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After Ghotki, Pakistan Should Abandon its Glorification of Temple Vandalizers
September 23, 2019

After Ghotki, Pakistan Should Abandon its Glorification of Temple Vandalizers

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The abandonment of the Islamist narrative has long been an existential question for Pakistan.

The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists
August 22, 2019

The Defiance of Pakistani Atheists

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
In a country where atheism is a capital offense, nonbelievers are still finding quiet ways to forge community.
How Pakistan’s Constitution Facilitates Blasphemy Lynching and Forced Conversions
March 27, 2019

How Pakistan’s Constitution Facilitates Blasphemy Lynching and Forced Conversions

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Islamic supremacy, sadly, is written into Pakistan’s constitution.

Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions
November 02, 2018

Greater Than the State Itself: Pakistan’s Everyday Extremists Take On Its Institutions

By Umair Jamal
The case of Aasia Bibi should be a wake-up call to Pakistan’s ruling elite.

The Fallout From the Aasia Bibi Blasphemy Verdict
November 01, 2018

The Fallout From the Aasia Bibi Blasphemy Verdict

By Daud Khattak
Can this be Pakistan’s watershed moment for standing up to religious extremists?

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan
August 15, 2018

Misuse of Blasphemy Law Again on the Rise in Pakistan

By Tehreem Azeem
Pakistan's blasphemy law is easily abused but amendments to the controversial law are unlikely.

Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy
June 13, 2017

Pakistan Issues First Death Sentence for Digital Blasphemy

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The ruling is a reminder that Pakistan's blasphemy law is an existential threat for the state.
Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity
January 18, 2017

Pakistan’s Missing Activists and the State's War on Online Anonymity

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The disappearance of prominent online voices has a chilling effect on other nonconforming bloggers.

In Pakistan, Blasphemy Accusation Endangers Christian Lives
May 15, 2016

In Pakistan, Blasphemy Accusation Endangers Christian Lives

By Umer Ali
Villagers in Pakistan's Punjab province live in fear after a member of their community is accused of blasphemy.

Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis
April 06, 2016

Banding for Blasphemy: Mumtaz Qadri and Pakistan's Barelvis

By Farhat Haq
The Barelvis are generally seen as moderate Muslims, but Mumtaz Qadri's execution might change that.

Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
April 05, 2016

Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Devastating recent attacks raise the stakes for the government.
Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani
March 10, 2016

Interview: Farahnaz Ispahani

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
“Christians, Hindus, Shia Muslims are under attack every day.”

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