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Pakistan Violence

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.

Mob Lynches Christian Couple In Pakistan, Dozens Arrested

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan arrested dozens of people on Wednesday after a mob beat a ...

Intra-Faith Muslim Violence Soars In Pakistan

Religion News Service | Naveed Ahmad | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (RNS) Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. On Nov. 1...

Pakistani Officials Seize 100 Tons Of Bomb-Making Materials

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

By Gul Yousufzai QUETTA, Pakistan Aug 20 (Reuters) - Security forces seized 100 tons of bomb-making material from Quetta, one of Pakis...

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...

Bombing Kills Teens Playing Soccer In Karachi

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Aug 7 (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a poor district of Pakistan's financial hub of Kara...

Gunmen Attack Pakistani Prison Holding Hundreds Of Militants

Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Reuters reports that gunmen have launched an attack on a prison in Pakistan: Gunmen launch major attack on a Pakistani prison holding hundreds of m...

Democratic Delusions

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | World
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

Democracies differ from tyrannies by their ability to make peace with modern pluralism. And by this test, Pakistan -- a self-declared Muslim state devoted to upholding Sunni Islam -- represents a loathsome retreat into sectarian terror.

Explosion Kills 12 At Refugee Camp In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 21 (Reuters) - At least twelve people were killed on Thursday by a car bomb at a camp in northwest Pakistan for people dis...

Dozens Of Militants Attack Pakistani Village

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 12 (Reuters) - Dozens of militants from Afghanistan crossed the border into Pakistan and attacked a village on Thursday, Pa...

Gunmen Kill 9 Police Cadets In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 12 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen stormed a house and killed nine police cadets in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, ...

Pakistan Vs. Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

What began as a mere demand for maximum internal autonomy until recently, brutal state violence has taken the movement to a point of no-return where the irreconcilable young Balochs seek absolute independence.

14 Killed In Fresh Pakistan Violence Following Minister's Comments

Posted 09.13.2011 | World

KARACHI (Reuters) - Fresh political violence gripped Pakistan's commercial capital, Karachi, on Thursday, leaving 14 people dead in fighting sparked b...

Pakistan Taliban Claim Suicide Bombing Killing 43 Shiite Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) QUETTA, Pakistan - A suicide bombing claimed by the Pakistani Taliban killed at least 43 Shiite Muslims at a procession in southwest Pakistan on...

Karachi Fashion Week: Can Fashion Reinvent Pakistan's Image? (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Salmam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Video report on Pakistan's fashion week....

Dangerous Repurcussions of Religious Extremism in the Punjab

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

One wonders why these attacks are mostly concentrated in the Punjab when all provinces have Muslim majority populations. The answer lies in the blatant Islamization carried out by extremist organizations.

Growing Extremism in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

The lack of major bloodshed in Pakistan is 'compensated for' by regular attacks on religious minorities and the desecration of their religious and personal assets.

Pakistan Military Accused Of Summary Executions After Dozens Of Bodies Found

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's security forces are under pressure to hold an inquiry after being accused by human rights groups of summarily executing suspected militants...

Pakistani Christians Target Of Recent Spasm Of Religious Violence | Joshua Partlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GOJRA, Pakistan, Aug. 2 -- They do not want to bury the Christians. They want the nation to see them. By nightfall Sunday, hundreds of residents of t...

Pakistan Taliban Attacks Prevent Return Of Landowners

The New York Times | Jane Perlez and Pir Zubair Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Even as hundreds of thousands of people stream back to the Swat Valley after months of fighting, one important group is conspic...

PC Hotel Blast: Pakistani Officials Say Attack Is Revenge For Anti-Taliban Offensive

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and 34 others wounded in a huge bomb blast at the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar Tuesday, o...

Islamabad Police Station Hit By Bomb Explosion

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A bomb has exploded at a police station in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, as the military continues to battle Taliban fighters in the northwest of the...

Pakistan Hit With Three Suicide Attacks In 24 Hours

New York Times | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a crowded Shiite mosque just south of the capital on Sunday, killing at least 26 people. It was th...

Pakistan's Long March to Democracy

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The U.S., which provided support to General Zia and Musharraf's dictatorships, should use its diplomatic resources to force the reinstatement of Chief Justice Chaudhry and the independent judiciary.

Bride, Groom Among 14 Killed In Pakistan

Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

QUETTA-At least 14 people including a bride and bridegroom were killed and 20 others sustained critical injuties, some of them seriously, in separate ...