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Pakistan Terrorism

Mullah Omar's Death Breaks the Back of the Taliban

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Mohammad Taqi

The height of the Pakistani state's chutzpah is that it does not only harbor these terrorists for decades and unleash them on the neighbors and the world, but also that it wants to be given credit and a thank you note even when America or Allah takes them out. The fundamental question about Mullah Omar's death in Karachi is who in Pakistan knew about his presence there, when did they know it and what, if anything at all, did they do about it.

It's Time for Pakistan to Face Its Terrorism Menace -- And Stop Blaming the Usual Easy Targets

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

It is almost as if Pakistan's government wants to absolve jihadists just to cling to its traditional view on what threatens the country.

Why Pakistan Will Fight Saudi's Wars but Not Its Own

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

By getting involved in the Yemen conflict, Pakistan risks sectarian conflict at home in addition to being drawn into a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Middle East.

In Pakistan, We're Not So Different From You

Amineh Hoti | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Amineh Hoti

LAHORE, Pakistan -- I write from a country where people like you and I live with our families -- loving grandparents, self-sacrificing parents with babies, innocent children and know-it-all teenagers. Where we search for tools of peace-building to heal our fractured but shared world.

Pakistan's Anti-Terrorist Enthusiasm Wanes. . . Again

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

When terrorists killed 160 teachers and children at a Peshawar school last December, a burst of commentary suggested that Pakistan would now change its ambivalence about Islamist extremism. Two months later, it seems that Pakistan's government and military are back to business as usual.

Pakistan Approves Military Courts For Terrorism Cases

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow military courts to prosecute terrorism-related cases in the latest government effort to ...

Pakistan Strikes In Tribal Regions Kill 31 Militants, Drone Kills 7

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pakistani Opposition Leader Ends 126-Day Protests, Calls For Unity Amid Peshawar School Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- With Pakistan reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 141 people, mostly children, opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday declare...

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

Beena Sarwar | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Beena Sarwar

The Pakistani government has put off a decisive move against the Taliban due to 'lack of political consensus.

Dozens Of School Children Killed In Taliban Attack

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

At least 141 people were killed and 121 injured Tuesday when Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan. 132 of the dead were...

Plane Comes Under Fire At Pakistani Airport, Casualties Reported

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 08.24.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan were looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane Tuesday evening just as it was landing in the...

It's High Time to Quell the Insurgency in Pakistan

Madiha Shah Modi | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Madiha Shah Modi

A full scale military operation to rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism in the country's tribal belt has sparked a national debate, and defense analysts and experts on Afghan affairs and militancy have begun shedding light on the Karachi airport attack. Given that Pakistan has already reportedly suffered 49,000 casualties -- including the loss of more than 15,000 security personnel in its fight against homegrown insurgency -- and given the prospects of full throttle action against the militants in coming days, the government needs to focus on formulating an effective strategy to avoid civilian casualties in future situations. Hence, it is the high time to quell the insurgency through employing all the resources available.

Pakistan Should Launch War to Get Rid of Taliban -- Not Halfway, but Once and for All

Saeed Qureshi | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Saeed Qureshi

If the rulers cannot ensure the safety of the people, then better they resign and quit power. The present government's endeavors to build a bridge of understanding with the Taliban are a mere waste of time. The Taliban, who have scant regard for the sanctity of human lives, do not deserve -- nor should be shown -- any mercy. If the government is reluctant to unleash a ruthless crackdown on the Taliban, then let the army on its own volition take this most indispensable onslaught and finish the job of eliminating these latter-day assassins once and for all. Otherwise, Pakistan is doomed and will remain subservient to the killing sprees and criminal and bulging demands of these murderous thugs.

Taliban Claims Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

(Adds details) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a sq...

Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack On Karachi Airport

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people wer...

Official: Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan's busiest airport with machine guns and a rocket laun...

Pakistani Man Risks Live To Keep MASSIVE Moustache

Agence France Presse | Jennie Matthew | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

Pakistani businessman Malik Amir Mohammad Khan Afridi has been kidnapped, threatened with death, forcibly displaced and lives apart from his family: a...

Dozens Killed After Bombs Rip Through Busy Market In Pakistan

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A pair of bombs tore through crowds of shoppers at a busy market in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 39 people, offic...

New Wave Of Deadly Bombings Ahead Of Pakistani Vote

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend's election killed three people Friday in northwest...

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Truck Bomb Kills 11 In Pakistani Market

AP | ANWARULLAH KHAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | World

KHAR, Pakistan -- A truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people, as security conc...

Al Qaeda Cooperators Give Inside View Of Terror Group

AP | By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- By the time a wayward kid from Long Island named Bryant Neal Vinas joined al-Qaeda in 2008, the sight of trainees swinging from monkey bar...

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

Dilip Hiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dilip Hiro

There is, in fact, nothing new in the way Islamabad has been squeezing Washington lately. It has a long record of getting the better of U.S. officials by identifying areas of American weakness and exploiting them successfully to further its agenda.

Pakistan in 2011: The Downward Spiral Continued

Saad Khan | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Compared with the previous year, Pakistanis did not see any improvement in their lives in 2011. The downward spiral continued and life became tougher. One can only hope that the year 2012 will bring some relief to their sad faces.

Pakistan's Terror Problem is Beyond the Taliban

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

The war in Afghanistan has provided a golden opportunity for Pakistan to manipulate Islam and turn Afghanistan into a playground for its national interest.