From 1947, we have been fighting wars. We had the 1948 War, the 1962 War, the 1965 War, the 1971 War, the Nagaland insurgency, which was the longest insurgency in the world, terrorism in Kashmir, terrorism in Punjab... those who are born here and are going to die here spout anti-India sentiments. … [Read more...] about Why did India give back the Haji Pir Pass to Pakistan?
"It is a question of Pakistan's integrity that the culprits be caught and given the worst possible punishment. The entire system is guilty until the moment the perpetrators of this heinous, inhuman crime are caught and punished," said Opposition PML-N leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. … [Read more...] about Brutal rape of woman in front of her children at gunpoint causes widespread protests in Pakistan; prime suspect identified
For the sisters Lovely and Beauty, home is a cage. Their mother Farida Khanam never lets them out of her hawk-eyed gaze. Leesa Gazi’s Hellfire opens with Lovely’s first ever solo expedition to Gausia Market on her fortieth birthday. There will be many firsts for her today, but she mustn’t forget the curfew Farida Khanam has ordained. As Lovely roams the streets of Dhaka, her mother’s carefully constructed world begins to unravel. The twisted but working arrangements of a fragile household begin to assume a macabre quality as the day progresses. … [Read more...] about HT Picks: New Reads