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Ex-Indian diplomat for end to Indo-Pak acrimony

Ex-Indian diplomat for end to Indo-Pak acrimony

It is tragic that despite centuries of peaceful coexistence, the year 1947 saw such a bloodbath between Muslims and Hindus, former Indian diplomat Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Saturday, addressing a...
Malala inspires Indian girls

Malala inspires Indian girls

A girls’ empowerment campaign in Punjab, India, features the Pakistani education icon Malala Yousafzai, whose giant portrait adorns a wall along with those of five inspiring Indian women,...
Nazar mein rehte ho, these melodies call

Nazar mein rehte ho, these melodies call

The absence of missing peace activist Raza Khan was keenly felt at the Sixth Indo-Pak Peace Calendar took place in Lahore The volunteer youth peace group Aaghaz-e-Dosti launched its Sixth Indo-Pak...
Traders, businesspersons, entrepreneurs of Kashmir meet, urge India, Pakistan to facilitate cross-border trade

Traders, businesspersons, entrepreneurs of Kashmir meet, urge India, Pakistan to facilitate cross-border trade

Entrepreneurs and businesspersons across three regions of Kashmir administered by Pakistan and India met in Thailand over the past few days to discuss crucial issues concerning trade across the Line...
India-Pakistan clashes impact peace in South Asia: PIPFPD

India-Pakistan clashes impact peace in South Asia: PIPFPD

Expressing concerns over ceasefire violations on the India-Pakistan border, a peace group said on Tuesday this not only claims precious lives on both sides but also impacts peace and stability in the...
RIP Munnu Bhai (1933-2018) — Another Punjabi Piraya laid to rest

RIP Munnu Bhai (1933-2018) — Another Punjabi Piraya laid to rest

When I heard from a friend in Jalandhar, India, that Munnu Bhai had passed away in Lahore, Pakistan the day before, I felt all kinds of emotions and feelings. A popular columnist, writer and poet,...
My sister’s cross-border wedding

My sister’s cross-border wedding

Another story of love and hope has emerged from the countries of India and Pakistan. This is about a Pakistani girl and Indian boy. Sapna Bethlani of Pakistan went on a holiday to India with her...
Art and resistance: The impact of India’s street theatre personality Safdar Hashmi

Art and resistance: The impact of India’s street theatre personality Safdar Hashmi

The Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences, Karachi, on Saturday hosted a highly enlightening lecture on the life and work of noted Indian street theatre artiste Safdar Hashmi. Dr Riaz A. Shaikh, Dean,...
Kashmir civil society decries ‘military adventurism’, urges Indo-Pak peace and dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir civil society decries ‘military adventurism’, urges Indo-Pak peace and dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir

Civil society groups and individuals from Jammu and Kashmir have expressed deep distress at the emerging situation in Jammu and Kashmir, “consequent upon the brinkmanship and belligerent...
 India, Pakistan youth supported by seniors call for peace

 India, Pakistan youth supported by seniors call for peace

India Pakistan youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti launches its Sixth Peace Calendar with student paintings and peace messages from prominent personalities  – and a surprise guest The youth voluntary...