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Pakistan's Karachi Becomes a Human Rights Nightmare

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Farheen Rizvi

Pakistan's financial capital and largest city, Karachi, has witnessed several gruesome incidents within one week.

The Pakistani Army's Coup Against Itself

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is taking action against corrupt army officers. To what extent will he go in this unprecedented battle? ...

Jihadist Terrorism Is Pakistan's Festering Sore

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 04.04.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Pakistani civil and military leaders, as well as the society, must realize what is bad for Kabul and Delhi is bad for Lahore, too. The Pakistan state policy of using jihadist terror to wage proxy wars is backfiring, as the Lahore bombing on Easter Sunday has tragically demonstrated.

Pakistan's Military Threatened Me After I Wrote a Book About Its Army

C. Christine Fair | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
C. Christine Fair

Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies are waging a nasty war on U.S.-based scholars whose writings and public statements undermine cherished narratives promulgated by the army that has dominated Pakistan's governance for most of the state's existence.

Loved or Feared: Pakistan's Retiring General Sharif

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's powerful army chief, General Raheel Sharif, has stunned his supporters and critics with Monday's unanticipated announcement that he would not seek an extension for his job when the duration of his service expires in November.

Pakistan Shifting Blame to Afghanistan for Its Jihadist Blunders

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Mohammad Taqi

Unless the Pakistani army planners see the disastrous errors of their ways and decide to roll back both the theory and practice of their jihadist enterprise, there will likely be more attacks like the one on Bacha Khan University. Blaming Afghanistan for the Pakistan army's sins and dereliction may be a good excuse, but it makes for a horrible solution to Pakistan's terrorism conundrum.

Will Modi's Visit to Pakistan Make a Difference?

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

India's Prime Minister Nirendra Modi surprised everyone by suddenly landing in Lahore to visit his Pakistani counterpart, Mian Nawaz Sharif. The visit due to its suddenness and departure from the normal diplomatic protocols is definitely in the news and has led to intense media attention and analysis.

Pakistan Army Chief 'Overruled Generals Calling For Coup'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convinc...

Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police

Reuters | By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headq...

The Mass Graves of Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The state-sponsored inquiry committees formed in Pakistan in recent times to probe scandalous crimes have shockingly narrowed down their overall scope to one specific goal: Prove the government's innocence.

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

Pakistan Army Seizes Control Of Key City From Taliban

Reuters | Mehreen Zahra-Malik | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, July 10 (Reuters) - The Pakistani military has seized control of 80 percent of Miranshah, the capital of the remote tribal regi...

The General Pakistan Can't Punish

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's political history is full of dramas and clandestine deals but Musharraf's case involves more dramas than what is needed to understand why he is unlikely to face justice.

No Easy Road Ahead For Pakistan's New PM

WorldCrunch - Le Monde | Charlotte Fichou | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD – Congratulations are already pouring in from abroad, while his supporters have been dancing in the streets of his stronghold city Lahore...

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.

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Pakistan: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Ethan Casey

I have no illusions about our ability to influence policymakers or help end the war in Afghanistan or the violence in Pakistan. But I'm concerned with doing whatever we can and we can achieve a lot more by taking initiative to talk and work together than by worrying and complaining.

The $800 Million Game

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Despite anger by lawmakers, a bill to freeze the $2 billion aid package to Pakistan failed to pass Congress. Now comes news the Obama administration has canceled $800 million of aid, purportedly to persuade Islamabad to do more to combat terrorism.

A Colonels' Coup in Pakistan?

Saad Khan | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has to placate his officers, and he can only do that by getting tough on Americans.

Laughing Through Tragedy

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

In a country ruled by the military for most of its existence, where the ruling elites are better known for corruption and thievery, where is the little guy supposed to find relief? Humor is what keeps Pakistanis sane.

Iran's Speedy Justice

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

In what was dubbed as a "fair trial", eleven people with alleged links to Jundallah were hanged in southern Iran on Dec. 20.

WikiLeaks: Pakistan's Complicated Role As U.S. Ally

Posted 05.26.2011 | World

This article is being updated. The New York Times is reporting that leaked cables concerning Pakistan reveal fear of the country's nuclear program a...

Pakistani Universities Facing Closures

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Perhaps the poor of Pakistan need to bid adieu to their dreams of higher education. Extremists are ready to embrace them with open arms.

Pakistan: Diplomacy vs Giving It All Away

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Pakistan Derailed

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

While the Pakistani establishment is always eager to draw comparisons with India, they rebuff any such attempt when it comes to railways.