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Let people meet – before it’s too late

Let people meet – before it’s too late

The past few months have seen several instances of tearful reunions with members of divided families from either side of the Punjab in Pakistan and India meeting, after years of enforced separation....
Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

By Sheeba Aslam Fehmi, Priyanka Singh, Beena Sarwar The last Sunday of April this year marked the ninth anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka. It was also the birthday of...
Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

It’s Holi on Saturday, but Ganpat Singh Sodha in Umerkot town in Tharparkar, Sindh, has to spend it without his family. He is alone in Pakistan. His wife and children are in Jodhpur, Rajasthan,...
Married across an intractable border: Rajput Sodhas plead for visas

Married across an intractable border: Rajput Sodhas plead for visas

This is the story of Ganpat Singh from Pakistan’s Sodha Rajput community of less than half a million. Like him, each member of this community has matrimonial linkages across the border in...
Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

On Monday Nov. 15, Pakistan released 20 Indian fisherfolk lodged in in Landhi jail, Karachi. From the coastal city, the released men were transported over 1000 km upcountry to Lahore and handed over...
Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

A Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children after his wife died in April is pleading with the authorities to let him return to before Independence Day, August 14. “Mein TooT gaya huN...
Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

This story is a little-known piece of the O. P. Nayyar puzzle. Like background music, Madhuri Joglekar’s presence in Nayyar’s life and in his very existence remained intrinsic yet unobtrusive for...
RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

Had it not been for the concerted efforts of a large number of people on either side of the border in India and Pakistan, Dr Khalil Chishty may have died while still imprisoned in Ajmer, India,...
‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to fans in Pakistan to come forward and help India tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis. India is experiencing its worst COVID-19 crisis with record...
India-Pakistan peace group urges Indian government to accept the Edhi Foundation’s offer of help

India-Pakistan peace group urges Indian government to accept the Edhi Foundation’s offer of help

Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy Statement Issued on – 24th April 2021 PIPFPD urges Indian Government to accept the offer of help by Edhi Foundation as an expression of...