Indian dams on Chenab and Jhelum cannot cause floods in Pakistan - John Briscoe
As some in Pakistan accused India of causing the current floods in the country, Aman ki Asha reached out to an internationally acclaimed water expert for an informed view. Is the allegation that India is causing the floods in Pakistan true; if not, what is the cause and what are the solutions?

By Prof John Briscoe


The simple answer is that India could not have exacerbated the current floods in the Chenab and Jhelum basins in Pakistan. The explanati ..... more




Pakistan-India relations remain susceptible to tensions arising from water issues. In dry times, some in Pakistan accuse India of "stealing" water, and when the monsoons strike, they accuse India of 'drowning Pakistan'. Experts agree: Need facts, not misperceptions In 2010, Aman ki Asha in collaboration with the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation in New Delhi organised a conference on water-related issues between India and Pakistan, attended by experts from both sides. We reproduce here some still-relevant reports from that .....more

Counter misperceptions, use water as a tool for cooperation, urge experts Khalid Mohtadullah and Ramaswamy Iyer: Need a joint approach to counter the growing water crisis Use water to build trust rather than tension, urged delegates at an Indo-Pak seminar

The closed-door round-table concluded after two days of informed presentations and intensive discussion and debate between well-known experts from both countries re .....more

To Delhi with love Satish Gujral: lighting the peace lamp; The Aalishan Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition in New Delhi last week gave Pakistani designers a welcome exposure to the Indian market
By Rubia Mughees


The Aalishan Pakistan 2014 Lifestyle Exhibition in New Delhi last week created a welcome buzz, win .....more

Solidarity in the face of adversity Modi and Sharif: The region needs dialogue and democracy. (Left) File photo. India and Pakistan's Prime Ministers reach out to each other, offering to help the flood-hit communities on the other side

With severe rain and floods over the past week leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced in Kashmir across both sides of d .....more

Kolkata, Karachi: Exchange For Change With students in Kolkata: Swaleha Alam Shahzada, Executive Director, Citizens Archive of Pakistan With Kolkata on board, this initiative now connects over six thousand students from India and Pakistan through letter and postcard exchanges

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan in collaboration with PeaceWorks, an initiative of The Seagull Foundation f .....more

Re-living the Sadhana craze An elfin freshness Belated birthday wishes to the actress known as "Sadhana" - Sadhana Shivdasani, born September 2, 1941 in Karachi, Sindh
By Lata Jagtiani


Sadhana is alive and well and we have much to be thankful for indeed. She brought a new kind of elfin freshn .....more


Joint statement by Editors of Jang Group & Times of India

Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share. The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. There is a collective paralysis of the will, induced by the trauma of birth, amplified by false starts, mistrust, periodic outbreaks of violence, suspicion, misplaced jingoism and diplomatic doublespeak. Hypnotized by their own mantra, the two states are reluctant to move towards normalization until certain terms and certain promises are kept.

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Articles

The world has seen worse cases of animosity

Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Ammar Shahbazi
Cultural and linguistic bonds of a civilization are stronger than its religious bonds, says professor Naeem ur Rehman Farooqi, former Pro Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University. "So the connection between India and Pakistan is inherent and intrinsic, something that no political and military power can ever erode" In an interview with Aman Ki Asha, he said that the history of a civilisation cann

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Special Edition

55_7-03-2011_1.jpgThe News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.

Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were released after the talks. ....read more

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