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Pakistan’s Shias Face Double Threat: Extremists and Their Own Government
April 06, 2021

Pakistan’s Shias Face Double Threat: Extremists and Their Own Government

By Jaffer A. Mirza
With their safety at stake, Pakistan’s beleaguered Shia community is seeking justice from the country’s founder.

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.
Pakistan’s Hinduphobia
July 08, 2020

Pakistan’s Hinduphobia

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The government’s plan to support the Shri Krishna temple in Islamabad has sparked a predictable, but still deplorable, backlash.

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Fans Religious Discrimination in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Referring to COVID-19 as “the Shia virus.” Denying aid to Christians and Hindus. These are only a few examples of faith-based discrimination in Pakistan.

Religious Minorities in ‘Naya Pakistan’
March 16, 2020

Religious Minorities in ‘Naya Pakistan’

By Jaffer A. Mirza
31 dead, 58 injured, and 25 blasphemy cases – that’s the toll taken on Pakistan’s religious minorities since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office.

Hindu Temple Handover: Inter-Faith Harmony on Display in Balochistan
February 12, 2020

Hindu Temple Handover: Inter-Faith Harmony on Display in Balochistan

By Adnan Aamir
A 200-year-old temple has been handed back to the local Hindu community after being taken over in 1947.

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.
What Really Caused the Violence of Partition?
August 28, 2019

What Really Caused the Violence of Partition?

By Guneeta Singh Bhalla
Neighbors didn’t kill neighbors in 1947. Contested Partition histories need a revisit, now more than ever.

A Pakistani Minister Was Just Sacked for Anti-Hindu Bigotry. That’s Historic.
March 06, 2019

A Pakistani Minister Was Just Sacked for Anti-Hindu Bigotry. That’s Historic.

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The move hints that the state is willing to readdress its Islamist narrative.

A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis
September 08, 2018

A New Pakistan Government, a New Way to Persecute Ahmadis

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The PTI government picked Atif Mian as an economic adviser -- then dropped him once his faith became an issue.

Amid the Election Fanfare, How Are Pakistan’s Minorities Faring?
July 21, 2018

Amid the Election Fanfare, How Are Pakistan’s Minorities Faring?

By Ben Francis
The role of minorities in 21st century Pakistan and the issues they face has been absent from public discourse.
Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan
April 05, 2018

Quetta Attack a Gory Reminder of Islamic State's Presence in Balochistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The Pakistan Army continues to deny that ISIS is active in Pakistan, despite the mounting evidence.

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