Pakistani shop owners were among a number of foreign businessmen targeted during a protest march that turned violent in a Mpumalanga township this week.

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Rob Ashgar on the potential of cultural diplomacy to ease the India-Pakistan conflict.  

It is interesting how very few American writers have acknowledged the Pakistani contribution. One reason for this is Pakistan's weak public diplomacy skills. Most Pakistanis don't know about this, let alone Afghans and the international media.

March 24, 2010

Tehrik-e-Niswan carried a message of peace and disarmament, laced with humour, to the first ever South Asian Women's Theatre Festival, held in India recently.

March 24, 2010

With all eyes on Pak-US Strategic Dialogue opening here today (Wednesday), Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called on the United States to "walk the talks" as people of Pakistan want meaningful and mutually cooperative relationship between the two countries.

US President Barack Obama's administration has promised to engage more deeply with Pakistan, which has long seen Washington as interested only in securing its military cooperation in the fight against the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Last month, just before the release of the Bollywood film My Name Is Khan, a message generated in Pakistan on the microblogging site Twitter was massively retweeted in Mumbai, India: "You might want to come to Karachi to catch MNIK's first day, first show!"