Pakistan Shia pilgrims slaughtered in suicide attack

A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan, killing 19 people, a government official and eyewitnesses said. A Pakistani security official stands guard beside the destroyed bus in Mastung some 30 kilometres south of Quetta Photo: BANARAS KHAN/AFP/Getty Images By Taha Siddiqui in Islamabad […]

The PTI’s south Punjab tour

By Taha Siddiqui Published: December 17, 2012 Imran Khan keeps talking about change. Change of leadership. Change of system. Change of status quo. But after travelling with and meeting Khan in the past few weeks, I have come to a conclusion that he needs to take drastic measures to stop becoming more and more irrelevant. […]

Suicide attack on US car in Pakistan shows resistance to offensive

Terrorist attacks have increased in Pakistan since the announcement last month by US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about Pakistan’s openness to a possible North Waziristan operation. Officials and rescue volunteers gather at the bombing site in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 3. A car filled with explosives rammed into a US government vehicle on Monday, killing […]

Mob burns girls’ school in Pakistani city over alleged blasphemy

The mob was angered by a supposedly blasphemous note from a teacher. That the burning happened in Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural hub, worries analysts. By Taha Siddiqui, Correspondent posted November 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm EDT Islamabad, PakistanA mob attacked a girls’ school in the city of Lahore, Pakistan,  Wednesday, demanding that teachers hand over the principal […]