New Kashmir sees lull in violence but jihadi elements may take advantage of political vacuum; classified govt data shows peace can be deceptive
The worst-case scenario for India is that it could have sacrificed the democratic revival of early 2019, without there being legitimate political actors to take their place.
Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment
Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square in Islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on Thursday in a bizarre judgement
Distilled, a Firstpost podcast: Author Ayesha Siddiqa on the showdown between Pakistan's SC and govt over army chief
In this second episode of the Distilled podcast, Swami discusses the issues, and the path forward with Ayesha Siddiqa, one of the foremost authorities on the Pakistan Army, author of Military Inc., a path-breaking work on the Pakistan Army’s business holdings and interests
'Will fight to the death': Imran Khan warns of consequences if Pakistan loses a conventional war with India
Pakistan could lose in a conventional war with India which could then be consequential in view that the two neighbouring countries are nuclear-armed, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday.
Expected world to react more on Kashmir, says Imran Khan; Pakistan PM concedes defeat after international embarrassment
Conceding his defeat after failing to get 'expected' support from the international community over Kashmir issue, Imran Khan has said that India has made Kashmir a part of the country after the abrogation of Article-370
Imran Khan says Pakistan will give ‘fullest possible response’ to India over Kashmir, world responsible for catastrophic aftermath
Pakistan will make the fullest possible response to India’s actions in disputed Kashmir and the global community would be responsible for any 'catastrophic' aftermath, Imran Khan, the prime minister of the Muslim-majority nation, said on Friday
Donald Trump's mediation offer on Kashmir is no victory for Imran Khan; Pakistan PM's sole takeaway from US visit is 'do more'
The visit did see Pakistan getting its act together in hiring a lobbying firm after six years of no activity, a Pakistan Caucus Foundation was launched last year, and overall it is streamlining its effort.
Imran Khan meets Donald Trump: Pakistan PM accompanied by two military generals who may be US choice for Afghan talks
The US-Pakistan relationship has been strained in recent times, especially after Trump struck down aid $1.3 billion worth of aid to Pakistan in 2018. Washington had said that the aid would remain suspended until Islamabad takes steps against harbouring terrorists on its soil. Around the end of the year, Trump even accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit”.
Days after Pulwama attack, Imran Khan asks Pakistan military to 'respond decisively' to any Indian 'aggression'
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday authorised the military to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by India, amidst heightened tensions between the two sides following the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers
Kartarpur corridor: Pro-Khalistan leader Gopal Singh Chawla gets a snap with Navjot Singh Sidhu and hello from Pakistan Army chief Bajwa
Pro-Khalistan separatist leader Gopal Singh Chawla not only shook hands with pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa but also was photographed with Navjot Singh Sidhu at the Kartarpur corridor event on Wednesday.
Amarinder Singh flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab at Kartarpur Corridor foundation stone-laying ceremony
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday hit out at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, blaming him for terror activities in the state and killings of Indian soldiers at the border.
Pakistani Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences to 14 terrorists belonging to banned militant groups, the military said.
'Those who oppose BRI, CPEC will never succeed,' Xi Jinping tells Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa in Beijing
Chinese president Xi Jinping has told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who oppose his pet projects — the BRI and the CPEC — will "never succeed" as these are initiatives aimed at fostering peace and development.
'No comments': Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to comment on Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's speech, says peace is only way
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday refused to comment on Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's speech on the occasion of Pakistan's Defence and Martyrs' Day on Thursday.
Day before Nawaz Sharif's return to Pakistan, police arrests former PM's supporters in Punjab to 'avoid violence'
Pakistani police were detaining scores of supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his party said Thursday, claiming it was an attempt to prevent them from staging a welcome-home rally upon the ousted leaders return from London.
'Why not invite Pakistan Army chief for talks?': Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat's out-of-the-box solutions to improve bilateral ties
At a time when the India-Pakistan border is crackling with persistent gunfire with mounting casualties on both sides, former Indian intelligence chief AS Dulat has floated a disruptive proposal
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif says intelligence chief asked him to resign in 2004: Remarks may further fray tense civil-military ties
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday accused a former intelligence chief of asking him to resign during opposition protests in 2014, comments likely to further fray tense civil-military relations ahead of general elections.
Russia, Pakistan and China drawing closer but New Delhi need not worry yet; relationship remains transactional
The Russia-Pakistan relationship is certainly being upgraded, but slowly. This by itself has no great dangers, and ideally, India should not make too much diplomatic noise.
Pakistan Army chief visits Maldives: India keeps watchful eye as Islamabad, Male discuss joint patrol of EEZ
Few generals anywhere can expect to receive the kind of media attention and analysis that General Qamar Javed Bajwa does when they go forth on their sojourns. The Pakistani Army chief therefore should be suitably pleased that his visit to the Maldives excited so much verbiage and analyses
Pakistan Army said that army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was not against the 18th amendment but simply wants to ensure the provinces are capable of making the decisions as it clarified that if a 'Bajwa doctrine' exists its scope is limited to security measures only.