Pakistan’s ‘Justice’ conundrum

Religious extremists staging attacks or targeted killings in Pakistan often get away with it. But, earlier this week, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, became an exception.

The personal bodyguard got the death sentence for killing Salman Taseer, an outspoken, liberal politician and the governor of Pakistan’s biggest province, Punjab. In broad daylight last January, Qadri pumped . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s ‘Justice’ conundrum

Why the Muslims in India fear Modi?

Days after the BJP criticizedSonia Gandhi’s meeting with the Shahi Imam as brazen communalism, the party’s president Rajnath Singh has met and appears to have won the backing of an important Shia cleric in Lucknow, from where he is running for Parliament.

Maulana Kalbe Jawad today praised the BJP president by comparing him to former prime minister Atal . . . → Read More: Why the Muslims in India fear Modi?

PIA faces threats from KSA over unpaid dues

As a final warning to the Pakistan International Airlines, Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation sent a notification to PIA regarding non-payment of dues worth millions of rupees, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to the notification, PIA flights will be stopped from April 17 onwards if the dues were not paid.

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Pakistan collapsing education sector

Twenty-five million school-aged children are out of school in Pakistan. The country ranks second highest on a ranking of countries with children out of school. Three years ago Pakistan declared an ‘education emergency’ and passed a constitutional amendment to make education a fundamental right of each child between the age of five and 16. Since . . . → Read More: Pakistan collapsing education sector

Pakistani forces carry out aerial attack on militants

Gunship helicopters of the Pakistan Army pounded the hideouts of militants in the mountain ranges of Frontier Region Peshawar (FR Peshawar) on Tuesday.

An official of the political administration told The Express Tribune that cobra gunship helicopters targeted the heavily wooded mountain ranges of Shankrabi.  “These are highly wooded mountains where there is no human . . . → Read More: Pakistani forces carry out aerial attack on militants

Blasphemy law: motivation and ramifications

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

We live in a political world. One in which every act, gesture, thought, has a place in the complex butterfly effect equation. Things are no longer what they seem and laws, set in place to protect and safeguard people, have taken on divine mandate oppressing the very people . . . → Read More: Blasphemy law: motivation and ramifications

Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Militants against Militants

Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

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Understanding the real Balochistan

(By Muhammad Faheem Belharvi) Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India.

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UN Report reveals 400,000 rape cases in 12 months

The United Nations has said more than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels.

A UN report published on Wednesday documented 3,645 victims of sexual violence between January 2010 and December 2013, with nearly three-quarters of . . . → Read More: UN Report reveals 400,000 rape cases in 12 months