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Pakistan's Other Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

There are scores of reasons why we should fear the rapid rise of the LeJ and Pakistani government's inaction against it.

Threatened Pakistani Journalist Seeks Asylum in Australia

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

As a reporter for Pakistan's first English-language independent news outlet, Hussain began to explore critical issues with more freedom. This coverage, however, cost him a heavy price, as he began receiving threatening phone calls.

Pakistan's Worsening Hazara Crisis

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Governor of Pakistan's lawless Balochistan province says the Army may be summoned in the provincial capital city, Quetta, after a dramatic escalation in ethnic and sectarian violence.

In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Currently, the Pakistani government does not have a clear policy on how to protect basic rights of communities such as the Hazaras, who face dual discrimination because of their race and also religious belief.

Pakistan's Minority Hazaras Live In Fear

Al Jazeera | Mujib Mashal | Posted 12.07.2011 | World

"They ordered the passengers off the bus," said Hassan, a 16-year-old construction worker who survived the September 19 sectarian attack on Hazaras, a...

Meet Your Afghan Warlords, Part One: Mohammed Qasim Fahim

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

After the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Fahim became first a defense minister and then vice president of Afghanistan. Prior to that, he was a senior commander of the Jamiat-e-Islami militia.