Category: Pakistan

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Juan Cole: As 700 Die in Pakistan from Extreme Heat, Pakistanis Deny Climate Change

Despite the severe dangers to Pakistan posed by climate change, opinion polls show that only about a quarter of Pakistanis view the issue as a powerful threat

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Pakistan – The State Bows To The Mullah

The once hapless mullah is no longer interested in playing second fiddle. Instead he is intent on seizing control from his former masters

Saroop Ijaz: Textbook Killing

Fake degrees are bad and people wilfully obtaining them are untrustworthy. There is a lot being said about the issue and much of it is necessary and obvious. What about real degrees and degree holders? If law-enforcement authorities are to be believed, the killers of Sabeen Mahmud and those responsible for the Safoora Goth massacre Read more…

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Murtaza Hussain: New Film, Among the Believers, Looks Inside Pakistan’s Madrassas

Talha’s story is symptomatic of a broader phenomenon in Pakistan: a central government without the means or motivation to provide infrastructure and economic opportunity for the great mass of its poor citizenry

Farooq Sulehria: Reading Trotsky in Pakistan

A short history of Pakistan’s Trotskyist Left, and a plea for re-evaluation

Farooq Sulehria: Peshawar School Tragedy

Frequent remote-control bombings and Fidai missions have claimed over 70000 lives in Pakistan since 9/11

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: The War Within Islam

International jihad, in part created and supervised by the U.S. to undermine the Soviet Union, has exacerbated divisions that are fuelling bloodshed

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Obama the Traveling Nuclear Salesman Just Went to India

Indian public money is being used to shield U.S. corporations from liabilities in the event of a disaster involving an American supplied reactor

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Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Mosque versus state

The mosque in Pakistan is now no longer just a religious institution. Instead it has morphed into a deeply political one that seeks to radically transform culture and society

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