The government looks the other way as the banned LEJ wages an organised war against the minority Shia Hazara community.
Faced with insecurity following the kidnappings of relatively prosperous members of their community, many Hindus are considering migrating to India.
From being viewed as a pliant puppet, Prime Minister Gilani may yet end up altering the civil-military balance in favour of the civilians.
A look back at the people who made Pakistan less than proud in 2011.
For Newsline’s Annual 2012 issue, Nadir Hassan compiled a list of people who made Pakistan proud in 2011.
Spats, brawls, scuffles, tiffs and quibbles: call them what you want but 2011 was full of confrontations and Newsline recaps the biggest face-offs of 2011.
The Taliban Shuffle contains no profound truths or insightful observations on politics, instead there is lots of juicy gossip.
Anatol Lieven’s book is a departure from the scare mongering that characterises most western accounts of Pakistan, but his optimism is jarring given the present scenario.
What Pakistan: Beyond the ‘Crisis State’ lacks is a critical look at the army, which has been a lead player in Pakistan’s politics.
While Pakistan’s history is rife with political assassinations, rarely have the perpetrators of the crimes been identified beyond a doubt.