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EFSAS Commentary

EFSAS Commentary

 

Weekly analytical commentary - EFSAS Commentary -  by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) on news, current affairs and political developments in South Asia.  

Publication: Mullah Fazlullah killed in a US Drone Strike: Afghan President asks Pakistan to reciprocate

Mullah Fazlullah killed in a US Drone Strike: Afghan President asks Pakistan to reciprocate

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muhammed Khorasani in a statement on 23 June acknowledged that the…
Publication: OHCHR Report on Kashmir: ‘Remote Monitoring’ fraught with serious methodological and analytical flaws

OHCHR Report on Kashmir: ‘Remote Monitoring’ fraught with serious methodological and analytical flaws

The OHCHR report has serious methodological, factual and analytical shortcomings that render its correctness,…
Publication: Merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Pakistan snubs Right to Self-Determination

Merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Pakistan snubs Right to Self-Determination

The FATA, a grossly under-developed and poverty-stricken Pashtun-dominated region of Pakistan, has been…
Publication: Paranoia of the Pakistani Military Establishment spells danger for the country

Paranoia of the Pakistani Military Establishment spells danger for the country

The establishment, which is known to stand by and protect its own, reacted uncharacteristically harshly…
Publication: Gilgit Baltistan Reforms Order 2018; China, CPEC and Pakistani Colonization

Gilgit Baltistan Reforms Order 2018; China, CPEC and Pakistani Colonization

Members walked out of the Assembly while tearing copies of the new Order joining thousands of protesters…
Publication: Jammu & Kashmir's ecology; Threatened and neglected

Jammu & Kashmir's ecology; Threatened and neglected

The ecological and human costs of the Jammu & Kashmir conflict are too immense and ominous to be ignored...
Publication: Three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan perpetrated 2008 Mumbai attacks

Three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan perpetrated 2008 Mumbai attacks

Sharif’s statement has stirred the hornet’s nest in Pakistan with the military establishment, his political…
Publication: Assassination attempt on PAK-Interior Minister and its serious Implications

Assassination attempt on PAK-Interior Minister and its serious Implications

Ahsan Iqbal, Interior Minister of Pakistan and a senior, influential member of Pakistan Muslim League…