Zeeshan Adhi

  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an interim ruling directing Pakistan not to execute Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadav until the world court reaches a final decision in the case of India vs Pakistan (Jadhav case). The order has much wider ramifications than merely a stay on the execution ...

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  • There are certain events which bring the best out of a nation. On January 29, an armed individual entered a mosque in Quebec City and indiscriminately opened fire on those offering evening prayers. It was a sad day in Canada and across the globe. What followed in the next few days was an ...

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  • On 27th June 2013, Pakistan extended the deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees. The refugee status for the Afghans was set to expire on 30th June 2013. This decision was taken at the request of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a United Nations Agency working for the ...

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  • There have been reports that Pakistan is considering signing the Council of Europe Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons. Media reports suggest that the spadework has already been done. The reason for such swiftness is to secure the transfer of certain detainees from the US to Pakistan ...

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  • Earlier this year, the National Assembly and the Senate of Pakistan passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Act 2012 without due discussions and debate. The act has been purportedly enacted to effectively deal with scheduled offences and to regulate the powers of the law enforcement and ...

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  • In the last few weeks, the plight of Burmese Muslims has come to limelight. Of particular concern are circumstances surrounding the minority Muslim community of Rohingya. There are reports that the Burmese state is involved in serious violations of human rights and the Rohingya community is ...

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  • The seven-month long saga finally ended earlier this week with Pakistan agreeing to unilaterally open the Nato supply routes after a carefully worded press release by Secretary Hillary Clinton saying that the United States was “sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military”, ...

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  • The resolution in the American Congress seeking right of self-determination for the people of Balochistan has sent shockwaves throughout the nation and has perturbed both the civil and the military establishment. The American government has distanced itself from the resolution and clarified that it ...

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  • The American officials are holding vigorous negotiations with the Pakistani leadership convincing the latter to backtrack from the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project. As an alternate, they have offered to sell Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, at a discounted rate to Pakistan. While such economic ...

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  • On December 21, 2011, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed a bill for the establishment of the National Human Rights Commission. A question that may arise at the outset is: Why a government sponsored National Human Rights Commission is required in the first place? This question is particularly ...

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