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News & Politics »

[15 Jan 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Striking Gold

Kidnapping for ransom has become a major source of funding for militants operating in FATA and PATA.

News & Politics »

[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Martyr to the Cause

Salmaan Taseer’s murder is an indicator of the growing religiosity and an extremist mindset in society.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[26 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
A New Discourse

Two anthologies of South Asian Voices trace the problems plaguing the region in an attempt to recast South Asia in a new image.

Arts & Culture, Books »

[15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: The Scorpion’s Tail

The Scorpion’s Tail is a well-argued plea for a critical appraisal of the current efforts to defeat and eliminate Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces.

People, Q & A »

[29 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Interview: Shahi Syed, ANP President in Sindh

“We are not at war with the Mohajirs – just the party that claims to represent them,” says Shahi Syed of the ANP.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
When Pakistan Praises the Taliban

I get that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. But really? The Taliban as the “true followers” of Islam?

Lifestyle »

[18 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Following the Reader

Despite low literacy rates in Pakistan, a growing need for people to inform and educate themselves has led to a growing reading culture.

Blog Row, Globetrotting »

[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Understanding and Hospitality in Sri Lanka

Oh what a feeling it is to step outside of Pakistan and actually feel welcome.

News & Politics »

[21 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Divide and Dictate?

The real damage Wikileaks may have caused is the greater friction it has created between the army and the civilian set-up.

Arts & Culture, Books »

Defending the Taliban

Abdus Salam Zaeef’s book is an unrepentant Talib’s defence of the Taliban movement, but it contains some invaluable home truths for the Pakistani and US government’s consumption.