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Cross-border prisoners: Peace groups hail Pakistan government humanitarian gesture, urge more

Cross-border prisoners: Peace groups hail Pakistan government humanitarian gesture, urge more

The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) welcomes the Pakistan govt. decision “to arrange a meeting of commander Kulbushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan,...
Returning inadvertent border-crossers: Glimpses of humanity

Returning inadvertent border-crossers: Glimpses of humanity

Indian border security returns 12-year old inadvertent border-crosser to Pakistan A 12-year-old Pakistani boy apprehended by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Jaisalmer, India, has been...
#HelpJitendra, a fresh campaign to rescue runaway lad in Pakistan prison

#HelpJitendra, a fresh campaign to rescue runaway lad in Pakistan prison

Encouraged by the success of two other initiatives earlier this year, a 33-year-old social worker in Bhopal, India, has started a fresh campaign on social networking sites to free Jitendra Arjunwar...
70 years on: The common man looks so similar

70 years on: The common man looks so similar

Aspirations for peace between India and Pakistan came to the fore at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, with sessions featuring the legendary poet Gulzar and activists Saira Shah Halim and Ruchhita...
“Talks might not produce immediate results, but engagement is necessary” — Abdul Basit

“Talks might not produce immediate results, but engagement is necessary” — Abdul Basit

Prominent journalists, activists participate in a farewell event for the outgoing Pakistan ambassador to India “If we can look at bilateral ties rationally rather than emotionally, the need to...
The fisherman’s tragedy

The fisherman’s tragedy

Indian fisherman dies in Karachi days before his impending release, grieving family waits for his body Imagine you are a fisherman. Born into poverty. Born in a small coastal village in India. Or...
Pakistani infant returns home after receiving heart treatment in India

Pakistani infant returns home after receiving heart treatment in India

NEW DELHI: Pakistani infant, who had a hole in the heart and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had intervened in the case and arranged medical visa for his parents, has returned to...
Aman Shanti: If not now, when? If not us, who? Children speak

Aman Shanti: If not now, when? If not us, who? Children speak

Two Indian teens in Mumbai respond to a Pakistani school girl’s plea for peace “The meaning of my name ‘Aman’ is peace”, wrote Aman Shahid, a sixth-grade student in Lahore. “I am sure...
Namaste Pakistan!

Namaste Pakistan!

As an Indian well-wisher of Pakistan, I really hope that this is a turning point in our neighbour’s history As expected, conventional as well as social media was abuzz after the game. Gracious...
India releases Pakistani children who crossed border unintentionally

India releases Pakistani children who crossed border unintentionally

By Zahid Shirwani ISLAMABAD: Following diplomatic initiatives by High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, Indian authorities on Monday released two Pakistani children who unintentionally crossed...