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Is Pakistan Becoming a Progressive Nation?

Haroon Khalid | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Haroon Khalid

On Sunday afternoon on March 27, 2016, after their midday prayers, thousands of protestors headed in the direction of Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.

Pakistan Detained More Than 5,000 After Easter Bombing Killed 72

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.29.2016 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has rounded up more than 5,000 militant suspects, then released most of them, in the two days since a suicide bomber ki...

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan's Evolving Alliance

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

As Middle Eastern conflicts raise tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan will find it increasingly challenging to navigate through the turmoil while maintaining a meaningful balance in its relationships with Riyadh and Tehran.

Pakistan’s First Female Superhero Goes Global

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts

ISLAMABAD -- On a recent workday in a labyrinthine building in Pakistan’s capital city, young men and women in t-shirts, kurta tops and jeans stared...

What They Didn't Tell You About Pakistan: Seven Common Myths Dispelled

Sabreena Razaq Hussain | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Sabreena Razaq Hussain

Pakistan. It may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman's ceiling of knowledge in about ten seconds.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

Take Me Home, Country Roads

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.17.2014 | TV
Marium Chaudhry

While watching season four, I feel like slapping myself for getting so caught up in a tale of fiction and for not dismissing stereotypes when I had the chance.

Khan's Siege of Islamabad: A Catalyst for Democratization?

Mehreen Saeed | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mehreen Saeed

Pakistanis converging from across all social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds have demonstrated their desire to end the status quo style of politics.

Pakistan's Politics: A Soap Opera?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?

Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the United States

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

To protect the constitutional democratic order, Pakistan needs to pass a law to regulate the right to protest that forbids inciting a crowd to imminent violence, issuing threats to the life of lawmakers, or entering government buildings.

Land of the Pure Attempting to Regain Its Purity?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

A country which in some way or the other makes itself prominent across the global arena more often because of events which shun its image and bring it into the limelight. Land of the pure, has recurrently surfaced in the form of news that people of the world do not have pleasant memories of.

An Open Letter to the Critics of Imran Khan

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ammarah Aftab

While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are also some of you who are opposing the call. I write this with the hope of diffusing some of this bigoted commentary on Imran Khan's political maneuver.

Pakistan's Mob Democracy

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Mob democracy is a violent form of direct democracy, periodically activated in Pakistan to confuse, frighten, and undermine representative governments established under the Pakistan Constitution.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

The Choice to Move: Slum Demolition in Islamabad

Madeeha Ansari | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Madeeha Ansari

The year I learned the most in life was spent as a professional gypsy, drifting between eight non-formal schools set in the urban slums of Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad: The Allergy Capital of the World

Saad Khan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Saad Khan

The pollen count in Islamabad hovers above 30,000 particles per cubic meter during the peak season. And that is not considered a record high.

Iran Tries Brotherly Love in the Persian Gulf Oil Game

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

With Kuwait allied with the United States and working more closely with Iran's long-time rivals in Riyadh, it's unlikely there will be any brotherly love in the Persian Gulf anytime soon.

PHOTOS: AP Photographer Documents Daily Life In Pakistan

Posted 02.22.2012 | World

Associated Press chief photographer in Pakistan Muhammed Muheisen documents daily life on the outskirts of Islamabad. To see more great photography...

Joshua Hersh

Occupy Wall Street: Protests Spread to Islamabad, If Only For A Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

Well, it wasn't much, but the Occupy movement found accomplices earlier this week in perhaps one of the most far-flung places yet: Pakistan's capital ...

The Pakistanis Are Coming! The Pakistanis Are Coming!

Michael Brenner | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Washington is abuzz with the headline news that the FBI is accosting two Pakistanis who allegedly have been trying to win influence and influence poli...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Obama's Drone Surge in Pakistan Doing More Damage Than Good

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The facts unequivocally illustrate that the drone program is steering the U.S. away from achieving its national security objectives in the region.

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

Playing the China Card: Has the Obama Administration Miscalculated in Pakistan?

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Dilip Hiro

Pakistan's Chinese alliance, noted fitfully by the U.S., is one of its most potent weapons in any future showdown with the Obama administration.

With Friends Like These...

Aki Peritz | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Aki Peritz

Where would Pakistan turn for international support if America indeed withdraws its helping hand? The answer is likely Pakistan's "all weather friend," the People's Republic of China.