Pakistan: Tale of Religious Intolerance, Censorship and Violence

The targeted killing of alternative voices, intimidation, religious bigotry, suppression of women, intimidation and killing of artists, State censorship, and fear of terrorism have done serious and irreparable damage to culture and freedom of expression in Pakistan, and have created the conditions for the further exacerbation of the ongoing war within Islam, says Ambreen Agha […]

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Insider tears into Muftis and Family Party!

His life trajectory might imitate shades of Feroze Gandhi’s. Married to the ambitious daughter of a political eminence, then estranged. Uncomfortable with his spouse’s foray into politics and unafraid to publicly voice contrarian views. Cynical, even bitter, about political dynasties and their ways, quite content to plough a lone furrow. Javed Iqbal Shah, estranged husband […]

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Punjab: Increasing Vulnerabilities

By Ajai Sahni Two major terrorist attacks – the assault on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Base at Pathankot through January 2, 2016, and January 3, 2016; and the strike at the Dinanagar Police Station in adjacent Gurdaspur on July 27, 2015 – have not only exposed tremendous vulnerabilities in Punjab, but gaping holes in […]

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Everything on Sale in Pakistan!

The alleged role of top military leadership in sheltering and then killing Osama bin Laden, highlights the highly corruptible and fragile nature of Pakistan state where everything and anything can be on sale, says Yvette C Rosser In the late 1990’s I was doing research in Pakistan about controversies in historiography. In June 1997, I […]

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