Minority leaders and even mainstream politicians are growing more bold in calling on the country’s military to crack down on anti-Shiite militants. Shiite Muslims gather to protest against last Thursday’s twin bomb attack in Quetta, in Lahore January 13. Protests against attacks on Shi’ites spread across Pakistan on Sunday as the prime minister flew to […]
Analysts say the US drone killing of a ‘Good Taliban’ commander in Pakistan could unleash new violence by anti-government insurgents – or undo peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir speaks during a news conference in Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan in this April […]
The father of Malala Yousufzai, the girl shot in Pakistan for speaking on behalf of girls’ education, attended the unveiling of a new plan to get girls around the world into schools. This undated photo released by Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, shows the 15-year-old girl Malala Yousufzai who was shot in the head at […]
A bomb was found under the car of prominent journalist Hamid Mir, highlighting the difficulties facing journalists in Pakistan. Senior journalist for the Geo News television station Hamid Mir points to his car where a bomb was found underneath, in Islamabad, Nov. 26. A bomb was found on Monday under the car of Mir, who […]
Pakistan agreed today to release some Taliban leaders from prison, saying the decision was taken ‘to support the peace and reconciliation process.’ In this photo, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik (r.) meets with Salahuddin Rabbani, head of Afghanistan High Peace Council in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 14. Pakistan freed at least seven Taliban prisoners on […]
But instead of helping repair US-Pakistan relations, the flood aid looks like it is feeding into old patterns of distrust between the two countries. Local residents wade through a flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan, Sept. 10, 2012. (Saleem Raza/AP) By Taha Siddiqui Correspondent posted October 22, 2012 at […]
THE WEEK IN ASIA The future of Pakistan’s schools in jeopardy: Post Malala shooting, I investigate the state of education in Pakistan. For the full video report click here.