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As Baloch Women Raise Their Voices, the State Cracks Down
June 29, 2022

As Baloch Women Raise Their Voices, the State Cracks Down

By Somaiyah Hafeez
The rise in Baloch women’s activism – and terrorism – has accompanied a new willingness by authorities to target women with state-sanctioned violence.

Pakistani Court Sentences Militant Linked to 2008 Mumbai Attacks
June 28, 2022

Pakistani Court Sentences Militant Linked to 2008 Mumbai Attacks

By Munir Ahmed and Asim Tanveer
Sajid Mir's sentencing could be part of part of Pakistan’s efforts to get off the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force.
Can Pakistan Weaken the Growing India-Taliban Outreach?
June 28, 2022

Can Pakistan Weaken the Growing India-Taliban Outreach?

By Umair Jamal
Islamabad is reported to have asked its missions in Afghanistan to highlight ideological and political contradictions between India and the Taliban.

Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support
June 28, 2022

Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support

By Evan Jones
On the world stage, Afghanistan risks becoming a forgotten crisis, despite rising humanitarian needs. But its closest neighbors don’t have the luxury of looking the other way.

‘They Own the Ocean’: Gwadar’s Struggle With Illegal Fishing
June 24, 2022

‘They Own the Ocean’: Gwadar’s Struggle With Illegal Fishing

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Illegal fishing off Balochistan’s coast continues despite years of legislation, public protests, and government promises, showing how difficult it can be to combat the “trawler mafia.”

Pakistan’s Negotiations With Terrorists
June 22, 2022

Pakistan’s Negotiations With Terrorists

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan’s government is talking with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), sparking fears about what the state is prepared to negotiate away.

Pakistani Government Chided for ‘Drink Less Tea, Save Money’ Plea
June 16, 2022

Pakistani Government Chided for ‘Drink Less Tea, Save Money’ Plea

By Munir Ahmed
What next? ask Pakistanis. Will the government expect them to eat less to save money on food imports?
Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF
June 15, 2022

Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF

By Umair Jamal
However, the funding body's representatives say that additional measures are needed to bring the budget in line with its objectives.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Declares Unilateral Ceasefire
June 13, 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Declares Unilateral Ceasefire

By Umair Jamal
Worryingly, the Pakistan government is engaging the militant group in talks from a position of weakness.

Pakistan’s Water Crisis
June 08, 2022

Pakistan’s Water Crisis

By Osama Rizvi
While Pakistan's financial crisis is getting much media attention, the water crisis, its most pressing problem, is being ignored.

Pakistan Sends Team to Kabul to Discuss Ceasefire With Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan
June 02, 2022

Pakistan Sends Team to Kabul to Discuss Ceasefire With Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

By Munir Ahmed
The TTP wants Pakistani troops to pull out of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and release its fighters in government custody.
Pakistani-American Defends Israel Visit Amid Criticism
May 31, 2022

Pakistani-American Defends Israel Visit Amid Criticism

By Munir Ahmed and Tia Goldenberg
Among those criticizing her visit was Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, who alleged that the Pakistani government is “going to recognize Israel.”

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