FOLLOWING a troubling spate of abductions of doctors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government last week announced that it would issue arms licences to the medical community.
This decision puts the province’s doctors in charge of their own safety, and is thus an abdication of the state’s basic responsibility to provide security for all citizens.
. . . → Read More: KPK arms the healers
Heavy contingent of police has been deployed at the Punjab University new campus, as the Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) miscreants arrested yesterday will be presented in the court today (Tuesday).
. . . → Read More: IJT students to appear in court today for Lahore violence
On Tuesday, Aziza Mai and her two daughters living in Multan were victimized by two men who threw acid on them. There are thousands of women like Aziza Mai who live in constant fear and are often subjected to excruciating violence; their scars a constant reminder of their tragedies. Across Pakistan, in Quetta, the Hazara . . . → Read More: FP Analysis: The others
Hangout # 2 – Why Are We Addicted To Violence?
Uninterrupted curfew restrictions continued for the fourth day Tuesday in Kashmir Valley to prevent violence in the wake of Afzal Guru’s hanging in New Delhi’s Tihar jail. Chief minister Omar Abdullah said he would help arrange a visit to the parliament attack convict’s family to offer prayers at his grave.
While speaking to a radio channel . . . → Read More: Curfew reaches fourth day after Afzal hanging: Kashmir
By: Humayun Gauhar
A charlatan, a revolution and a load of balderdash
Friday’s headline of this newspaper put is the best: ‘That’s all folks’. Quite. Drama and ‘dharna’ over: We excavated a mountain and found a mouse.
My friend Hussain Haroon phoned immediately after the government-Qadri compromise to ask: “Old chap, who do you . . . → Read More: Qadri’s Long March: Who blinked?
Urban violence has become a permanent affliction in Karachi. Anyone explaining the roots of this violence to you would say ‘it’s complicated’ – and that is indeed an accurate summary of the bloodshed that erupts across the city in random spurts. The plague of violence in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial hub is multifaceted. From . . . → Read More: Karachi calling
By Nida Afaque
The long and short of the war in Afghanistan was to eliminate terrorists and reinstall social equality for the locals so that women can have a greater say, children can acquire education and the young Afghans can find a stable source of income. The decade long war has ripped Afghanistan limb from limb; . . . → Read More: ZoneAsia-Pk: Divorcing the Taliban