Category: Pakistan

Maria Arshad: Living and Working in the Time of the Pandemic in Pakistan

People in Pakistan desperately hope and long for a return to normality, but as the writer Arundhati Roy already noted: nothing could be worse than a return to the normality because that normality was unjust to its core.

Atika Rehman: Pakistanis are marching to combat climate change

As students and climate activists get ready to march for the climate in Pakistan, Atika Rehman finds out why Pakistanis find it impossible to ignore climate change impacts any longer

Vijay Prashad: Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict

The Kashmir region is divided between India and Pakistan. On both sides of the border, the Kashmiri people face undemocratic treatment

Robert Fisk: India rattles Pakistan’s cage

In the Middle East and southeast Asia, at least one nation in every potential conflict is a nuclear power or a prospective one

Dilip Hiro: South Asia’s Nuclear-Armed Neighbors Pull Back From the Abyss


Badri Raina: When “enemies” mend, Nationalism can face a dilemma

Natonalisms flourish only when those who have been designated enemies remain steadfast in their assigned entity.
God forbid, should they begin to mend their ways, hyper-nationalism can be suddenly left without recourse, or face the risk of being found out

Robert Fisk: Israel is Playing a Big Role in India’s Escalating Conflict with Pakistan

When I heard the first news report, I assumed it was an Israeli air raid on Gaza. Or Syria. Airstrikes on a “terrorist camp” were the first words. A “command and control centre” destroyed, many “terrorists” killed. The military was retaliating for a “terrorist attack” on its troops, we were told. An Islamist “jihadi” base had been Read more…

Arundhati Roy: Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War

Narendra Modi has demonstrated to the world that Kashmir is potentially the most dangerous place on earth

Sajjad Hussain: Pashtun Lives Matter

In Pakistan, the police killing of a Pashtun social media star stirred a popular uprising for democracy and demilitarization

Charles Glass: Pakistan: Treating Terrorism Like Any Other Crime

Salahuddin Khan Mehsud is one tough cop. He has to be, working in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, a tribal region that the U.S. government calls a lawless hotbed of jihadist terrorism. Yet he assured me when we met recently in the town of Kohat that the province had “not had one major incident of terrorism” this Read more…

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