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Imran Khan’s Party in big lead, Nawaz+Zardari in no position to form Govt. in Centre

ISLAMABAD (PPA Special Report) — As Pakistanis await official results the unofficial reports say that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Justice Party) has secured more than 107 seats in the National Assembly while his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) could manage no more than sixty seats and Asif Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party emerged in the third position to by ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy decides to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently”

Pakistan aims to secure national interests, free shipping against all threats KARACHI, July 7, 2018 — Chief of Pakistan Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi disclosed that Pakistan Navy has decided to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently, in the Indian Ocean Region in line with the UN Resolutions and UN Convention on Law of the Sea.” Admiral Zafar Mahmood further ... Read More »

U.S. postpones “2+2” strategic dialogue with India

NEW DELHI (Compiled by PPA) — The United States has postponed the “2+2” dialogue with India that was scheduled to be held in Washington next week, Indian officials confirmed on June 28, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj “to express his regret and deep disappointment at the US having to postpone ... Read More »

Another Kashmiri journalist killed in occupied Srinagar, roles of Hindu fundamentalists suspected

SRINAGAR — In Indian-held Kashmir, unknown gunmen on June 14, 2018 shot dead the Chief Editor of daily Rising Kashmir,  Shujaat Bukhari outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar. Shuijaat Bukhari who also worked for BBC received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also injured in the ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

India’s Archbishop says ‘political atmosphere’ threats democracy, secularism in India

NEW DELHI — India’s ruling Hindu BJP party and fundamentalist Hindus became furious over a letter addressed to all the churches in the national capital by the Archbishop of Delhi who said there is a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country which “threatens” democracy and secularism. The letter has triggered a sharp response from the ruling BJP and radical Hindu ... Read More »

Maldives President receives new Pakistani Ambassador 

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Vice Admiral (Retd.) Waseem Akram on March 20 presented his Letter of Credence to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and discussed bilateral ties, According to an official press release from Maldives President’s Office at a ceremony, President Abdulla Yameen welcomed the Ambassador to the Maldives and congratulated him on the commencement of ... Read More »

Can Turkey position itself as the most effective mediator in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani — Turkey’s role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed. On January 14, Afghan government representatives and officials from the Taliban’s Qatar office met in Turkey to discuss mechanisms for initiating a peace process in Afghanistan. These talks occurred in ... Read More »

Lenin statue pulled down in Indian State of Tripura

DHAKA, March 06, 2018 — A statue of Communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was pulled down in Belonia town in southern part of Tripura state of India following the victory by BJP alliance in local election. According to Indian newspaper report, the statue, put up during the Left rule, was brought down by a mob amid chants of ‘Bharat Mata ... Read More »

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