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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.

The History of Pakistan's Religious Extremism

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Although a religious identity, if not exclusionary and fanatic, may not be a problem, the Pakistani version is intolerant, extreme and murderous.

Pakistan To Launch Paramilitary Crackdown After Easter Attack

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.28.2016 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan will launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country's richest and most populous pr...

4 Executed For Peshawar School Massacre

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Pakistan executed four men on Wednesday for involvement in the massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in...

Sabotage Suspected As Train Carrying Troops Plunges Into Pakistan Canal

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

By Mubasher Bukhari and Mehreen Zahra-Malik LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, July 2 (Reuters) - A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel...

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.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

The Often Frustrating Partner America Needs In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After their first official meeting earlier this month, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and President Barack Obama faced cameras together i...

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.

Gunmen Attack Shi'ite Mosque In Peshawar

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

(Adds Taliban comment, details) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 13 (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed o...

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.

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.

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 and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

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...

Qanta Ahmed's Message and Mission

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 12.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

Until My Life is Written By God: One Man's Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

Peshawar, in the North-Western Khyber region on the edge of the country's tribal areas, has been dubbed the "terror capital" of Pakistan for good reason.

The Taliban Revival

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Believing that they are actually winning the battle against the United States and regional governments, the Taliban want to be recognized as a legitimate political entity.

Taliban at the Airport: After Karachi Attack, Mobilizing Pakistan with a Lesson from Sri Lanka

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

SriLankan Airlines Flight UL 183 was cancelled Sunday. On June 9, the destination that SriLankan's passengers wanted to reach was recovering from a siege by the Pakistani Taliban.

Pakistani Taliban Vow Revenge For Leader's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Saud Mehsud and Hafiz Wazir DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA, Pakistan, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their lea...

Why Pakistanis Are Talking About Salman Rushdie Again

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Malik Siraj Akbar

While Rushdie may not even know what he has actually done this time to outrage that country's conservative commentators, Malala Yousafzai has indeed landed in hot water for even mentioning The Satanic Verses only once in her recently released autobiography.

'Dear Malala, From The Taliban'

Channel 4 News | Fatima Manji | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

Channel 4 News sees a copy of a letter sent to Malala Yousufzai from a senior Taliban commander berating her "smear campaign" against them - but expre...

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

(Adds White House comment) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 ...

No Hopes For Minority Ahmadis In Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Malik Siraj Akbar

By excluding the Ahmadis from the elections, Pakistan's democracy is indeed missing something very important on the election day.

Pakistan's Unfair Elections

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mere elections will not put Pakistan on the path to democracy and the rule of law. Elections that do not provide equal space to all parties to contest will have no legitimacy and credibility.