A delegation of Pakistan Rangers, headed by Director General Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, comprising
members of the Pakistan Rangers, Punjab and Sindh, Survey of Pakistan, Ministry of Interior and
Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) are in India for a biannual meeting with the Border Security Force
(BSF) India, July 1-5 in New Delhi.
The agenda includes discussing measures to counter smuggling, "hostile firing" and the repatriation of Pakistani prisoners, including fishermen and persons who inadvertently crossed the border, as well as steps to counter the smuggling of drugs across the India-Pakistan border.
Dr Ajeet Jawed on Benazir, Jinnah
Visiting Indian writer and scholar Ajeet Jawed, associate professor of the Political Department of Seetawati College, Delhi University, paid tribute to assassinated Pakistani political leader Benazir Bhutto at a lecture last week in Karachi. The event was organised by the Shaheed Mohtarma
Benazir Bhutto chair at Karachi University, Sindh Culture Department and Jinnah Medical and Dental
On Saturday, Dr Jawed, addressed another seminar, organised by the Forum for Secular Pakistan, focusing on "Muhammad Ali Jinnah's political career and vision", at the Jinnah Medical and Dental College auditorium. Dr Jawed is the author of 'Secular and nationalist Jinnah', originally published by Kitab Publishing House, New Delhi, 1997.
Like the Pakistani historian Ayesha Jalal, Dr Jawed holds that Pakistan was Mr Jinnah's fallback position when he failed to convince Congress hardliners to allow a greater share for Indian Muslims in the post-British power structure.
A win-win situation
India, Pakistan shared the honours in the U-19 Asia Cup after a thrilling tie at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.
The tie and the photo of both captains jointly lifting the cup prompted a host of celebratory comments on social networks. "Why can't both ountries share each and everything like this with a smile?" asked Mumbai-based film editor Mannu Singh. Why not, indeed?
Ustad Lacchman Singh in Lahore
Probably the oldest living shagird of Ustad Mian Qadir Baksh, Ustad Lachman Singh Seen gave an inspirational performance in Lahore last week at the Human Rights Commission Auditorium in Lahore with his two shagirds Krishan Kumar and Hassan Mohyeddin.
Although in his nineties, the Ustad retains his agility and precision, as well as a resonant voice when reciting the bols. This was his first visit to Pakistan since leaving Lahore in 1947. It was here in the early part of the 20th century that he fell in love with the tabla, and became the shagird of the most famous ustad of Punjab baaj Ustad Qadir Baksh. Most of Punjab's famous tabla players take pride in establishing some kind of link with Mian Qadir Baksh Pakhawaji.
Ustad Lacchman Singh's visit and the evening was made possible by the untiring efforts of Nahid
Siddiqui, whose students performed a dance to welcome the guests.
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
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 release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw