesting by-polls in Srinagar, urged India and Pakistan to hold talks to beat the threat of terrorism...

  • Six people killed, dozens injured during protests in India-held Kashmir

    Six people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in India-held Kashmir region, a senior police official said...

    Suspected separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the vote, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began...

  • People of Balochistan, Kashmir thanked me: Modi on India's Independence Day

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at what he called supporters of “terrorism” in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-held Kashmir...

    Yet it was a broadside against Pakistan that left the strongest impression in a speech that otherwise skirted foreign affairs and focused on his government's own achievements... ...

  • Beef ban: Scores of people injured in Kashmir protests

    SRINAGAR: Scores of people have been injured in clashes with police in India-held Kashmir over the killing of a Muslim man by Hindus campaigning against eating beef, according to sources...

    Gillani, head of the state police, referring to curbs on the movement of traffic and people...

  • 'Dear Modiji, the people of Kashmir are not with us'

    Indian journalist Santosh Bhartiya in an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi published on 'Rising Kashmir' claims that although "the land of Kashmir is with us, the people of Kashmir are not with us...

    "The journalist presents findings from a four-day trip to India-held Kashmir in the letter, addressing the use of excessive force against protesters, the anger of the Kashmiri people, and the mishandling of the Kashmir...

  • People-to-people contact

    There he aired his views on the current India-Pakistan political situation which made headlines in no time...

    However, the most important remark that he made was that the people-to-people contact between the two countries depended on the prime ministers of India and Pakistan...

  • People to people

    Insisting I join him for tea, he expressed glee at the reporting system, saying it gave him the opportunity to meet people from across the border...

    The conversations proceed as if by rote — nostalgia; regret at the diminishing contact; expressions of affinity and kinship; a heartfelt wish to visit Pakistan in their lifetime...

  • For the people, by the people

    In order to create a positive public response, she wanted to present grave social issues to people in an appealing manner and interactive street theatre seemed to be the best option...

    ”Two years ago another organisation The ‘Da Ranra Malgari’ (DRM) (Friends of Enlightenment) was launched to strengthen people-to-people contact and create awareness across the Durand Line for better peace initiatives...

  • ‘People-to-people contacts to cement Pak-Afghan ties’

    PESHAWAR: Instead of relying on governments, people-to-people contact at different levels should be developed to build trust and cement bilateral relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Afghan Counsel General Mohammad Moeen Mrastyaal...

    We, both Pakistan and Afghanistan, are victims of war,” said Mr Mrastyaal...

  • Iftar for the people, by the people

    In particular, during this month we see people going out of their way to feed the less fortunate and those caught on the roads come Iftar time...

    One of the leading non-governmental organisations in Karachi is feeding more than 600 people at Iftar time in the metropolis on a daily basis and their effort has now been recognised internationally thanks to the social media and TV channels...

  • Are watermills in Kashmir a solution to Pakistan's energy crisis?

    For a few hours a day, a few days a month, the villager in Katahi, about 50 kilometres outside of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), grinds maize and wheat with a watermill...

    If each of these mills were connected to a small-scale turbine, Arshad believes, villages could become energy self-reliant, helping bring an end to the long power outages that have sparked violent protests across Pakistan and the region...

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