Nawaz SharifThere is war among different religious groups in Middle East. There is no war for the cause of Islam. Who are we preparing this force? In Middle East the war is between Shia and Sunni Muslims for dominance. Gen Raheel Sharif should not have gone to Saudi Arabia, former Foreign Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali stated this while speaking at Lahore Press Club on Sunday.

Aseff was delivering a lecture on ‘Current international scenario and Pakistan’ at Nisar Osmani Auditorium of press club. “There are two groups one is led by Iran and the other is led by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

rare earth1Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, scientists say. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia. The U.S. Geological Survey began inspecting what mineral resources Afghanistan had after U.S.-led forces drove the Taliban from power in the country in 2004.

kashmirIt is the first step towards the “new Great Game”. That is how experts are looking at the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in China’s ambitious project ‘One Belt, One Road vision of land and sea connections between Asia, Europe and beyond. The economic, political and geo-strategic fallouts of this project have generated multiple discourses across the globe including in Pakistan – it expects a windfall of economic benefits from the project. For the road passing through the Gilgit-Baltistan, the Kashmir Dispute has also become by proxy part of the ‘CPEC discourses.

pak teacherI’m a Mathematics teacher and decided to join other education volunteers who spread across the globe to share the message of peace and love. In 2010,  I completed my university education, and thought time had come to join the journey of peace and safety. I was just 24. Though I had long time ahead, yet there was no reason to be late.

I came to know in my homeland that the volunteers for spreading education in Pakistan were required. I thought to make the most of this ample opportunity. It was indeed a great news! I convinced my parents so that I could join this sacred mission.

up cm adithyaAfter the Bharatiya Janata Party’s sweeping win in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, it has at last announced its chief minister: Yogi Adityanath. Head of the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, Adityanath is a Far Right leader known for building his politics on religious polarisation.

How did Adityanath rise to become the chief minister of India’s most populous state? This 2011 documentary by Rajiv Yadav, Shahanawaz Alam and Lakshman Prashad explains Adityanath’s rise from a priest to one of India’s most powerful politicians.