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Pakistan’s Boko Haram

Pakistan’s Boko Haram

By Malik Siraj Akbar While Pakistan’s federal government continues to give in to the Taliban pressure, women and school children in one small Pakistan-Iran border town in southwestern Balochistan province are offering unprecedented resistance against calls by Islamic extremists to shut down girls’ schools. Pakistan has featured in the recent times in the western media for attacks on girls’ [...]

How We Should Protect Girls’ Schools in Balochistan

How We Should Protect Girls’ Schools in Balochistan

A couple of recent attacks on private schools and a widely circulated threatening letter from a covert religious extremist group has triggered restlessness among school…

The Rise and Fall of Pakistan’s Independent News Media

The Rise and Fall of Pakistan’s Independent News Media

By Malik Siraj Akbar A week after the shocking assassination attempt on Pakistan’s prominent television talk-show host, Hamid Mir, Islamabad has failed to locate and arrest the perpetrators.…

Mounting Tensions Between Pakistan Media and Military

Mounting Tensions Between Pakistan Media and Military

By Malik Siraj Akbar When the U.S. government provided me political asylum in 2011, I knew I was leaving behind several courageous journalist colleagues in Pakistan who…

Rifts in Balochistan Government

Rifts in Balochistan Government

In less than one year since its formation, Balochistan’s coalition government is confronted with the worst infighting ever known to the media and the masses.…

America and Balochistan

America and Balochistan

Rep. Louie Gohmert made a passionate speech in the U.S. House of Representatives about the recently found mass…

Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

Sharif’s Ambiguous Peace Plans For Balochistan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently constituted a four-member committee to facilitate negotiations between the government and the Taliban.…

Pakistan’s Post-2014 Chaos

Pakistan’s Post-2014 Chaos

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (T.T.P.), in their deadliest attack on the Pakistani security forces so far in 2014, killed…

The General Pakistan Can’t Punish

The General Pakistan Can’t Punish

By Malik Siraj Akbar The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal, during his recent visit to Islamabad,…

From Bangladesh to Balochistan: Pakistan Owes an Apology

From Bangladesh to Balochistan: Pakistan Owes an Apology

By Malik Siraj Akbar A few prominent Bangladeshi writers have also begun to publicly endorse theirgovernment’s demand that Pakistan…

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