Kidnapping for ransom has become a major source of funding for militants operating in FATA and PATA.
Salmaan Taseer’s murder is an indicator of the growing religiosity and an extremist mindset in society.
Two anthologies of South Asian Voices trace the problems plaguing the region in an attempt to recast South Asia in a new image.
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.
“We are not at war with the Mohajirs – just the party that claims to represent them,” says Shahi Syed of the ANP.
I get that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. But really? The Taliban as the “true followers” of Islam?
Despite low literacy rates in Pakistan, a growing need for people to inform and educate themselves has led to a growing reading culture.
Oh what a feeling it is to step outside of Pakistan and actually feel welcome.
The real damage Wikileaks may have caused is the greater friction it has created between the army and the civilian set-up.
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.