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Pakistan: Inconvenient Truths

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2009 | 9:30 PM

By: Patrick Duplat, Advocate

"When they realize you're a Mehsud, they treat you like a suicide bomber who's wearing an explosive jacket." -- A displaced Pakistani from South Waziristan, quoted in Dawn

Pakistan is in the midst of an internal conflict with severe humanitarian consequences. Tens of thousands...

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Attack on UN in Islamabad Will Have Serious Ripple Effects

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 12:58 PM

By Kristele Younes

ISLAMABAD -- The mandate of the UN World Food Program (WFP) is to feed the hungry and the poor. It is an agency which only has one purpose --- to help the needy. That did not protect its staff from the wrath of Pakistani militants, one of...

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Peshawar Hotel Attack: A Bomb With Rippling Effects

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2009 | 11:44 AM

By Patrick Duplat, Islamabad

The headline in Pakistan's English daily The News this morning summed up the country's reaction to the latest terrorist attack. Yesterday's bombing of the Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar, which left at least 18 dead and 70 people injured, is the latest in a string of...

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