articles by Kaswar Klasra


Month after deadly blast in Pakistan's Kuchlak mosque, rift widens within Taliban over talks with US

The Kuchlak mosque with an adjacent madrasa is situated at a distance of 27 kilometres from Quetta in Balochistan.


'Abduction', conversion of Sikh teenager in Pakistan's Punjab angers minorities; woman says she embraced Islam willingly

The teenager, Jagjit Kaur, released a statement on Thursday saying she has married a Muslim and converted to Islam of her own volition even as her family alleges that an influential Muslim family has kidnapped her at gunpoint


Conversion of Hindu girls to Islam: Imran Khan's intervention forces Pakistan police to act against perpetrators

In a recent development, police in Pakistan have arrested seven people who allegedly facilitated abduction and forced conversion of the sisters from Ghotki.


Weeks after aerial face-off, Pakistan's armed forces on high alert to retaliate against possible 'Indian aggression'

Three weeks after the 26 February airstrikes, as the Indian government and forces claim more evidence of Balakot strike being a successful one, the Pakistan Air Force has lined up its F-16s across the eastern border from Sindh in South to Skardu in North and deployed special forces along the Line of Control.


Pakistan cancels US-Taliban meet; experts say opposition from India, Afghanistan after Pulwama attack at heart of decision

Experts claim the increasing Indian and international pressure on Pakistan following the Pulwama attack which killed over 40 CRPF personnel may have led to the cancellation of a meeting between US and Taliban


Pulwama terror attack aftermath: India revoking MFN status for Pakistan won't mean much to Islamabad

Volume of bilateral trade between Pakistan and India was recorded at $2.03 billion in 2016-17.


Raheel Sharif's fate rests on Imran Khan as Pakistan SC asks govt to vet ex-army chief's appointment to Islamic military alliance

The fate of former Pakistan army chief, Raheel Sharif, hangs in the balance after the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed the concerned authorities to place his appointment as the commander-in-chief of a coalition force of Islamic nations, before the federal Cabinet for a regular approval (or disapproval).


How Tehmina Durrani became one of Pakistan's most powerful feminist voices

In Pakistan, Tehmina Durrani fights for the rights of those who've been oppressed