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Why Hamid Gul Was Pakistan's Bin Laden

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Mohammad Taqi

General Hamid Gul was the military equivalent of Osama bin Laden. He died with his boots on and blood of the innocents on his hands. One must never speak ill of the dead; it is the jihadist life and legacy of General Hamid Gul, however, which is impossible to ignore if further bloodshed and mayhem in Pakistan and the region is to be averted.

Asif Ali Zardari: Pakistan's Political Patriarch

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Suffering from the lingering image of a money-laundering husband of a world-famous political icon, Benazir Bhutto, former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is fast emerging as an intellectual patriarch of Pakistani politics.

Agents of Hope

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

We live in an age in which the attack on language is endemic; an age in which techniques like the filibuster have been used to effect mass dysfunction in governance and prevent people from talking to one another.

Benazir Bhutto -- The Muslim Leader Who Saw Jihadis Coming

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the jihadis on December 27, 2007 after addressing a rally where she repeated her warnings about the Taliban and other extremist groups. Today, events such as the recent massacre of school children in Peshawar, reflect what Bhutto was warning against. Extremist Islamist ideologues opposed her because as a western-educated Muslim woman leader she symbolized all that the jihadis hate.

Imran Khan's Followers -- His Weakness or His Strength?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Farahnaz Zahidi

Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad.

Being Pakistani, Hearing That Your Government Hid Bin Laden and Believing It

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.

On MLK Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their l...

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Maria Rioumine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rioumine

She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.

Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan's Newly 'Independent' Judiciary

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I am hopeful with the retirement of the infamous Chief Justice, Pakistan will not only have an independent judiciary but an unbiased one as well. Unlike Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the remaining Justices are the true heroes of the Lawyers' Movement.

Musharraf Freed From House Arrest

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has freed former President Pervez Musharraf from his months-long house arrest, days after he received bail in...

Why Malala Should Have Won

Ko Im | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Ko Im

Sixteen-year-old Malala has inspired not only children in her own country, but adults all around the world. It would be hard for her to return to Pakistan -- where there's current controversy even surrounding naming a school after her.

"Democracy Is The Best Revenge," President Zardari's Legacy

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.

Musharraf Charged With Benazir Bhutto Assassination

AP | ZARAR KHAN and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — In an unprecedented ruling that tests the military's aura of inviolability, a court indicted former president and army ch...

A Trial That Pakistan Needs

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.

Former Pakistani Dictator Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD, May 20 (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house ...

Lead Prosecutor In Benazir Bhutto Case Gunned Down, Police Say

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Gunmen on Friday killed the lead Pakistani prosecutor in two high-profile cases – the assassination of former Prime Minister B...

Democracy in Pakistan is a work in progress

Catriona Luke | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Catriona Luke

Which are the most important events that happened during your lifetime, a sample of young people between 18 and 29 in Pakistan was asked for the British Council aligned Next Generation report published on 2 April.

Why General Musharraf Still Matters in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Musharraf's electoral success or defeat is insignificant, at least in the upcoming elections. But his return will still change the dynamics of Pakistan's politics.

Bhutto's Only Son Launches Political Career

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

By Aisha Chowdhry and Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD Dec 27 (Reuters) - The 24-year-old only son of assassinated former P...

The Naivety of Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Condemning the Taliban for their human rights abuses will not democratize Pakistan or Afghanistan. There is an urgent need to understand where the Taliban mindset emanates from and who else is responsible for mushrooming this scary world of intolerance and violence.

Pakistan's Burgeoning Business of Nepotism

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan, a large Muslim nation, is drifting toward moral anarchy and lawlessness. Amidst widespread nepotism, the ordinary citizens face a thoroughly dishonest system where laws are subverted even by the guardians of law.

Pakistan's Bhutto Dynasty Reconsidered

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Saleem H. Ali

The Pakistan Peoples Party seems incapable of finding leaders outside the Bhutto clan. Why must there be a glass ceiling for leadership in the party that carries disproportionately more power?

The Dynastic Rot in South Asia

Saad Khan | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Saad Khan

While Pakistan has had a love-hate relationship with democracy, India has consistently remained democratic. After 65 years, it looks abysmal to see the largest democracy in the world still unable to shun dynasticism.

Former Pakistani President Faces Big Challenge

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf announced Sunday he would return to Pakistan later this month and prepare for elections, s...

Former Pakistani President Faces Arrest In Connection To Benazir Bhutto Murde

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will be arrested in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir B...