The moral deprivation of the Pakistani society has been written about before. A self-righteous rant about the need for society to rise to meet bare minimal standards of decency and compassion will serve little purpose and perhaps, should be taken in that spirit. When confronted with moral dilemmas, provoked and agitated, it is too . . . → Read More: This changes nothing
(By Sharmine Narwani) It’s been a bad time for foes of ISIS. Islamic State scored a neat hat-trick by invading strategic Ramadi in Iraq’s mainly Sunni Anbar province, occupying Syria’s historic gem Palmyra, and taking over Al-Tanf, the last remaining border crossing with Iraq.
The multinational, American-led ‘Coalition’ launched last August to thwart Islamic State’s . . . → Read More: The connection between ISIS and US-led coalition
Thomas R. Pickering Working Group Chair The Century Foundation Press • New York
The Report of The Century Foundation International Working Group on Pakistan
. . . → Read More: The sleep must end now
At least 28 more suspects were arrested on Sunday in the lynching case of two youngsters after twin suicide blasts outside the churches in Youhanabad recently.
SSP (Investigations) Rana Ayyaz Saleem said that suspects were taken into custody after matching their images from footages and subsequently with the record of Nadra.
“Police teams had carried . . . → Read More: 28 more suspects arrested in Youhanabad lynching case
Pakistan, a state built for Muslims but very much inclusive of other ‘minorities’ has on many occasions breached this notion which has led to the society now becoming increasingly intolerant of the ethno and religio-ethnic minorities present within Pakistan. News have been infiltrated with the wave of Shi’i genocides of the Hazara in Baluchistan, Shi’i . . . → Read More: Murder report – when the law fails to protect the minorities
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