Growing India-Africa Ties


India's engagement with African countries has become more extensive and fruitful in recent years and the growth story is mutually beneficial. New Delhi has not only declared Africa as a top priority in its foreign and economic policy, but  has also taken several initiatives in the last few years to…

Condition Of Women In Pakistan


The status of women in Pakistan is not homogenous because of the interconnection of gender with other forms of exclusion in the society. There is considerable diversity in the status of women across classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide due to uneven socio-economic development and the impact of tribal, feudal,…

FATF Tightens Scrutiny On Pakistan


Terror financing and affiliation to banned terror outfits have disgraced the image of Pakistan at an international level and has landed the country into numerous diplomatic crises including the one with India post Pulwama attack. This unending unholy-nexus with militant organizations and its failure to stop funding terror groups has…

The Rise And Fall Of Daesh


It was almost five years ago, in June 2014, when the ‘Daesh’ (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or IS) had shot into notoriety after it had captured the town of Mosul in Iraq. Mosul had succumbed to the Daesh onslaught after its cadres had taken full control of day-to-day…

Pakistan’s Ostensible Action


Pakistan has supposedly acted on terror outfits! In wake of severe international pressure, Pakistan’s Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Afridi announced that 44 Pakistan-based terrorists were placed “under observation” or ‘preventive detention’. These include the Pulwama attack master-mind, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Chief Massod Azhar’s son Hamad Azhar and brother Mufti…