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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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Pakistan’s Minorities Continue to Suffer, Bearing Brunt of Blasphemy Laws

Pakistan is no country for any minority or for anyone with ideals. The cases of Naqeebullah Mehsud and Junaid Hafeez bring this to the...

Pakistan Turns to IMF Again, Facing Economic Downslide and a Battered Rupee

The Pakistani Rupee continues its disastrous downward slide for the last week hitting Rs269.63 for US dollar on Monday, January 30, 2023. Pakistan’s foreign...

Elites are Only Part of Pakistan’s Deep Rooted Problems

As Pakistan stares into the default abyss, the media and public attention seems to be focused on blaming the elite for “stealing public resources,...

Making Peace with India is Key to Pakistan’s Return from the Brink

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