OPINIONS - 2022
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Without Nawaz’s return opportunity, provided by Imran to quit assemblies, can’t be used by Shehbaz to make Pakistan genuine democracy. By Hem Raj Jain (

Allah only knows when will Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif will understand that whatever traction of public opinion the PTI Chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan is getting is mainly due to the fact that former PM and PML- N supremo Nawaz Sharif has been portrayed by PTI as corrupt

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Doha Misused FIFA For Pushing its Extremist Agenda. By Manish Rai

 FIFA world cup is currently going on in Qatar, which indeed is the first Arab and Muslim country to host this global megaevent. Although Qatar is a country of just three million mostly expatriates from South Asia but it will welcome around three million visitors for a month. An estimated fi

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Closing window of opportunity to save the medicines that save us from sexually transmitted infections. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

 Antimicrobials have been widely used to fight diseases, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), for nearly 80 years. Penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, was used for the first time to treat and cure syphilis in 1943. However, bacteria that cause STIs have fought back s

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Moment of truth: Will Thailand lead from the front in combating antimicrobial resistance?. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

 Do we not dread an unfortunate situation of being infected with an incurable (or difficult to treat) disease? We saw how COVID-19 (to which there is no cure yet) jolted not only the global health security but also economic and social security worldwide.



 When medicines stop w

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Pak Army Should Go Back to Barracks By Manish Rai

The ouster of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister in April this year has led to an unprecedented backlash against the country’s all-mighty military establishment. People are now openly expressing anti-army sentiments on the streets after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan directly

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Fork in the road: Will we protect medicines that protect us or deal with incurable diseases?. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

As the world observes the annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 18 to 24, the spotlight is once again on preventing antimicrobial resistance that is not only devastating human health but also threatening the sustainability of our planet earth. Will we protect the medicine

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Bangladesh countering KNF separatism and militancy for ensuring peace and stability in CHT region By Saminna Akhter

At one time, separatism reared its head strongly. Mistrust and suspicion arose between the ethnic minors in Chittagong Hill Tracts and the Bengalis. However, through the 1997 peace treaty, the hills became calm. The atmosphere of disunity and mistrust created between the minors and the Bengalis i

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STREAM study gives hope for better treatment of drug-resistant TB. By. SHOBHA SHUKLA -

 Description automatically generatedWhen TB bacteria becomes resistant to most effective anti-TB medicines, then it no longer responds to them. As a result, drug-resistant TB becomes harder to treat, treatment is longer and outcomes are not satisfactory, and toxicity and side effects are dee

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Myanmar-Bangladesh’s growing trade and business ties in 2022 Year. By Samina Akhter

According to reports of pro-government media outlet of Myanmar, Global New light of Myanmar, Myanmar’s export has been surpassing imports in the cross-border trade with Bangladesh and 8,620.7 tonnes of exports to Bangladesh was estimated at US$10.733 million between April and October in the

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Muslim land-grabbers capture Christian Community Centre and violently beat family who protested!

London: (by Hannah Chowdhry and Juliet Chowdhry) A Christian Community Hall  was locked by the son of Muslim Man who later claimed ownership without authority. 



Christians were kept out of their own building for 24 hours after police refused to take action.



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Why does Myanmar, Bangladesh pursue military diplomacy? By Samina Akhter

After mortars landed in Bangladesh during attacks against the Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, border soldiers from Bangladesh and Myanmar's junta promised to mend bilateral ties on Sunday.



The Rakhine region of Myanmar, which borders Bangladesh, has seen a number of airspace viol

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Imran’s long march with implications beyond Pakistan should be allowed with proper security and law & order. By Hem Raj Jain

Ref:- (i)- Imran's call on Friday to agitate for the resignation of the three the PM Shehbaz, Interior Minister Sanaullah and Maj. Gen Faisal (allegedly responsible for attack on Imran & PTI leaders) is ridiculous (ii)- Responsibility for security of long march was on Punjab government ma

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Will global family planning meet galvanise governments to deliver on gender equality? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

 Gender equality is an essential cog-in-the-wheel of human development which is socially just and ecologically sustainable. That is why governments worldwide have committed to deliver on this promise by 2030 along with other sustainable development goals (SDGs). But progress on gender equali

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Can Bangladesh meet its longstanding commitment to advancing human rights through its victory over UNHRC membership? By Samina Akhter

An accomplishment for a nation is always winning an election in a global setting. The goal becomes greater significance when membership is granted by secret ballot to a respected international rights body like the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Bangladesh just won a record 160 votes

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Nawaz should urgently return from London even at risk of brief prison to avoid promised bloodshed during Imran's long-march in Islamabad. By Hem Raj Jain

Even before the long march (by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his party PTI) reached Islamabad where it was supposed to be converted into ‘dharna’ (sit-in) for demanding snap elections, Imran has threatened by his tweet that if snap polls are not granted there will be b

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Should Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and PM MBS visit Bangladesh along with India, Pakistan? By Samina Akhter

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is expected to visit India and Pakistan next month, according to reports.



The Saudi Crown Prince is likely to visit the two countries on November 14 while on his way to the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia

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RISE AND FALL OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REVOLUTION. BY ABBAS KASSAR

The cruel autocratic rule of the Czars was heritage of Mangol Khans and Byzantine empire which had flourished to the south. For centuries people of Russia mostly peasants were oppressed under tyrannical landlords, brutal conscription and monstrous bureaucracy. As early as 1873 during the reign of

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Baloch Conflict: No Longer a Low-Level Insurgency. By Manish Rai

For decades the Pakistani establishment has termed the Baloch insurgency as a low-intensity conflict confined mostly to Balochistan, the country’s largest province by territory. But that seems to have changed, as a spate of attacks that have taken place this year clearly demonstrate that in

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Austin should know UN is finished and Christian world would carryout new form of war after Russia stops military supplies to Ukraine. By Hem Raj Jain

The US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin III addressed the news conference on October 12 (as given at https://www.defense.gov/News/Speeches/Speech/Article/3185283/opening-remarks-by-secretary-of-defense-lloyd-j-austin-iii-at-the-sixth-ukraine/ ) about Ukraine war which Austin should know wh

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Pakistan: Christian sanitary worker accused of committing blasphemy

London: A Christian man, James Masih, 42, from Layyah, Punjab has been accused of committing blasphemy by a Muslim patient Nazia. 



The incident occurred on Wednesday 5th in Tehsil Headquarter (THQ) hospital Chaubara, Layyah, Punjab.



Masih has been working in the THQ hospi

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Youth-led initiatives put the focus on bodily autonomy and sexual health. By SUMITA THAPAR

The Asia Pacific region is home to 60% of the world’s young population - 750 million young people of all genders aged A group of people posing for a photo



Description automatically generated15 to 24 years. Many adolescents and young people in the region continue to transition to a

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A Christian man has left the Pakistan to save his life.

Faisalabad: A Christian man from a very noble family from Faisalabad has left Pakistan to save his life. 



Mr. Younas had been working with A Catholic Priest for many years. He was active part of the Church and was also responsible for the many religious activities in the Church.&nb

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SAARC region still doesn’t have secular culture hence Indian Muslims can’t get justice in Hindu majority India without undoing partition. By Hem Raj Jain

For undoing partition (which will change Muslims to Hindu ratio from 1: 6 to 1: 2) the Indian Muslims will have to use three means (i)- The writ petitions in SCI (ii)- By NGO for protecting human rights of so-called Dalits (iii)- By NGO to get LEMSP for farmers.



The Government of India

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when US-Christianity has failed as custodian of values of contemporary society the ‘Great’ USA may give-up universal adult franchise. By Hem Raj Jain

Generally prosperity brings peace but Christian West (Europe & European origin countries) is different. During World War I & II (after getting prosperity due to unprecedented progress made by them in about 300 years in modern science & technology) the Christian West caused immense los

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Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt. By Manish Rai

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have been regular clashes between TTP and Pakistan security forces since then despite both sides confirming the truce is still on. Recently

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UN, international community must address the Myanmar-Bangladesh border tension issue immediately. By Samina Akhter

Myanmar's persistent use of mortars to invade Bangladeshi land amounts to a declaration of war on Myanmar's part and diplomatic blunder on the part of the government of Bangladesh. In the most recent incident, Myanmar fired three mortar bombs on September 16 into Bangladeshi territory nea

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Despite 'whistling in the dark' by many (including world leaders) who are saying 'nuclear threat by Russia is bogus' - in fact it is real. By Hem Raj Jain

International media is whistling in the dark by saying 'the nuclear threat by Russia is bogus' but in fact it is real. Territory is a martial subject and only the dominant military decides it. India didn't raise guns for independence hence didn't have military power hence Britain

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Youth Changemakers at the forefront of advocating for sexual health and rights. By SUMITA THAPAR

A regional initiative across countries in Asia is helping young people find innovative solutions to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in their communities.



In Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, a football player has put together a football team of vulnerable and marginalised

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Muslims shouldn’t allow Gyanvapi-masjid matter to go the way gory Babri-masjid case went, instead should contest cases properly in courts. By Hem Raj Jain

The Varanasi District Judge on September 12 dismissed the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee’s challenge to the maintainability of civil suit (for pooja / worship of Hindu deities in Gyanvapi-masjid premises) by Hindu women. On May 20, the Supreme Court directed the Varanasi District judge

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Umar Khalid may not get justice soon without political party to enforce secularism / rule of law and question partition, treachery to IoA of J&K. By Hem Raj Jain

No doubt the suffering and hardship Umar Khalid is undergoing due to jail without trial [under draconian law (for any democracy) like ‘Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act’ the UAPA] can trigger hopelessness in such situation but the situation is not that bad in India as is said by ma

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Instead of strengthening party, Sonia creating legal problems for NGOs by tricking them to join Rahul’s so-called non-political ‘yatra. Hem Raj Jain

The Congress Member of Parliament from Wayanad (Kerala) and its main (public appearance) leader Rahul Gandhi (who addressed the public meeting of Congress against price rise at Ramlila maidan new Delhi on September 4) has started his about 3,570 K.M long ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ (connect I

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Despite international laws, Myanmar continuously violating Bangladesh’s airspace! By Samina Akhter

The bullets fired from Myanmar have arrived inside Bangladesh at Ghumdhum-Tumbru border of Naikxyongchari upazila of Bandarban district. As of writing this report (Saturday, 6.25 p.m.), shelling is still going on in Myanmar. Shelling has been going on in the border areas of the country for severa

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. Can Myanmar’s Threat To Bangladesh’s sovereignty At The Border Zone Destabilize The Regions? By Samina Akhter

After a two-day shutdown, firing has resumed in Myanmar across the Ghumdhum border in Bandarban's Naikxyongchari upazila in Bangladesh since Tuesday (September 6) morning. Artillery and mortar shells are being fired intermittently.



According to media reports, for 23 consecutive days

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Due to failure of recognizing importance of religion USA may lose crucial ally of cold war - II if democracy & secularism lost to India out of opposition unit. By Hem Raj Jain

PM Modi (after the meeting of some opposition political parties, the JDU, RJD, TRS leaders in Bihar) is worried and on Thursday in Kerala said that -"[ I had said from the Red Fort on 15 August that the time has come to fight decisively against corruption. However, what we see is that as we

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Al-Qaeda Still Potent. By Manish Rai

With the recent killing of Al-Qaeda (AQ) chief Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghan capital Kabul a lot of speculation is happening on the future of this terror outfit. Some analysts even going to the extent and suggesting that Al-Qaeda is nearing its end. But certainly that is highly unlikely. The group s

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EFSAS Study paper: A Genealogy of Governance and Insurgency in Afghanistan

Introduction: Hardly any State has, throughout the past half century, lived through a history as turbulent and as violent as that of Afghanistan. Since the Soviet invasion of 1979, Afghanistan has been trapped in seemingly endless cycles of violence wherein the abatement of one conflict merely ap

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Kashmir Dispute: Role of Diaspora. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

First of all, let me express deep appreciation to the Pakistan Business Forum, Azad Kashmir for inviting the leadership of Kashmiri Diaspora of Washington metropolitan area to speak on the subject, “Kashmir Dispute & the Role of Diaspora.” Lot has happened on the corridors of powe

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Five years of the Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya crisis: Where is the solution? By Samina Akhter

Myanmar's violent ethnic cleansing program, which forcibly forced roughly a million Rohingya Muslims into Bangladeshi refugee camps, is going to mark its fifth anniversary upcoming August month. Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims is not new, with major waves of emigration recorded

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Islamic Jihad Not Hamas the Most Prominent Threat to Israel from Gaza. By Manish Rai

The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after days of cross-border fighting triggered by surprise Israeli airstrikes. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said its aerial bombardment was a pre-emptive action aimed at preventing rocket att

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If US-religions don’t up-date & proselytize developing world (as per religious freedom), world doesn’t have any future at-least through USA. By Hem Raj Jain

As the age-old wisdom goes, the most difficult thing in the world is to take money from someone because generally people give money after deliberation. That is why if the followers of religions (like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism etc) are giving lot of money, wealth, land, landed proper

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USA can count on Tibetans (through India) to put China at its 'proper place'. By Hem Raj Jain

Lip service to democracy by the USA / Pelosi would fool no one (ii)- Strategic retreat over Taiwan legitimate only if USA launches new global organization for ‘rule based participatory secular democracies’ (iii)- New global organization will help the USA in getting assistance of India

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Why does Pakistani media 'Express Tribune’ highlight Bangladesh leadership? By Samina Akhter

Learn from Sheikh Hasina: Pakistan's newspaper The Express Tribune published an article praising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership for Bangladesh's economic development. The article published on Tuesday titled 'Takeaway from Bangladesh's Leadership' was authored by

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Latest UNAIDS data paint a grim picture of the HIV epidemic. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

A new report, “In Danger”, launched by UNAIDS just ahead of the 24th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2022) in Montreal, Canada, paints a grim picture of the global HIV epidemic. It reveals that during the last two years, progress in prevention and treatment of HIV has slowed down

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Civil establishment of nuclear India & Pakistan absurdly bogged down in anti-defection laws about political parties while their people remain poor. By Hem Raj Jain

This refers to whatever is presently happening in nuclear India & Pakistan in their Provincial Assemblies, Election Commissions, High Courts, Supreme Courts, political parties, State & Central governments, offices of Speakers / Governors / President etc as reported at and including <

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How will children living with HIV grow up normally when HIV-stigma still lurks? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Although over four decades have passed since the first case of HIV got diagnosed globally, and commendable progress has been made to help people living with HIV lead normal and fulfilling lives, yet HIV-related stigma and discrimination still lurks.



Father Teji Thomas, Director of Sneha

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The Persecution Narrative against Hindu Minority in Bangladesh: A false information concerning Bangladesh's treatment of minorities? By Samina Akhter

In the wake of the recent eruption of communal violence in Bangladesh against Hindu minorities, a countless arguments and numerous criticisms have been brought to light. Something odd is happening—Bangladesh is being painted by elements as a violent state from which Hindus are persecuting a

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Shehbaz lost Punjab Assembly election because didn’t bring Nawaz back to Pakistan. By Hem Raj Jain

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led by former PM Imran Khan on Sunday routed the PML-N by winning 15 seats in the crucial by-elections on 20 seats that got vacated after the disqualification of PTI members who had voted for Hamza Shehbaz for Punjab chief minister’s office as reported at&

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HIV care is essential and lifesaving, but not enough for living normal lives. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, as well as the full range of HIV care and support services are indeed essential but not enough to ensure that children and adolescents living with HIV can live a fully normal life. From getting education, vocational training, social and economic support, to purs

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People living with HIV demand end of medicine stockout: Indefinite sit-in begins. By BOBBY RAMAKANT

Indefinite sit-in began on 21st July 2022 outside the offices of India’s AIDS programme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to demand an end to the frequent stockouts of lifesaving HIV antiretroviral medicines. “We will not end the sit-in in Delhi outside the office of National A

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Due to China (incensed by US-led QUAD) factor, India shouldn't ignore Tamil Nadu ruling party's threat of separation if federalism not introduced. By Hem Raj Jain

Sri Lanka Tamilians and Pak influence in Sri Lanka will be an important factor in separation (ii)- After what happened to Ukraine (despite the ‘Budapest memorandum’) India shouldn’t over-depend on the USA. 



The ruling party ‘Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’

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Would Speaker, ECI and SCI destroy party system by allowing advantage of wrong. By Hem Raj Jain

The Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra elected Rahul Narvekar as its Speaker with the support of 39 Shiv Sena MLAs who voted against the whip issued by Shiv Sena whip, Sunil Prabhu to 55 Shiv Sena MLAs as reported at  



https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/maharashtra-ass

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SHSB can succeed only with support of party members from all over India for realizing 'Akhand Bharat' (SAARC) with US-led global order. By Hem Raj Jain

One can’t understand the meaning of ongoing crisis in Shiv Sena (SHS) without understanding the meaning of ‘brand Balasaheb’ and this brand can be made successful even by Eknath Shinde if Shinde not only launches a separate ‘Gut’ (faction) of the SHS as ‘Shiv S

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India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban. By Manish Rai

Recently India has reinvented its engagement policy with the Taliban. As in the first week of June, a high-level Indian diplomatic delegation led by J P Singh, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs held a meeting with the Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in

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Barelvis should know- Would be more difficult for Muslims after Nupur-controversy to counter Hindutva highhandedness without moving SCI. By Hem Raj Jain

On Sunday June 19 in Bareilly (U.P.) the  Ittehad-e-Millat Council (IMC) chief Maulana Tauqir Raza Khan (at a public meeting of huge crowd) demanded the immediate arrest of former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma who remarked on a TV debate on May 27 about married life of Prophet Muhammad

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Why Myanmar military Should Repatriate Rohingyas from Bangladesh As Soon As Possible? By Samina Akhter

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims rallied in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh's southeast coast, on Sunday, pleading with the international community to make arrangements for their safe return to Myanmar. Rohingyas organized demonstrations under the slogan "Let's go home" just a day befo

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Why did Bangladesh need to cancel an NGO, Odhikar’s license? By Samina Akhter

The Bangladeshi NGO Odhikar has been deregistered by the Prime Minister's Office's NGO Affairs Bureau. The company's registration renewal application was denied on June 12 due to a bureau application.



The license of the private voluntary organization Odhikar has not been ren

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How does Bangladesh set a shining example of communal peace and harmony in South Asia? -By Dr. Abantika Kumari

Bangladesh is made up of 160 million people who are multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual. The Constitution of Bangladesh guarantees all citizens the freedom to freely and peacefully practice their chosen religions. Religious minorities make up roughly 12% of Bangladesh's present p

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An appeal for the protection of Christian minority Maraj Masih’ family. By Bishop FS Bhatti

To: Tatiana Volovaya, Director Genernal of UN Geneva 



 Peace & Justice Humanitarian authorities of USA, UK, Canada, Germany, European Union, Amnesty  International.



Info:              

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Local leaders unitedly push for One Health approach. Will G20 leaders tango? By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

Description automatically generatedBefore G20 leaders and experts meet next week for the second health working group meeting under Indonesian G20 presidency, local leaders from several cities across the Asia Pacific region have unitedly called for implementing One Health approach.



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Future of State institutions in Afghanistan: An interview with Mr. Mahmoud Saikal, former Afghan Diplomat to the UN: EFSAS Article

The chaos that ensued post US troops withdrawal and subsequent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, has plunged the country to a record low vis-à-vis the functioning of virtually every sector of its society. While in the first days of gaining control, the extremist group boldly

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Resistance Have Presence in Most Parts of Afghanistan- NRF

By Manish Rai: This is the interview of National Resistance Front (NRF) Spokesperson Mr. Sibghatullah Ahmadi taken through telephonic conversation.  Later I also received written answers to my questions and pics of NRF fighters from NRF media wing. Please consider it for publication.

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How Both Murderer and Murdered can be Martyr’s in Kashmir? By Farooq Ahmad

Earlier, when militancy was on peak and different factions of separatist ideologies were sponsored by the Pakistan for implementing their nefarious agenda here the separatist groups were used to kill one another in order to keep their influence high in Kashmir.



On 21st of May 1990 the s

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Indian Muslims & their leaders shedding crocodile tears for Gyanvapi Masjid. By Hem Raj Jain

The concern shown by the AIMIM President Owaisi about protecting Gyanvapi Masjid is not genuine. Indian Muslims (as I mentioned umpteen times in national and international media) can't get justice unless they file 6 petitions in Supreme Court of India (SCI), as given below :-



(1)- F

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Can Myanmar-Bangladesh’s military ties stabilize the region? parvej siddique bhuiyan

Myanmar-Bangladesh’s military ties can stabilize the whole regions of South and Southeast Asia.  power shift in Myanmar and the subsequent polarization among the major powers triggered a new geopolitical flashpoint in Bangladesh’s strategic backyard, which the latter cannot

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ISPR underestimating Imran‘s grudge of losing power because Lt Gen Faiz was not ISI Chief to provide money trails etc to opposition MNAs. By Hem Raj Jain

Imran must be repenting why he caved-in to Army Chief Gen Bajwa and why he didn’t listen to Bushra Begum who in 2021(as reported widely in media) wanted to retain Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as ISI Chief



-- Whatever twist the national and international media may give about the reasons behi

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An Open Letter To Myanmar’s Policymakers From Bangladesh. By Jubeda Chowdhury

Dear respected Policymakers of Myanmar,



We, Bangladeshi citizens want a friendly relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar with neighbourly spirit. Because you are ours immediate neighbours  Thus, you should strengthen the bilateral ties with Bangladesh by resolving bilateral p

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Kashmir turning Peaceful for Tourists. By Farooq Ganderbali

The most volatile region on account of uncertainty caused due to the pakistan sponsored terrorism is now turning peaceful for the tourists. Kashmiris are most hospitable people across the globe but were defamed by the radicalization and false propaganda spread by the strategists across the border

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Mother's Day. By Rubina David

Women don't just wake up one morning and decide to leave.



They leave little by little, simple things at first, little things, you pay no attention to....



They leave a little, every time they are misunderstood.



A little every time, they are made unimportant, under

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How is Bangladesh’s transition from aid seeker to a donor country? By John Rozario

The transition from an aid seeker to a donor country is a matter of great pride for the people of Bangladesh. Now, Bangladesh has achieved the status of being a donor country. It is the combined efforts of all Bangladeshi people and leadership who have made it possible to achieve this milestone.&

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West / USA should know if SCP continues to ignore defection matter Imran can take-over Pakistan by militant-Jihad with clandestine Russia-China support. By Hem Raj Jain

The SCP should stop playing with fire instead should urgently decide the defection case of 26 PTI MLAs of Punjab (ii)- The SCP shouldn’t ignore veiled appeal of Punjab Governor Cheema to PTI / Imran (read militant-Jihadis) to take-over Punjab & its government (iii)- No one (including th

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If PTI heeds the call of Governor Punjab for protecting constitution than bringing Imran back to power as PM, democracy will win in Pakistan. By Hem Raj Jain

Without political parties taking the responsibility of running the country as per laws & constitution, no democracy can function satisfactorily in the contemporary human-rights friendly world. 



People all over the world have a very wrong notion about democracy where they think

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Shehbaz-govt will succeed only if ensures political rights of Imran, elimination of communalism, support to Ukraine and justice to Kashmiris & Nawaz, Zardari etc . By Hem Raj Jain

During the last 20 days in office it has been a mixed bag for Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif where he did many good things (which was expected from him as he in popular perception is considered to be a good administrator) but it will not add much to his political capital. Shehbaz also committed two m

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Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight. By Manish Rai

The Taliban now has firm control over Afghanistan. At this point in time, the Taliban have no opponents capable of undermining their positions in terms of military, political, or even economic resources. Also, there have been no meaningful changes in the radical ideology of the Taliban. It is sti

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During Ukraine war legitimate PM Shehbaz unnecessarily gave political leverage to Jihad-propagating Imran by installing son Hamza’s illegitimate Punjab-govt. By Hem Raj Jain

After a fortnight long controversy, on April 30 Hamza Shehbaz son of PM Shehbaz Sharif took the oath of the CM Punjab through court order as reported at https://www.dawn.com/news/1687559 but it is a blessing in disguise for former PM Imran. It is not for nothing that Imran recently used the word

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During Ukraine war legitimate PM Shehbaz unnecessarily gave political leverage to Jihad-propagating Imran by installing son Hamza’s illegitimate Punjab-govt. By Hem Raj Jain

After a fortnight long controversy, on April 30 Hamza Shehbaz son of PM Shehbaz Sharif took the oath of the CM Punjab through court order as reported at https://www.dawn.com/news/1687559 but it is a blessing in disguise for former PM Imran. It is not for nothing that Imran recently used the word

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During Ukraine war legitimate PM Shehbaz unnecessarily gave political leverage to Jihad-propagating Imran by installing son Hamza’s illegitimate Punjab-govt. By Hem Raj Jain

After a fortnight long controversy, on April 30 Hamza Shehbaz son of PM Shehbaz Sharif took the oath of the CM Punjab through court order as reported at https://www.dawn.com/news/1687559 but it is a blessing in disguise for former PM Imran. It is not for nothing that Imran recently used the word

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Myanmar, Bangladesh must have mutual strategic interest. By Jubeda Chowdhury

Myanmar, Bangladesh need defense diplomacy for cementing their ties with neighbourly spirit. Myanmar must understand that Bangladesh is a good neighbor for Myanmar. The neighbourly friendship needs to be bolstered through defense diplomacy. Defense diplomacy has long been regarded as an important

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Limits of US Human Rights Report on Bangladesh. By Jubeda Chowdhury

The United States recently released a report on the human rights situation on 198 countries in 2021. The country's state department made various allegations of human rights violations against Bangladesh.



The US State Department's annual global report on human rights was launched

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Thursday announcements ineffective. Biden, due to Europe, showing cowardice. Instead, first with princely India, should protect Ukraine militarily. By Hem Raj Jain

President Joe Biden’s  pledge on Thursday for an additional $1.3 billion for new weapons and economic assistance to help Ukraine against the Russian invasion (https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-biden-announces-new-military-aid-e78a7db76215a84f86586bb56122cd04 ) can&rsqu

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Imran Khan Just a Bunch of Lies and Disappointments. By Manish Rai

In 2018, Pakistan witnessed the rise of new celebrity Prime Minister Imran Khan who vowed to halt dynastic politics, end corruption and boost the economy. Common Pakistanis especially the youths saw Khan as their only ray of hope. As before coming to power, Khan in his speeches pledged to root ou

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LAW AND JUSTICE: WHY ARE WOMEN A TOOL IN MEN’S HANDS FOR REVENGE OR UNDUE GAIN? By Mushtaq Gill

 A misogynist is a person who hates or doesn’t trust women. The counterpart of misogyny is misandry, the hatred or dislike of men. A misandrist is a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against men. A philogynist is a person who strongly loves or admires women. He c

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SEEDS OF DEMOCRACY. By --Anti-war poet Stephen Gill

I am including Seeds of Democracy, a poem from my collection Shrine, released by Cyberwit in 2008. I plan to list a few more from time to time from this and other collections.



 I call democracy a government by discussion and it suits multicultural societies. Democracy is of the peo

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Why Bangladesh A Different Story Than Sri Lanka And Pakistan? By John Rozario

According to World Bank’s latest report, Bangladesh (South Asian country) has a strong track record of development and prosperity. Over the last decade, it has been one of the world's fastest growing economies, owing to a demographic dividend, robust ready-made garment (RMG) exports, re

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*DEMOCRACY” By Stephen Gill, anti-war poet

To tackle international anarchy, democracy is the most suitable form of government. Democracy invites every group to share power with the government, providing opportunities for everyone to participate in the formation of the government to frame policies which are in the interest of everyone. Dem

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Will Himalayan Indian state eliminate tuberculosis by 2023?. By BOBBY RAMAKANT

Description automatically generated with low confidenceTwo years before the pandemic had struck us, the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh in India had declared that it will eliminate tuberculosis (TB) by 2023 - two years before the national #endTB target (2025), and seven years before the global #e

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Treatment of the world's oldest epidemic: the past, present and future. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

This article is dedicated to all those who lost their lives to world's most deadly infectious disease - TB - and to those who defeated it



Is it not shocking that an ancient disease that has been with human since long before the recorded history, and is preventable and treatable, sti

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OIC Conference and Rohingya Refugee Issue. By Hafizur Talukdar

A conference of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) started at the Parliament House in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on March 22. This year the conference was held under the theme 'Building Cooperation for Unity, Justice and Development. The conference was ver

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Bangladesh/Pakistan Relations: Closing the Gap, Increasing the Gains. By Mehjabin Bhanu

 Despite being South Asian countries, sharing the same religion, culture, and history, the relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh aren’t warm at the present time. 



The reason for the lukewarm relations between Bangladesh and Pakistan even after five decades of separat

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50 Years of Myanmar-Bangladesh Ties: Relations Must Be Warm, Special and Unique with Neighbourly Spirit. By Jubeda Chowdhury

January 13, 2022, marked the 50 years of bilateral ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Myanmar recognized Bangladesh as a sovereign state on January 13, 1972. But there weren’t any seminars, discussions, statements, reciprocation, felicitations between the two neighbors to mark the special

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fter Orthodox Christianity, Zelensky too ditched Ukraine by not invoking ‘Budapest Memorandum’ in US-Congressional address. By Hem Raj Jain

First it was the ditching of Ukrainians by the Orthodox Christianity where Orthodox Patriarch Kyrill backed the invasion of Ukraine by Russia (as reported at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-XZMfDy3Wo ). The Orthodox Christianity spread in Russia from Ukraine and still (like in Russia) in Ukrain

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Why India messing with China (through Quad etc) if Sino-Russia alliance militarily more powerful ON-GROUND than USA / West. By Hem Raj Jain

During ‘Round Table Discussion’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMEpo6h3A-s ) on March 12, 2022 over Russian invasion of Ukraine, Major General (Retd) G.D. Bakshi said that what has emboldened Prez Putin to challenge the USA to come and fight with Russia on the Ukraine front and the

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Strengthening Myanmar-Bangladesh Trade and economic ties. By Phatik Hasan

Myanmar is one of Bangladesh’s closest neighbors with historic connectivity going back centuries. The 271 km long Bangladesh-Myanmar border is very important for Bangladesh due to its strategic position, although at present the area is militarized due to its ongoing internal conflicts. Were

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War in Ukraine will ultimately be decided on Relegio-Ethnic divide of two coexisting West & East empires headed by Christian USA & Russia. By Hem Raj Jain

Mankind has always needed political rulers. Even in the 4th century B.C. Chanakya / Kotilya (the most celebrated Indian political thinker), mentioned in his famous book ‘Arthshashtra’ that one should not live where there is no king. In the future too mankind will need rulers. Since th

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An open letter to Commander in Chief of Pakistan Armed Forces General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Core Commanders Conference. Professor Yunis Khushi

Subject: Goondaism/Badmashi of State Institutions against people of Pakistan should be stopped and Pakistan should be saved from becoming a Failed State



Honourable Generals,



Greetings from Lahore!



The undersigned is a Lahore based sociologist.  I would like

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Refugee Crises Increasing: Remember Rohingyas, Afghans, and also Ukrainians. By Jubeda. Chowdhury

The Rohingya and Afghan refugee issues are also currently important international issues. More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017 due to genocide and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. About 50,000 newborn Rohingya children are added to it every year. Earlier,

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Game-changing HIV research offers hope for people with HIV and to end AIDS. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Description automatically generatedRemarkable progress has been made in prevention and treatment of HIV infections since the first AIDS case was diagnosed nearly 41 years ago, thanks to the untiring efforts of scientists, medical professionals, affected communities and activists. Though there is

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Persecuted Christian families in Pakistan need your support. By Rt. Rev. Farhad Bhatti

I want to encourage you all to speak the truth to save lives. May all not feel helpless and hopeless. May God do Justice with  families. I always trust God. I always write for all human rights. All are not bad even though all are not good also after keeping studies of cases, analysis, c

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Pandemic is not over yet by a long shot: Deaths rose every week in 2022. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

Global health thought leader Dr Tim France rightly tweeted, “Here is the WHO stating explicitly what most people I know are saying to one another privately: Is not it really risky to lift all COVID-19 related measures now, with the virus still circulating in high levels? Clearly, in these g

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Biden needs to be vigilant. Post U.P. election civil war inevitable IF reservation-castes remain neutral between Hindutva forces and Muslims. By Hem Raj Jain

Four developments have radically changed socio-economic-political-religious scenario of India (i)- Unrest in farm sector having economically humble Indians mostly from so-called Dalit (SC, ST) and backward castes of Hindu order (ii)- Explosive political situation in Muslim neighboring countries (

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While USA wasting with Russia & China, Iran can bring over 2 billion people of Indo-Persia under political dominance of updated Shia Islam. By Hem Raj Jain

Biden-administration unnecessarily preparing to be bogged-down in hot-war because still not understanding the parameters of cold-war II between ‘liberal Western democracy’ against ‘authoritarian Chinese democracy’. 



--Amidst the ludicrous martial heat genera

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Why Pakistan-Bangladesh’s Trade Volume Is Growing? By MD Phatik Hasan

Bangladesh and Pakistan together make up 5 percent of the world's population. The Possibilities of market value in the case of export and import between these two states are inevitably huge. But the trade between the two countries of 39 crore people is now only 6-7 hundred million dollars. Th

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Will UN health agency give green light for using COVID-19 self-tests?. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

Description automatically generated with medium confidenceIf we get infected with an infectious disease, will we not want to protect our family and others from it? But, unless we know our disease status timely and reliably, how can we help prevent further infection transmission? How will we link

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“Born A Muslim’ can’t ‘reclaim religion’ unless stops neglecting State & religious leadership in this age of equal rights to Indian women. By Hem Raj Jain

The interview of Gazala Wahab on media ‘The Wire’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCCYJDxuE8s ) motivated me to read her book ‘Born A Muslim’ which I could after getting it (which is rare because most of the writers in India & Pakistan don’t make their books eas

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Should the US government consider Congressman Gregory W. Meek’s recent comments Regarding US sanctions on Bangladesh’s RAB seriously? By Jubeda Chowdhury

On December 10, the United States imposed sanctions on several individuals, including a former and current head of the RAB, for alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses.



Ivan Stefanec, a member of the European Parliament, wrote a letter to the European Union

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Please, no more sanctions on Bangladesh’s RAB. By Hafizur Talukdar

A total of 12 human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have written to the UN calling for the removal of RAB from UN peacekeeping missions. In December, the United States imposed sanctions on the Bangladesh Police Special Forces Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and

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Bangladesh Needs Both The USA And China; By Mehjabin Bhanu

Bangladesh needs both the USA and China. Now, Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal get attention from world powers. US, UK, China, India and Japan have focused their attention on South Asia, Bangladesh and 'Bay of Bengal'. US has shifted its policy from 'Asia Pacific' towards 'Ind

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Unnecessary Christian war-mongering over Ukraine. Indians can easily convert most of USA to Hinduism through participatory healthcare. By Hem Raj Jain

Most of the USA converted to Hinduism will also benefit India immensely: For the last one month War-mongering is going on by Christians over Ukraine between the West led by the USA v/s Russia during which Israel has started preparation for pulling out tens of thousands of Jews from war threatened

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Booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine: To give or not to give? By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

With almost 19 million new COVID-19 cases reported, the third week of January 2022 recorded the highest-ever weekly number of new infections so far in the pandemic’s history. This was an increase of 20% more cases than the earlier 'highest-ever record' which was set in the previous

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China Should Know That it’s Investment is not Safe in Balochistan: BNA: Interview by Manish Rai

This is the interview of Gulzar Imam now the supreme commander of Baloch Nationalist Army (BNA) previously heading the Balochistan Republican Amry (BRA). This interview I conducted through Telephonic conversation with Mr Imam he was speaking from a hideout of BNA in Balochistan. Later I also rece

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How Cambodia As ASEAN Chair Can Play A Key Role In Rohingya Refugee Crisis Solution. By Jubeda Chowdhury

The Rohingya issue is currently an important international issue. More than 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh since August 2017 due to genocide and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. About 50,000 newborn Rohingya children are added to it every year.



Bangladesh Prime Minist

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NSP released by Imran meaningless election speech because doesn’t address communal issues with mainly India & Afghanistan of mini-SAARC. By Hem Raj Jain

Imran should know, after March 10 U.P. election results, Indian religions will try to bring mini-SAARC region again under one political rule of secular democracy.



–National Security Advisors (NSA) are kept by many countries who normally deal with the issues of national security pr

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Bangladesh’s Role In Combating Maritime Threat In The Strategic Bay Of Bengal. By Jubeda Chowdhury

The Bay of Bengal, the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean, is of great political, economic, and cultural importance to its coastal countries of Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. With maritime trade, fishing, and tourism being the region's most significant econ

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No excuse not to end the acute stage of pandemic globally. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

Is it not shocking that after more than two years into the pandemic (when we know how to protect ourselves from getting infected, and have had vaccines for more than a year now), by far the highest-ever number of corona virus infections in a single week were reported in the second week of January

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh And Nepal Need China In Their Development Process. By MD Phatik Hasan

It is true that South Asia needs China in its development process because ‘China’ is synonymous with the term “Development”. China’s ambitus project ‘Belt and Road Initiative” provides benefits for almost all South Asian Countries. Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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