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Kalabagh Dam - A Pivotal Need for Pakistan?

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

Only if the discrepancies are kept aside and the general good of the people of the nation be focused upon, then only can the Kalabagh Dam be erected which can effectively put to rest a great number of problems faced by the citizens of Pakistan.

Pakistan's Bully Politics

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan's bully politics breeds political operators who use verbal insults and threats of physical violence to intimidate opponents. For a legion of cultural reasons, Pakistan encourages, protects, and even romanticizes bully politics.

Edge of Revolution: New Pakistan

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

This is not about a clash of ephemeral political parties that you may not have heard of in a country far away. This is about a timeless issue of standing up to bullies who exert power simply because of their stature. This is about knowing in your heart what is inherently right.

Khan's Siege of Islamabad: A Catalyst for Democratization?

Mehreen Saeed | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Mehreen Saeed

Pakistanis converging from across all social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds have demonstrated their desire to end the status quo style of politics.

Imran Khan's Followers -- His Weakness or His Strength?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Farahnaz Zahidi

Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad.

Even Without a Coup, the Military Has Already Won in Pakistan

Husain Haqqani | Posted 09.03.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Many Pakistanis are torn between their support for democracy and civilian control of the military, on the one hand, and their desire for social and political reform, on the other. Just as Sharif is the flawed advocate of democracy, Khan and Qadri's calls for reform have been tainted by their covert ties with the military and its intelligence arms.

Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the United States

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

To protect the constitutional democratic order, Pakistan needs to pass a law to regulate the right to protest that forbids inciting a crowd to imminent violence, issuing threats to the life of lawmakers, or entering government buildings.

At Least 3 Killed As Protesters Clash With Pakistan Police

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and th...

Pakistan Army Steps Into Government Role Amid Political Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

* Prime Minister Sharif asks army chief to "play his role" * General could provide face saving solution for opposition *...

Pakistan's Protest Leader Looks Isolated As Crisis Reaches Crossroads

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

By Maria Golovnina and Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan appeared isolated ...

Pakistani Generals Will Defend the Constitution

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Discarding the historical logic of military coups, the Pakistan Army will this time defend the Constitution and not allow the protest leaders to force resignation of the Prime Minister and dissolution of the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

An Open Letter to the Critics of Imran Khan

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Ammarah Aftab

While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are also some of you who are opposing the call. I write this with the hope of diffusing some of this bigoted commentary on Imran Khan's political maneuver.

Twin Protests Suspend Life In Pakistani Capital

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circu...

Pakistan Needs Boring Democracy -- Not Mesmerizing Mutinies

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

A nation facing existential problems needs silence, not agitation; patience, not protest; cool-headed hard work, not emotional eruptions. A boring democracy has no use for rebels.

United Nations Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

2014-04-29-20140424UNvideostill8small.jpgAt a UN press launch in Mumbai today, the United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style pop video called "The Welcome," which tells the story of a young man who brings his boyfriend home to meet his family for the first time.

A Letter to Imran Khan From a Bangladeshi Searching for Truth and Reconciliation

William Nicholas Gomes | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
William Nicholas Gomes

It is time to challenge prevailing wrong attitudes in Pakistan, and the "war crimes industry" that continues to plague Bangladesh's internal politics and regional relations, to establish an accurate historical record, and break the culture of exaggeration, blood capitalism and silencing of dissenting views, by asserting the right to the truth.

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Reapers of Their Own Destruction

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Medea Benjamin

The two drone strikes in November show that these attacks don't just kill and maim individuals. They also blow up peace talks. They weaken democratically elected governments. They sabotage bilateral relations. They sow hatred and resentment.

International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Russell Brand Moves On With Hugh Grant's Ex-Girlfriend

Posted 09.16.2013 | Celebrity

Looks like Russell Brand has moved on from ex-wife Katy Perry in a big way: The notoriously outspoken comedian was pictured walking arm-in-arm with he...

Newly Elected PM Calls For U.S. To End Drone Attacks In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — As he stepped into the prime minister's job for the third time Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif vowed to improve Pakistan's limping economy a...

FATA: Behind Pakistan's Iron Curtain

Melissa Roddy | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Melissa Roddy

Pakistan's policy towards Afghanistan, called "strategic depth," is about aggression. In pursuit thereof, truth and respect for human life are the first casualties.

Politics in Pakistan -- Failed by the Feudal System

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

The recent election in Pakistan was disappointing for former cricket legend Imran Khan, the charismatic candidate for hope and change.

Gunmen Kill Prominent Female Politician In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, May 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Satur...

Post-elections: A Ray of Hope for Pakistanis

Saad Khan | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Saad Khan

Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.