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Musharraf’s Claim of Fighting Terrorism Belied by Increase in Suicide Attacks

By Azaz Syed Pakistan witnessed a ten-fold increase in suicide bombings in 2007 as compared with 2006, an Interior Ministry document made available to The...

U.S. Alliance with “The Shah of Pakistan” is Exacerbating Pakistan’s Instability

America’s most vulnerable ally in the war on terror is Pakistan. But our alliance with the nuclear-armed Islamic state may be exacerbating that country’s...

Bhutto’s Life Represents the Struggle Between Pakistan’s People and the Establishment

Benazir Bhutto, the outstanding icon of Pakistan’s struggle for democracy is gone. For those who only saw her as a distant political figure, her...

Murders of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Bugti Attest to Pakistan’s Crumbling Federalism

Ms Bhutto and Nawab Bugti’s assassination prolong detention of Akhter Mengal, military operation; disappearances of Sindhi and Baloch political activists and intimidation and harassment...

Few Believe in Government’s Explanation of Bhutto’s Death as Investigation Deepens

As the probe into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination deepens, many Pakistanis already have strongly held theories about who killed her. The problem for President Pervez...

Musharraf’s Failure to Protect Benazir Bhutto Endangers Pakistani Federation

Benazir Bhutto died among her people. She would probably not have it any other way. Just a couple of months ago in an article...

The Woman who Carried Herself like a Queen was Accessible to the People and Press, Chicago Tribun

By Kim Barker The last time I spoke to Benazir Bhutto, she was on a cell phone inside her home in Lahore, behind a razor-wire...

Scotland Yard Brought in For Bhutto Murder Probe But With Limited Scope

By Tariq Butt ISLAMABAD: The government move to invite foreign detectives to get to the bottom of a high profile political assassination (of former prime...

Election Commission Follows Musharraf’s Lead at Expense of Credibility

By Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD, Jan 2: The Election Commission on Wednesday went along with the executive, disregarding the views of key political parties, to postpone...

Musharraf’s Poll Postponement Decision Attempt to Avoid People’s Wrath

By Afzal Khan The decision to postpone elections was on the cards the day after assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto when top leadership of PML-Q...

Bhutto’s Return to Pakistan Had Started Turning Pakistanis Against Terrorism

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto comes at a time when Pakistani public opinion has been increasingly turning against extremism and...

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A Botched Arrest Embarrasses the Pakistani Establishment

On Monday October 19, Captain Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was arrested from their hotel room in Karachi. What ensued...

Imran Khan Lies About Media Freedom Can’t Hide Ugly Reality of Repression

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to media freedom. According to global media watchdog, RSF (Reporters...

Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant...

Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...
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