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Ceasefire agreement widely hailed

Ceasefire agreement widely hailed

The largest and oldest people-to-people organization in the region, the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, is among the many welcoming the recently announced agreement...
Bacha Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi” celebrated at Lahore Literary Festival

Bacha Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi” celebrated at Lahore Literary Festival

The Pukhtun social reformer and political leader Abdul Ghaffar Khan, affectionately known as Bacha Khan (King Khan) and the “Frontier Gandhi”, is revered far beyond his native Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa...
India-Pak Relations: What the Kafkaesque Case of a Repatriated Cattle-Herder Tells Us

India-Pak Relations: What the Kafkaesque Case of a Repatriated Cattle-Herder Tells Us

That a poor man ends up spending years in jail due to bureaucratic delays points to a larger issue. But Ismail Sama’s repatriation also gives cause for some hope. The story of an Indian man...
A tale of two officers

A tale of two officers

“Today is March 23rd, so you know what that means?” The immigration officer in Karachi looked at the Indian visa on my Pakistani passport. I didn’t know what he meant, really. It was much later...
When a Punjabi and a Bihari united to turn music into magic

When a Punjabi and a Bihari united to turn music into magic

O.P. Nayyar  – January 16, 1926–January 28, 2007 January is unofficially “O.P. Nayyar month”. Aman Ki Asha commemorates the great composer every year with a piece by his spiritual...
Two-day women-led Indo-Pak Peace Summit to be held this weekend

Two-day women-led Indo-Pak Peace Summit to be held this weekend

A two-day women-led Indo-Pak Peace Summit kicks off this weekend to celebrate heritage, brainstorm solutions for peace in South Asia, and channel the energy of women and youth towards developing...
Aligarh alum hold condolence meeting for Indian, Pakistani communities of North America

Aligarh alum hold condolence meeting for Indian, Pakistani communities of North America

The year 2020 will be remembered for the toll taken by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like millions around the globe, expatriate Indian and Pakistani communities in the USA and Canada were also hit by the...
Expat Pakistanis and Indians celebrate Faiz in Boston

Expat Pakistanis and Indians celebrate Faiz in Boston

Prominent singers send in messages and songs; Mayor of Worcester city presents Moneeza Hashmi with Key-to-the-City award and proclaims 20 November as Faiz Ahmed Faiz Day The Covid-19 pandemic has...
A film for the children, a message in compassion, a warning against war

A film for the children, a message in compassion, a warning against war

“The ‘us vs them’ ideology is hurtling us down a chaotic road” – filmmaker Vikram Gupta What happens when two boys are caught in a growing conflict between their neighbouring families? The...
“Guftgu band na ho” – peace activists say quest for peace is vital for progress

“Guftgu band na ho” – peace activists say quest for peace is vital for progress

By Neel Kamal in Bathinda Going ahead with their campaign for the peace process to continue through people-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan, the Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace...