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Articles, op-eds, researches and worthwhile reads chosen by the GroundZero editors.

ISLAMABAD – An accountability court handed a 10 year sentence and £8 million (Rs1.29 billion) to Pakistan’s former prime minister in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK. In the 100-page decision, Accountability Judge Mohammad...
Cox's Bazar - Nearly one million Rohingya refugees are currently in refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. The majority are living in cramped conditions in the Kutupalong-Balukhali, the largest refugee camp in the world. More than 700,000 Rohingya have arrived since the Myanmar military launched a...
“They didn’t say anything,” Ana Rivera told Jonathan Blitzer, a reporter for The New Yorker. “They just walked over and grabbed Jairo. It felt like my son was stuck to me. He clung to me, cried and screamed. They...
ISLAMABAD:  A report of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) said that the water crisis has aggravated following the 18th Amendment due to which provinces have done little to address the water shortage. It is little known that the 18th Amendment...
Seven decades after the Partition and the unlawful accession of Kashmir to India, a lot has come to pass in both Pakistan and the disputed Himalayan territory administered by India. Time has only served to make the Kashmir dispute...
After over 16 years, and with almost $9 billion spent, the US counter-narcotics programmes have done next to nothing to roll back Afghanistan’s opium production. Afghanistan remains the world’s largest opium producer with opium poppies as its largest cash...
The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district of Indian-administered Kashmir is a chilling reminder of how sexual assault is used as a tool to instil fear among those belonging to the minority communities...
Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir - Rauf Ahmad Wagay was 16 when he was picked up in June last year from his home in India-administered Kashmir's Kulgam region. Charged under the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), he was lodged with adult prisoners despite...
Countless times have I tried to pen down my feelings for Palestinians and describe their plight using the limited list of words known to me, but English language has a very limited number of synonyms and expressions to describe...

Water crisis

Ever since the industrial revolution, human ingenuity has allowed water, the elixir of human life, to flow even in the aridest landscapes. Ever since the 19th century, water was no longer a mystical force to be worshipped but a commodity...