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Bury your dead

“Bury your dead and I shall arrive”. This is what the Hazara community was told after eleven Hazara coal miners were blindfolded and slaughtered. The prime minister of our country…

Fencing Gwadar

IF fenced as planned, Gwadar will become the first ‘sealed’ city in Pakistan on the premise of security. Apart from the pros and cons of the plan, as well as…

Jobs and jihad

EVER SINCE terrorism — specifically the jihadist variety — has stalked the globe, a common refrain has been that radicalised young men need to be educated and given job opportunities…

No More Military Courts

No more military courts

Accprding to official sources, the government has decided to table a bill to extend the ‘exceptional’ use of military courts for another three years. Reportedly, the draft amendment would give…

No End In Sight

No end in sight

Life in Quetta is so hard for the Hazara Shia community, which is targeted for its beliefs. The systematic and sustained killing of this community has been termed ‘ethnic cleansing’…

A State Of Anarchy

A state of anarchy

The deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics. What matters is only the safety of the ruling elite; never mind even…

The TTP conundrum

Over several decades, Pak-Afghan relations have been characterized by phases of turbulence and stability. The current phase of bilateral relations is also marked by relative friction between the two neighbours.…