The rivers have always been considered a bounty in the lands that are today Pakistan. Indeed, the country remains a heavily agriculture-dependent country. In late June 2010, however, the vast stretch of territory from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, across Punjab and Balochistan to Sindh, became a death trap – inundated by the very rivers that have fed it since times immemorial.
|Photos: Nyla Daud|
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
flickr / The US Army
On 1 December 2013, Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the US of cutting fuel supplies to Afghan security forces. Despite US pressure, Karzai continues to stall the signing of a Bilateral Security Agreement.
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