Pakistan's Christian minority outraged by arrest - Christians are believed to make up two to three percent of Pakistan's population of 190 million people, and many face daily discrimination and hold low-level jobs, such as street sweeping. They often live in slums and celebrate their religion in humble, makeshift churches - ABC News (2012/09/06)
Pakistan: In twist, Muslims accused of blasphemy - Muslims suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple punished: laws governing religious insults primarily used against offenses to Islam, now used against minority faiths - Boston.com (2012/10/01)
US crafted Pakistan 'apology' to suit allies abroad, opponents at home - denouement was a carefully worded statement that allowed the United States to accommodate Pakistani indignation without opening President Barack Obama up to criticism months before presidential polls while also ensuring Nato could once again supply the war in Afghanistan via Pakistan - Dawn Pakistan (2012/07/11)
Pakistan battles militants from Afghanistan - militants from Afghanistan have attacked anti-Taliban militiamen in Pakistan for the 3rd straight day; Pakistan has criticized Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces for not doing enough to stop the rising number of cross-border attacks by Pakistani Taliban militants hiding in Afghan provinces; the U.S. and Afghan governments, on the contrary, have long criticized Pakistan for failing to prevent militants using sanctuaries inside the country from attacking targets inside Afghanistan - NY Daily (2012/08/26)
China-India talks offer little to tackle trade gap - India's trade deficit with China jumped 42% to nearly $40 billion in the last fiscal year; according to Indian government data, China, India's largest source of imports, was only the seventh largest a decade ago - MarketWatch (2012/08/27)
Dr. Afridi's warning: Pakistan's hatred of the United States - the Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who was arrested a year ago for allegedly trying to help the U.S. find Osama bin Laden, then tortured by the Pakistani intelligence service, has told reporters that the ISI believes America is Pakistan's no.1 enemy; unfortunately, most Pakistanis probably agree - The Daily Beast (2012/09/12)
Mumbai attack 2008: Two days of terror - for two days from November 26 to 28, 2008, more than 150 people were killed in co-ordinated shootings and blasts at 10 different locations, taking hostages at two hotels and a Jewish center - New York Times (2008/11/29)
India and Pakistan, from trade to peace? - numerous academic papers demonstrate that commercial interdependence leads states towards peace, and that economic interdependence is connected with a reduction of international tensions - New Straits Times (2012/08/27)
First Pakistan-India management summit planned in Lahore - the Pakistani and Indian governments have taken a number of steps in recent months to enhance trade and economic relations starting with Islamabad decided to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India by year-end - The News, Pakistan (2012/08/28)
Pakistan, India likely to sign new visa regime - suspended because of the 2008 Mumbai attacks; green lights now lit for group tourist visa, visa on arrival for senior citizens and children and year-long multiple entry visa for businessmen - Dawn Pakistan (2012/09/01)
Pakistan-India ties improving: Malik - relations were improving according to the wishes of peoples of the two countries; Pakistan would be strongly resisting any movement of terrorists between the two neighbours - The Tirbune, Pakistan (2012/09/03)
Plus fighting the Taliban may be difficult: Pakistan divided on fighting Taliban - yet many are reluctant to embrace a fresh military offensive against the Pakistani Taliban based in North Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan - Star Telegram (2012/10/16)
"Hero's reception" awaits Pakistani teen back home - she's a symbol of so many other young girls you never meet who brave danger, acid attacks, the threat of poisoning every day just for the simple act of going into a classroom and sitting and learning - CBS News (2012/10/20)
Cold War lessons for India and Pakistan - locked in a permanent conflict that occasionally escalates to armed confrontation, the two nuclear weapon states, together, rang the alarm bells about the threat of nuclear war in South Asia; Pakistan's (who refuses to make a no-first-use pledge) nuclear arms serve to contain India, yet India's nuclear programme is directed at China - The Hindu (2012/11/19)
Exports to India grow faster than imports - some said it was India that opposes trade liberalisation between the two countries; while others said Pakistan was so concerned about the delay in trade liberalisation - Dawn (2013/01/30)
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