Fierce Face-off

In the aftermath of the horrific car bomb explosion, India availed the extreme option of getting deep into Pakistan for a hit. Pakistan retaliated...

Bawa Jitto and BSF

Everytime rival armies exchange shells, Kanachak moves to newspaper front pages. The region has fascinating stories that usually get buried under the debris of...

Erasing A Village

The roaring Neelum river on the banks of which once lived a village eventually separated them forever. Then a new situation reunited the two...

Horror Hills

Exposed directly to the extremity of conflict, Kashmir’s serious distressed border belts will take a long time to become normal. More than shells and...

‘One of the big failures of Pakistan’s Kashmir policy has been its pure focus...

Ahsan Butt is Washington based Pakistani political scientist who teaches at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His first...

Barter Bottlenecks

Amid reports that NIA wants barter trade at the LoC to close down, a huge cache of contraband was recovered from a PaK truck...

‘Foreigner’ Returns

At 11, poverty forced him to flee home and a theft landed him in Lahore. Since then more than sixty years eclipsed. As the...

Zaiba’s Homecoming

A Pakistani travel reporter Danial Shah and an Indian photographer Mithila Jariwala teamed up to report Zaiba’s homecoming to Turtuk after nearly half a...

“Being a border area, there is a deep network of Intelligence agencies including IB,...

A Humanities graduate from Punjab University, Deldan Namgail (38) was Sarpanch before becoming a Lawmaker from Nubra. During his college days, he headed the Ladakh...

War, Is It?

Almost three months and scores of international squabbling matches after, Delhi and Islamabad are inching toward a confrontation to satisfy their national egos. But...

Gilgit Games

Perhaps for the first time after partition, Kashmir dispute is emerging as a major issue for Pakistan. Beijing is seeking guarantees for making substantial...

Love @ LoC

With a cute mute Pakistani-Kashmir girl lost at Wagha border, actor Salman Khan created a highly emotional masala movie that happily ends at the...

Drugging A CBM

At a time when PDP is reportedly seeking assurances from Narendra Modi led BJP government to strengthen the cross-LoC trade and travel, the drug...

“Because of incidents like these, people associated with cross LoC trade feel insecure”

General Secretary of Salamabad-Chakoti Traders Union Association, Hilal Ahmad Turki tells Saima Bhat how official neglect has made cross LoC traders suffer. Kashmir Life: Pakistan...

Wall Mounted Peace

An “eternally hopeful” PM Manmohan Singh once famously said the natural resources of the region will jointly be used by people from both sides...

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