In Pakistan, a donkey pays for democracy – bleeding, its nostrils ripped apart
18.07.18 - PT Foreign Desk

THE INDIAN LYNCH mob can now see what it will look like a few years from now: A donkey was beaten to pulp, its nostrils were ripped apart, its face bled profusely, it writhed in pain, and its nose was broken.

Scores of political activist adamant ...

I am coming, declares Nawaz Sharif in London; likely to be arrested at airport
06.07.18 - PT Foreign Desk

OUSTED AND NOW sentenced to 10 years in jail, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared he is returning from London to lead a massive agitation against what he called "a bunch of judges and army generals" but he is likely to be arrested ...

Defiant Sharif says he will return to Pakistan
06.07.18 - PT BUREAU

HOURS AFTER OUSTED Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was awarded a 10 year jail sentence, he declared he is returning to Pakistan from London.

"I am not a thief. We got independence from the British but a handful of judges and a handful ...

10 year jail for Nawaz Sharif, 7 yrs for daughter, but will they return to Pakistan?
06.07.18 - PT BUREAU

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, his daughter Maryam for seven years and his son-in-law Captain Safdar for one year in a case of corruption and buying unexplained high-end properties in London.

The verdict, delivered less than 20 ...

Suicide bomber kills 19, mostly Sikhs, Hindus, in Afghanistan
01.07.18 - PT BUREAU

IN A SHOCKING ATTACK, 19 people, many of them Sikhs and Hindus, who were on their way to meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to seek better guarantees of their security, were blown to pieces by a suicide bomber. Ghani himself was a considerable distance away.

A ...

Pakistan explodes with new property details of super-rich Nawaz Sharif
24.06.18 - kanwar manjit singh

AS PAKISTANI POLITICS hurtles and hobbles towards its date with democracy on July 25, the entire political scene has now exploded with the Daily Mail of London publishing details of the mega empire-style properties allegedly bought by Nawaz Sharif with dirty money.

With political field already ...

Musharraf resigns as chairman of his party
22.06.18 - TEAM PT

FORMER PAKISTAN PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
Party president Dr. Mohammad Amjad said Musharraf has sent his resignation letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Dr. Amjad was quoted by the Dawn, as saying that ...

This is what Shujaat Bukhari tweeted about, just before he was shot dead
14.06.18 - PT BUREAU

One of the very senior journalists working in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley, Shujaat Bukhari, was shot dead today, Thursday, by terrorists. Both his personal security officers were also killed in the attack.

Shujaat Bukhari was widely perceived as a sane voice and his face was familiar ...

India stands behind 135 peaceful countries
07.06.18 - HARLEEN KAUR

WE THE PEOPLE, who claim to believe in the concept of Ahimsa Parmo Dharma, today proudly stand behind 135 countries in the matter of peace and tranquillity.
According to 2018 Global Peace Index prepared by the international think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ...

Not everything about elections should be battle, it can also be dance - Bhangra
30.05.18 - TEAM PT

WHILE THE CRUCIAL by-poll results trickle in India and the BJP versus Opposition is being tested, the South Asian Punjabi identity displays itself in another contest in Canada - the lively Bhangra. History has it that the dance form was first patronised by Maharaja Patiala ...

SIKHS & FEMINISTS – We hailed Harjit Sajjan; they didn’t hail Gina Haspel
ਤਹਾਂ ਤਹਾਂ ਰਛਿਆ ਰਿਆਇਤ
21.05.18 - S Pal

FROM SGPC TO radicals, Sikh groups in Punjab and elsewhere were jumping around in near ecstasy when a turbaned decorated lieutenant-colonel with the Canadian Armed Forces was made the Defence Minister of Canada.

Always calling himself and described in the media as Harjit Sajjan but invariably ...

Nawaz defends remarks over Mumbai attack; Pak PM blames Indian media for misrepresenting Sharif's statement
14.05.18 - Team PT

PAKISTAN’S OUSTED PRIME MINISTER Nawaz Sharif on Monday defended his recent remarks about the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, saying he will speak the truth no matter what the consequences are.

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in ...

Top Pashto singer catches brother sexually abusing daughters
25.04.18 - PT BUREAU

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan), April 26 - AS CASES OF rape and molestation of young children have been shocking the conscience of Indians with bewildering and disgusting regularity, here comes an equally painful tale from across the border.

A famous Pashto singer, Nazia Iqbal, in Pakistan has accused ...

Elections and the internet
12.04.18 - USAMA KHILJI

THE ADVENT OF the internet in our daily lives over the past two decades has been celebrated, especially for advancing democracy and exercising rights. It has become a tool for exercising expression, for connecting with others, and accessing a vast amount of information in very ...

Lahore station
The romance of the railway station
23.03.18 - Asha’ar Rehman

EVERYONE HAS THEIR own personal monuments to live by and measure the development around them against. For instance, the railway station in Lahore has been a personal standard reference point to gauge how much the city has progressed or how true the boasts of rail ...

Bringing up Modi, diplomatically
13.03.18 - Latha Jishnu

CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future, says a Chinese proverb. That is something the Narendra Modi government did not keep in mind when it embarked on its ill-considered move to confront the Chinese on the Doklam border row last year. An aggressive ...

Back to Square One: Black List, Justin Beiber, and the Echo of Trudeau Visit
Trudeau visit and Right-wing media machine
28.02.18 - Aadil Brar — Exclusive to PUNJAB TODAY

In May of 2017, India slipped three spots on the World Press Freedom Index to 136th spot – it is an index that reflects press freedom. The report that went along with the ranking pointed to the fact that Hindu-nationalist sentiments are at the helm ...

Nawaz Sharif cannot lead his party: Pak Supreme Court
21.02.18 - TEAM PT

IN A MAJOR BLOW to Nawaz Sharif's political career, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified the ousted prime minister as the chief of his own party and struck down all decisions taken by him as the party head.

Sharif, 68, was disqualified as the prime minister ...

Rumours of affair with Trump; Nikki Haley says ‘highly offensive’, ‘disgusting’
26.01.18 - Team PT

WASHINGTON: US Ambassador Nikki Haley has slammed rumors that she was having an affair with President Donald Trump as "highly offensive" and "disgusting."

The rumors stem from author Michael Wolff of the best-seller "Fire and Fury," who suggested in an interview that Trump was having an ...

BSF refuses to exchange sweets with Pakistan Rangers over ceasefire violations
26.01.18 - TEAM PT

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday refused to exchange sweets and greetings with their Pakistani counterparts - the Pakistan Rangers, on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day.

The move by the BSF came following the heightened tension between both countries along the International Border ...

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