Pakistan

Aman-21 Naval Exercise: Evidence of Pakistan Turning the Tide on Terrorism

Pakistan has had a long and complicated relationship with terrorism, but the recent Aman-21 naval exercise hosted by Pakistan is evidence of its military multilateralism. Multilateralism is the participation in and organisation of relations between three or more states in pursuance of common goals, and this concept underpinned the recent …

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India and Pakistan Pursue a Thaw in Kashmir—Again

In late February, India and Pakistan announced a cease-fire along their de facto border in the contested region of Kashmir. In a joint statement, the two countries’ military authorities said that there will be a “strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing,” while also claiming they will seek …

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India-Pakistan LoC Ceasefire Decision: A Thaw In Sight? – Analysis

The decision by India and Pakistan to ‘cease firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors’, with effect from the midnight of February 25, 2021, is being seen as an important thaw in the bilateral relationship that was at an all-time low.1 The decision came about after …

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Pakistan: ‘Love Jihad’ Sparks Protests

Mehmood Ghaznavi remembers rejecting the case of a Pakistani Christian girl converting to Islam for marriage four years ago. “She knew nothing about Kalma [the Islamic proclamation of faith], there was no inspiration. I suggested she study the Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad before marrying her Muslim …

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Pakistan: Darkening Shades Of Grey – Analysis

In its Plenary held on February 22, 24, 25, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided to retain Pakistan in its listing of Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring – the ‘grey list’ – along with 18 other countries. Pakistan has been on the ‘grey list’ since June 2018.

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Pakistan expert: Religiosity aiding spike in militancy

Militant attacks are on the rise in Pakistan amid a growing religiosity that has brought greater intolerance, prompting one expert to voice concern the country could be overwhelmed by religious extremism. Pakistani authorities are embracing strengthening religious belief among the population to bring the country closer together. But it’s doing …

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Pakistan’s Action-Plan At UNSC Urges Outlawing Extremist Nationalist Groups – OpEd

In January 2021, Pakistan proposed an action plan at UNSC (United Nations Security Council) to combat the extremist Hindutva ideology. The purpose of this action plan is to counter the recent growth of extremist ideologies e.g. Hindutva ideology and highlight the role of Pakistan in the global campaign to fight …

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Pakistan Army Conducts Successful Test Launch of Surface-to-Surface Babur Cruise Missile

Pakistan Army on Thursday successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of hitting land and sea targets with ‘high precision’ up to 450 kilometers away, a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The Babur cruise missile IA was launched from a “state of the art Multi …

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China launches 2nd Type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan

China launched the second Type 054A/P frigate for Pakistan on Friday in Shanghai, as the Pakistan Navy Chief Naval Overseer highlighted at the launch ceremony that induction of the Type 054A/P warships will significantly enhance Pakistan’s maritime defense and deterrence capabilities.

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ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan’s Shi’ite minority

The attack took place early on Sunday morning in the Mach area of Bolan district around 100 kms southeast of Baluchistan’s capital Quetta Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shi’ite Hazaras in Baluchistan province.

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