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Pakistani Parliament Debates Whether to Expel French Envoy
April 21, 2021

Pakistani Parliament Debates Whether to Expel French Envoy

By Babr Dogar and Munir Ahmed
Will the Pakistani government give in to threats from radical Islamists? 

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore
April 13, 2021

Pakistan Police Arrest Radical Islamist Party Head in Lahore

By Babar Dogar
Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to "maintain law and order.”
Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Clearly Doesn’t Protect Hinduism
March 04, 2021

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Clearly Doesn’t Protect Hinduism

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The mockery of Hindu deities underscores Pakistan’s Islamist double standard on blasphemy.

Pakistan Court Orders Release of Man Accused in Daniel Pearl Killing
January 29, 2021

Pakistan Court Orders Release of Man Accused in Daniel Pearl Killing

By Associated Press
The White House described the decision to release the U.S. journalist's alleged killer as "an affront to terrorism victims everywhere."

Pakistan Arrests 24 People Over Demolishing of Hindu Temple
January 01, 2021

Pakistan Arrests 24 People Over Demolishing of Hindu Temple

By Associated Press
A Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party.

Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan
December 01, 2020

Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
By offering condolences for Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s death, is the TTP planning to expand its influence into the political realm?

Radical Leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi is Dead – But His Ideology Will Live On in Pakistan
November 20, 2020

Radical Leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi is Dead – But His Ideology Will Live On in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Leader of a right-wing party with pull, Rizvi’s death will not diminish extremist politics in Pakistan.
No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights
October 10, 2020

No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights

By Umair Jamal
Opposition parties have tapped a right-wing Islamist as the leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. That raises serious questions.

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan
February 14, 2020

Radical Islamists Hold Filmmaking Hostage in Pakistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Stopping the released of an award-winning film to appease an Islamist group sets a troubling precedent.

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists
January 17, 2020

Pakistani Court Hands Down 55-year Sentences to 86 Islamists

By Associated Press
The 86 were charged with damaging public property, beating people up and staging sit-ins against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in 2018.

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation
November 02, 2019

Pakistani Islamists Stage Sit-in in Islamabad, Demand Prime Minister’s Resignation

By Associated Press
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party led the march, painting PM Khan as a inept military puppet.
Ahmadis Once Again Fear the Fallout From Pakistan’s Political Tussles
October 28, 2019

Ahmadis Once Again Fear the Fallout From Pakistan’s Political Tussles

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
“All political issues, which have nothing to do with us, see us becoming the scapegoats,” says the Ahmadiyya community’s spokesperson.

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