By Ahsan Waheed
There is very little doubt that the very talented Sabeen Mahmud became the unwitting pawn in a bigger game. Her brutal murder on a Karachi street right after she organized a seminar on ‘Unsilencing Baluchistan’ is a grim reminder that in the high stakes game of destabilizing Pakistan and maligning . . . → Read More: The innocent target
This week, Rashid Rehman joined the ranks of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti. A brave and courageous man, Rehman was the only lawyer in south Punjab brave enough to defend Junaid Hafeez, a visiting professor at Bahauddin Zakriya University now called a blasphemy accused. And he was murdered for it.
Rehman’s . . . → Read More: The ‘other’ martyrs
By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG
The autocratic elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh has decreed that BanglaDeshi citizens will not wave the flag of any nationality except Bangladesh at sports events. This Quixotic gag flag order comes after the largely Bangladeshi crowd was seen waving Pakistan flags at the T20 cricket match when the Pakistani team . . . → Read More: Sheikh Hasina Gone Mad: Ruining Bangladesh’s image as a hub of international sports
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that the sectarian killings in the city are a part of a conspiracy and urged the government and security forces to bring an end to the killings.
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The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is unhappy that cases have been lodged against its activists who protested against the anti-Islam film on Friday, when mobs ransacked banks and cinemas in downtown Karachi.
. . . → Read More: 9 PML-N activists booked for causing damage in protests last Friday
KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari ordered indiscriminate targeted action against criminals on Monday and said that the menace of lawlessness and target killings in Karachi could be eradicated only if the PPP, MQM and ANP joined hands.
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By Saleem Shahid
The banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) claimed responsibility for the killing.
Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani suspended eight policemen, including an inspector, for negligence of duty. They were part of a team patrolling the area.
. . . → Read More: Sectarian violence kills 6 people in Quetta
Eighteen bloodied bodies, shot Gestapo-style, lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, demanding that all 117 persons on board alight.Those with Shia sounding names on their national identification cards were separated out. Minutes later it was all over; the earlier massacres of Hazara Shias in . . . → Read More: Why should religion make us lose respect for human life?
Today US Congress has taken up the Balochistan issue on its own shoulders. Ali Dayan Hassan, Human Rights Watch head of Pakistan, presented a case in front of an American panel about the atrocities carried out in Balochistan by the Pakistani government and army. Certain facts that Pakistanis have supposedly grown up with regarding the . . . → Read More: 20 Feb 2012, Jasmeen Manzoor discusses the Balochistan issue
Targeted killing of Hazara has continued for last 12 years. It has not only been ignored by successive governments and security officials but by the very ‘Ghairatmand’ and patriotic people of Pakistan who take to the streets in millions to protest against the killings of their fellow countrymen by a foreign citizen but never . . . → Read More: Getting Facts Straight