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Jadhav case: Pak violates its obligations

Jadhav case: Pak violates its obligations Syllabus subtopic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. News: Pakistan violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention in the arrest and detention of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, Justice Abduylqawi Jadhav, International Court of Justice (ICJ) President told the United Nations General Assembly. Prelims focus: All about ICJ, its structure and mandate, Vienna Convention Mains focus: Jadhav


PAKISTAN IN FATFs GREY LIST Context : Pakistan has been included in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).  What is FATF? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by G7 countries in Paris. The FATF is therefore a “policy-making body” which works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas. The FATF's decision-making body, the


KATARPUR CORRIDOR    Context : India and Pakistan signed the agreement on the Kartarpur corridor. The agreement relates to the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak. Indian pilgrims of all faiths and persons of Indian origin can use the corridor and the travel will be Visa Free Pilgrims need to carry only a valid passport and the Corridor is open from dawn to dusk Pilgrims travelling i

Bad to worse: On India-Pakistan ties

Bad to worse: On India-Pakistan ties Context # In another round of tit-for-tat manoeuvres, India, followed by Pakistan, has decided to halve the strength of diplomatic missions in each other’s capital. # The government’s decision, conveyed in a démarche to the Pakistani Chargé d’affaires on Tuesday, follows the ill-treatment and torture of Indian personnel posted in Islamabad, in clear violation of their diplomatic rights. Thaw in India-Pakistan ties

Disinformation Campaign by Pakistan media

Pakistanis behind ‘Chinese’ info war on border stand-off Context Several of the Chinese accounts that show up on social media and spread false information about the border clash with India have been traced to Pakistan. Many of the Pakistani accounts posed as China-based, in what is believed to be a coordinated disinformation campaign aimed at India. Some of these accounts even had user bios that were earlier in Urdu, before morphing overnight into Mandarin. These accou

Cartographic challenge: On Pakistan’s new map

Cartographic challenge: On Pakistan’s new map Context The Ministry of External Affairs has termed Pakistan’s announcement of a new political map, which asserts its claims on Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek, and lays a new claim to Junagadh, as an exercise in “political absurdity”, and accused Pakistan of attempting a form of “territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism”. Pakistan’s new map Pakistan’s

India & Pak. spar over Indus water talks

India & Pak. spar over Indus water talks Context: India has refused a request by Pakistan to hold a meeting on issues around the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) at the Attari check post near the India-Pakistan border. The last such meeting between the two countries was in October 2019 in Islamabad. As per the agreement in IWT, a meeting was to be scheduled in India before March 31, 2020. The practice at the IWT meetings is that they are led by Indus Water Commissioners from both coun

Pakistan’s resuming trade ties with India

Pakistan’s resuming trade ties with India Reason for Pakistan’s resumption of trade with India Pakistan’s double U-turn on resuming trade with India highlights the internal differences within Ministries, between business and political communities, and the emphasis on politics over economy and trade. It also signifies Pakistan cabinet’s grandstanding, linking normalisation of ties with India to Jammu and Kashmir. On March 31, Pakistan’s new Finance Mini

India and Pakistan- Fishermen issue

India and Pakistan- Fishermen issue Introduction Hundreds of fishermen have been languishing in Pakistan’s prisons for years with no end in sight Issue of human rights Sosa, a fishermen was arrested in May 2019 when the fishing boat he was in allegedly entered Pakistani waters. His sentence in the Pakistani prison ended on July 3, 2019. However, not only was he not repatriated, but he was also not given consular access till his death. Sosa’s case is one mo

India Pakistan Fishermen Issue

Context:  India Pakistan Fishermen Issue is an important topic for UPSE GS Paper2. India and Pakistan must ensure that fishermen are not victims of a deterioration in ties. An Indian fisherman was killed in firing by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) off the Gujarat coast on November 7. This is the first such killing by the PMSA in the last six years through conflicts over fishing rights that are not infrequent along the International Maritime Boundary Line betw

Anti-Immigration Policy of Pakistan’s

Recently, Pakistan government launched a nationwide deportation operation against 17 lakh undocumented Afghan refugees. Why there is huge influx of Afghan refugees in Pakistan? Afghanistan and Pakistan share a 2,640km long border which passes through rugged mountains, densely forested valleys and narrow rock passages. Its topography makes it porous and difficult to control. According to estimates, more than 95% of refugees in Pakistan, both documented and undocumented, are A

Torkham border crossing

After Pakistan’s deadline expired for undocumented foreigners, about 1.7 million people were forced to leave Pakistan across the Torkham border. The Torkham border crossing is a major border connecting Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.


01 Feb,2024

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