February 09, 2023
An Alarming New Bill Takes Aim at Pakistan’s Shias
By Asad Gokal and Jaffer A. Mirza
Pakistan is strengthening its controversial anti-blasphemy laws – with potentially deadly results for religious minority groups.
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.
January 05, 2021
Pakistani Shiites Rally Against Murder of Coal Miners by Islamic State
By Associated Press
Pakistan’s Hazara community has been targeted many times in recent years by Sunni militant groups, including IS. Now they're demanding government action.
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.
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.
April 16, 2019
Hazaras Gripped by Religious Extremism in Balochistan
By Maisam Iltaf
More than 2,000 Hazaras have been killed since 2004, with the latest deadly attack on April 12.
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.
January 28, 2017
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Game Changer for Gilgit-Baltistan
By Seth Oldmixon and Prateek Joshi
Under the guise of CPEC, Pakistan is pushing nationalist sentiments in a long-neglected region.
August 11, 2015
Malik Ishaq and Pakistan’s Sectarian Violence
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
Killed in a shootout with police late last month, Ishaq had a long history of involvement in sectarian attacks in Pakistan.
July 05, 2014
Pakistan’s Shia Under Attack
By Phelim Kine
The government is failing to act to prevent the slaughter of Balochistan Shia.
May 02, 2014
Early Warning Signs of Shia Genocide in Pakistan
By Waris Husain
The international community can no longer ignore the alarming rise in violence directed at Pakistan’s Shia minority.
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