Aug 17, 2014 | Published by admin
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
Jul 14, 2014 | Published by admin
By Ershad Mahmud
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
Apr 18, 2014 | Published by admin
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.
Apr 16, 2014 | Published by admin
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.
Jan 08, 2014 | Published by admin
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