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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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Is Pakistan’s Opposition Finally Standing up to the Military Establishment?

For far too long, Pakistani politicians have traipsed around the issue of the military’s meddling in politics. The Multi-Party Conference held on Sunday, September...

Rape Culture, Ignored and Condoned by Establishment and its Henchmen

Pakistan was the first Muslim country to have a woman as a Prime Minister and yet it is one of the most unsafe places...

Now, Pakistan’s Shia Muslims are Under Attack

Suppression of religious freedom and targeting of religious and ethnic minorities is old in Pakistan. The country has a long history of sectarianism with...

Imran Khan’s Claims About Pakistan Media Freedom Ring Hollow

Pakistan’s leaders may keep asserting that there is no media crackdown in Pakistan or that the country’s press is freer than in the West,...