Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election

Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still standing as a candidate and believes that she has already won by fighting for the acceptance of her community that lives on the margins of society in the country.

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Making decisions in Pakistan

We decide to make the Orange Train, but we cannot provide clean drinking water. We can decide to implicate the military but not the high-profile criminals cum politicians who had looted this country. We could be in the state of isolation internationally. However, that primarily emanates from our decision to keep the country unstable because of poor governance.

The curious case of Imran Khan

Imran Khan ready to bowl. Whiff of expectation in the air. Head lunging forward, piercing gaze, body curved in a magnificent arch, like a Tiger on the prowl. Approaches the wicket, launches into a spectacular leap, body taut and air borne.

CPEC and the provinces

The government finds itself battling on three fronts. Civil-military relations are said to be at their lowest ebb in years, a main opposition party is gearing itself to lay siege to the capital, and inter-provincial tensions over the distribution of federal resources and CPEC projects are escalating.

Tracing the root causes of radicalisation

Lt General (retd) Tariq Khan, the man who led the Frontier Corps to victory against the Taliban in the battle of Bajur in 2009, has proposed a three-step formula for successfully tackling the menace of terrorism: 1) Judicial reforms; 2) Depoliticisation of the police force and; 3) Putting the maulvi back into the mosque.  
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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...