Day: August 26, 2013

Does Religious Freedom Have a Future in Pakistan? January 2012 and June 2013, Pakistan experienced 203 instances of targeted violence against religious communities resulting in more than 700 deaths and 1,100 injuries; the Shi’a community was hardest hit, with 635 individuals killed in 77 separate attacks, while Christians, Ahmadis, and Hindus also suffered. The U.S. Commission on […]

The NSC bounces back

Source: ET The first meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) held on August 22, 2013 under the new federal government, led by Nawaz Sharif, decided to establish the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS). It is a reincarnation of the controversial National Security Council (NSC), established in 2004, by […]

Pakistan’s first radical

By: Hamida Ghafour Foreign Affairs reporter, Published on Mon Aug 26 2013 Toronto Star In Mohammed Hanif’s dark and brilliant satire A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Zia ul-Haq is described as “fattened, chubby-cheeked and marinating in his own paranoia,” the military ruler of a nation who consulted the Quran every […]