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Pakistan’s befitting reply to stereotypes

May 23rd, 2013, Comment & Analysis

Mulla Omar won’t be appointing Pakistan’s next prime minister as the nation stood its ground and voted courageously on May 11, 2013. Yes, Pakistan has recorded 22 per cent surge in voter turnout and no major leader was killed at the hands of any version of Taliban. Also true that the elections were the most modern in terms of use of technology in modern-day world. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Election Commission of Pakistan made a world record with largest SMS service offered to any single number where each voter could get a reply in 10 seconds about his vote, voter number and polling area. None of the polling stations was blown away by Taliban, who had actually threatened repeatedly.

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MEDIA ALERT: Pakistani Christians Protest Rash of Violence

March 11th, 2013, Media Alerts

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Pakistani Christians took to the streets of Lahore on Sunday to protest a rash of violence against their community over the weekend. (Sources: New York Times, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post)

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Pakistan’s forsaken daughters

November 26th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Naveed-Ahmad

Two teenage girls have exposed hypocrisy embedded in Pakistan’s societal and religious framework. In September, 14-year-old Rimsha Masih tore apart the sense of equal rights for non-Muslims when an Islamabad court released her on bail in a blasphemy case.

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In Muslim nations, democracy will eventually prevail

July 6th, 2012, News & Articles

Feisal Abdul Rauf

From Tunisia to Pakistan, the Muslim world is in turmoil, as each country struggles to find its own path to an Arab Spring.

Pessimists say that, in the end, all of these countries will end up with some form of authoritarian regime either because Islamic parties cannot accept democracy or out of a fear that these regimes will keep a nation out of the modern world.

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MEDIA ALERT: Leaked NATO report on Taliban-Pakistan relations

February 1st, 2012, Media Alerts

The BBC has published excerpts from a secret NATO report which describe the Pakistan government’s support of the Taliban. Pakistan has dismissed the report.

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Iran’s accusations will not affect U.S.-Israel relations: Meir Javedanfar

January 17th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

When it comes to identifying who killed Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, Middle East analyst Meir Javedanfar says that there can only be assumptions.

“In the murky world of intelligence, people don’t leave visiting cards of the hits,” he said.

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