Minorities in Pakistan have been under attack for years. In the months since the atrocious attack on school children in Peshawar, that left 141 dead, 132 of them children, Pakistani authorities enacted theNational Action Plan (NAP), a comprehensive document of interventions designed to combat and eradicate militancy in the country. Since the NAP came into . . . → Read More: Militant assault on minorities in Pakistan
In a hostile world, Pakistani minorities face many threats; each new atrocity brings with it reams of analysis and no shortage of finger-pointing toward the perceived culprits. But general public opinion might be just as much to blame as terrorism.
Earlier this year, on the same day that small pockets of Pakistani society came together . . . → Read More: Targeting the minorities
The international community’s silence on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims is deafening. This is not the first time that the hypocrisy has made itself evident. As hundreds of Muslims in Myanmar fall prey to hatred and violence, those who have for long posed as protectors of human rights all over the world . . . → Read More: The deafening silence from Suu Kyi
(By Elias Davidsson) Christine Fair is widely quoted as an expert on South Asian political and military affairs. She is often requested by mainstream media to comment on terrorist acts occurring in India and Pakistan and invited to educate members of the US administration on issues in her field of expertise.
Prior to joining the . . . → Read More: A scientific analysis of Christine Fair
In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts?
In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t count and they don’t count.
The Obama administration has adamantly refused to count. Not a body. In fact, for a long time, American officials associated with Washington’s drone assassination campaigns . . . → Read More: Bug Splat… drones and body count
Ms Fair’s articles no longer make waves. They are so tiring and boring and the topic is always the same — Pakistan. This time the title of her latest is — Honor our Fallen By Getting Real on Pakistan — and sadly she honors no one, certainly not the fallen, by yet another . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s failed logic
Narendra Modi and the rise of his party have many similarities with Adolf Hitler and rise of Nazis in Germany. Modi’s victory bodes ill for this nation.
In a state where Mahatma Gandhi was born, we have a leader now who confesses his targeting of Muslims, and yet, people vote him back into power. Hitler . . . → Read More: Adolf Hitler reincarnated as Modi
Wajahat S. Khan sent me an email with this heartfelt piece on his recent experience with the ” the all-consuming, thankless revolving door that is Pakistani broadcast media”. He rightly complains about his seniors and colleagues in the industry. I am reproducing his email that was sent with the article:
“Hey, Champ: Wrote this three . . . → Read More: Wajahat S Khan – Blind to the obvious
(By Talat Masood) The recent statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India would engage in terrorism to counter terrorism emanating from other countries is really shocking. This further raises the level of hostile rhetoric against Pakistan and provides an official cover to the support which the Indian government is presently providing to . . . → Read More: Pak – India conflict reduction should be the new mantra
(By Bill Ozanick) The introduction of sharia law may well derail the Sultan’s vision for his country’s future.
Last year, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolikah, made headlines when he announced that he wouldimpose sharia law (in three phases) in his Southeast Asian sultanate. The proclamation drew criticism from countless human rights advocates, who labeled . . . → Read More: Serious implications of Sharia law in Brunei