Highlights From South Asia News: July 31, 2013

Bangladesh

Jamaat-e-Islam Registration Verdict Thursday

The Jamaat-e-Islami faces an uncertain future with the High Court all set to deliver a verdict on Thursday on a petition seeking cancellation of its registration. This verdict will determine the party’s eligibility in the upcoming election.

From BD News http://bit.ly/15wlhDN

 

Pakistan

Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim Resigns

Pakistan’s Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim resigned from his post on Wednesday, a week after the Supreme Court ordered the commission to hold presidential polls ahead of its original schedule.

By Mubashir Zaidi

From DAWN http://bit.ly/14ElMI2

 

Sri Lanka

Pakistan Assures Sri Lanka Of Full Cooperation In Defence Production

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Defence Production, Rana Tanveer Hussain has assured Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Islamabad, Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Jayalath Weerakkody that all bilaterally important matters will be looked after with keen interest to improve and further strengthen the brotherly ties between the two countries.

From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/14EmyEU

 

Myanmar

Some 25,000 Flee To Relief Camps Following Myanmar Flooding

Monday’S torrential rain, which led to serious flooding in Karen State, has driven thousands out of their homes, forcing them into around 80 relief camps.

From Press TV http://bit.ly/19y6ZH7

 

Maldives

Pakistan Donates Medical Equipment To Maldives

Pakistani government on Wednesday donated medical equipment to the Maldives in a move aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries.

By Ali Naafiz

From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/15wmVW7

 

India

Determined To Accelerate Pace Of Economic Change, Need To Take Bold Steps: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Committing to accelerate the pace of reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the government would act boldly and decisively to revive economic growth and prove naysayers wrong.

From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/13AHcFS

 

Nepal

1.6 Million Children Working As Laborers In Nepal: Report

National Child Labour Report 2011 estimates that 1,600,000 children between 5 to 17 years of age are working as laborers in the country, with 8 percent of them working in hazardous conditions.

From Republica http://bit.ly/18Nr1ua

 

Afghanistan

U.N. Report: Afghan Civilian Casualties Are Up

The United Nations reported Wednesday that 23 percent more Afghan civilians were killed or injured in the first half of 2013 than during the same period last year, a finding that raises troubling questions about the Taliban’s ability to terrorize Afghanistan as the pace of the U.S. military withdrawal quickens.

By Kevin Sieff

From The Washington Post http://wapo.st/12GGfSo

 

Feature

In Afghanistan, Fathers Barter Daughters To Settle Drug Debts

By Fariba Nawa

From The Atlantic http://bit.ly/16kozel

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