Pakistan

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VOICES

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Pakistan, Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Polls, Narendra Modi

Manmohan Singh pained, anguished by Modi's lies: Read ex-PM's fitting response

Prime minister has alleged a secret meeting was attended by senior Pakistan officials, former PM and former VP in Delhi to scuttle BJP from winning Gujarat.

POLITICS

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Democracy, Islamabad, Clerics, Pakistan

By giving in to demands of Barelvi zealots, Pakistan has set itself up for chaos

The mullahs have tasted the fruit of their street power and will now use it to gain their pound of flesh.

POLITICS

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Zahid Hamid, Blasphemy, Ahmadis, Pakistan

Violent religious protests once again prove democracy is truly dead in Pakistan

Law minister Zahid Hamid has been forced to resign while the government accepted the demands of the hardliners.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |   Long-form
Ahmadiyya, Ahmadis, Pakistan

Blame Islamic fundamentalists, not Ahmadis for ruining Pakistan

Faith is personal. Faith is the human connection to the divine. Faith, or lack thereof, is to be judged only by God.

POLITICS

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Iran, Pakistan, Modi, India-Afghanistan ties

With Pakistan reluctant, India has much to gain from Amritsar-Kabul air corridor

For long Punjab has sought to benefit from bilateral trade with the hostile neighbour but in the short-term is doesn’t seem possible.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Mahira Khan, Pakistan, Films, Rape

Why Pakistani critics of Mahira Khan's Verna have a problem with how a rape survivor reacts

No two women react the same way to any act of violence, sexual or otherwise.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Kashmir, India, Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan releasing Hafiz Saeed shows it is back to fomenting trouble in Kashmir

It's unlikely to upset the sense of trust and confidence that the Modi government seems to have regained in the Valley.

POLITICS

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BJP, India, Pakistan, Hindutva

How BJP's regressive missteps help its critics build myth of 'Hindu Pakistan'

Its reaction to the uproar over the movie Padmavati has been unconscionable.