Although a religious identity, if not exclusionary and fanatic, may not be a problem, the Pakistani version is intolerant, extreme and murderous.
A few days after the horrendous terror attacks in Pakistan, the spotlight is moving away from Lahore. Yet the impacted families are forever changed. Terror anywhere affects all of us in our interconnected world.
Since the 1980s, patronized by the security establishment, the religious right has gained political ground in Pakistan. The goal is to grab political power and impose a harsh version of Islam on a country founded in the name of the religion.
Their only goal is to spread terror. It doesn't even matter to them what the Quraan says or doesn't say, because these people are not Muslims. They are a disgrace to the name of Islam!
ISLAMABAD -- For years, the refrain of "fear of blowback" kept the government from going after the Taliban in certain regions. But the slaughter of children in Peshawar was the last straw. Especially after the recent bombing of women and children in a park -- the softest of targets, many of us in Pakistan believe that the terrorists' depravity is fueled by the desperation of knowing that their space is shrinking.
A key lesson for Pakistan's elites is that short-term military action and executions, important as they are, are no substitute for structural reforms, especially of school curricula and religious institutions that breed intolerance and Islamic nationalism.
The impact of the heinous Brussels attacks may not have altered daily lives in Europe just yet, let alone the rest of the world, but in the absence of global policy coherence it incrementally will.
Standing at the threshold of his door, a 42-year-old Charan Das passed me a smile. We were standing across him photographing the stall of Hindu deities.
The Indian nuclear program started off as a purely civilian program. Fear of catastrophic global destruction through nuclear weapons meant that for decades Indian leaders supported global nuclear disarmament.
The vicious attacks on Christians celebrating Easter at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, seemed to have confused the U.S. government as well as some politicians and reporters because many of the 70 or so dead were Muslims as well as Christians.
In the aftermath of the Brussels terror attacks, which killed 35 people and injured 270, leaders from the Unites States of America, Europe, Israel a...
A day before the tragic bomb blast in Lahore, a city described as "the heart of Pakistan", I hosted Raza Rumi, a prominent liberal Pakistani journalist, on a live radio show to inquire if Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif had finally decided to walk his country on the path to liberalization.
The constant coverage, the Twitter hashtags, the changed profile pics, the Belgian colors being used, all go to show how much we as a nation and world for that matter, only seem to care when Europeans die.
Last month a shocking story gained little traction in the mainstream press, despite its horrific implications and brutal reality. A report from Iran e...
On March 23, 1940 the All India Muslim League adopted a historic resolution in the city of Lahore. This resolution has since come to be known as the...
A tall minaret can be seen from afar. In the labyrinth streets of the city of Kasur in Pakistan, this tall minaret of the mosque becomes our guide