Beautiful but neglected – TNS – The News on Sunday

Aug 17, 2014 | Published by

Beautiful but neglected – TNS

By Ershad Mahmud

Hit by military conflict between neighbours, Neelum Valley needs attention to rejuvenate

In summers when the scorching heatwave hits the plains of Punjab and urban Sindh, thousands of families and friends find refuge in the largely unknown Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The unexpected influx of domestic tourists into the valley has improved the lives of locals who otherwise sit at the bottom of the income ladder. Tourists are not only providing employment and boosting economic activity of the local population but also introducing urban ways of life in a largely conservative and isolated region. Read More

Modi’s mood on Kashmir

Jul 14, 2014 | Published by

By Ershad Mahmud

Modi’s mood on Kashmir

The leadership of India and Pakistan enjoy the required political mandate to take bold initiatives on Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the Indian held Jammu and Kashmir concluded amid near-to-complete strike in Srinagar called by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and various other outfits. His first visit being the prime minister of India made no headway or major political breakthrough in the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More

Afghanistan post-2014: reverberations in Kashmir | Conciliation Resources

Apr 18, 2014 | Published by

This briefing paper is the third in a series from the Kashmir Initiative Group (KIG), highlighting potential scenarios following the drawdown of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan this year, and its possible implications for the already fragile Indian-Pakistani dialogue as well intra-Kashmir peacebuliding initiatives.

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Mr. Muhammad Najib, representing us in Middle East from April 2014 onwards

Apr 16, 2014 | Published by

CPDR is pleased to announce that Mr. Muhammad Najib, a Doha-based Kashmir activist, will be representing us in Middle East from April 2014 onwards. He is B.E in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from N.W.F.P University of Engineering & Technology, MBA International Business from University of Atlanta USA-UAE campus and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Najibi’s keen interest to promote cross cultural and heritage oriented activities amongst the people of the different parts of the divided state of Jammu and Kashmir. He believes his work is an alternative route, which will facilitate the process of conflict resolution in Kashmir.

Research study asks for institutionalizing CBMs on Kashmir

Jan 08, 2014 | Published by

Islamabad: Future of Kashmir centric Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) is chiefly dependent upon the much needed initiative to institutionalize them, lest they should continue hanging in balance in view of heightened tension between India and Pakistan along Line of Control (LoC). Read More