Thirty years of takfiri terror

daily times: The predominant narrative in Pakistan now seems to be that India and its intelligence agency RAW is responsible for all acts of terrorism, including the vicious attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The federal defence minister, Punjab’s home minister and […]

EXCLUSIVE: “Corrupt, toxic and sociopathic”: Glenn Greenwald unloads on torture, CIA and Washington’s rotten soul

Salon: It took years until the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report — which shows not only that the CIA’s torture regime was larger and more vicious than understood, but that the agency repeatedly lied about it to the White House and Congress — was finally released to […]

UNICEF: ‘Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality’

The Washington Post: by Nick Kirkpatrick  — Esther Tokpah, an 11-year-old orphan in Monrovia, Liberia, who lost both parents to Ebola.  A new report released on Monday by UNICEF declares 2014 a “devastating” year for children. “Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony […]

Poison in the body politic

The News: Forty years ago, Pakistan’s parliament passed the Second Amendment to the 1974 Constitution, declaring Ahmadis as non-Muslims. The move, taken presumably under Saudi pressure, has led to far-reaching consequences that are tearing the country apart. Pakistan’s Ahmadi citizens, who first supported the call for the new nation and […]

The land that loots Edhi sahib

ET: They asked him whether it had ever happened before. “Meray saath kabhi waqeya nahin hua aisa. Mujhay daaka maartay huay chhor diya tha,” Abdul Sattar Edhi said. “Aisay waqiay huay hain, lekin daaka nahin maara.” A stupid question. How could it have happened before? After all, this is Edhi […]