Category Archives: Conflicts

Kashmir Skirmishes Derails India- Pakistan Dialogue

By Zafar Iqbal Aniela, a 14 year old schoolgirl, was jubilant over her success in the final exams. Her eyes glittered with passion and thirst for higher education. Her proud father promised to full cost of her time at college. … Continue reading

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Envisaging free –economic zone in South Asia

By Zafar Iqbal Barak Obama is not alone when he imagines that cross -border connectivity can lead greater prosperity and understanding in South Asia. * There are some internal voices that validate this notion. Dr. Mubeen, a physician turn entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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Pakistan Detains Two Peace Campaigners In Kashmir

By Zafar Iqbal Two peace activists have been arrested by police in Pakistani Administrated Kashmir (PaK) for allegedly entering a city without visa and permission of officials. Vijay Abrol and Darvinder Singh Behal activists from Indian Administrated Kashmir are currently … Continue reading

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Post-war Sri Lanka – the challenges of reconciliation, reintegration and rehabilitation

By Zafar Iqbal Three years on from the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka continues to face a number of multifaceted challenges concerning reconciliation, reintegration and rehabilitation. The country faces intense scrutiny over war crimes allegedly committed by its … Continue reading

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Anti-militant protests rock Neelum Valley

By Zafar Iqbal Anti-militant protests rocked Pakistani Administrated Kashmir’s Neelum Valley when people came out on roads and demanded evacuation of activists of some banned militant outfits from their area. Protesters declared the presence of few armed outsiders as a … Continue reading

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