Pakistani

MENASA Women: Breaking Glass Ceilings

The importance of male allies in the struggle for gender parity By Arfa Shahid “We don’t give women their rights in the form of charity. Women’s rights are not at the discretion of men—they are inherent,” said Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. I met Yousafzai ahead of his panel discussion at

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Daesh Claims Attack on Pakistan Police Academy, 59 Dead

By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct 25 – Militant group Daesh said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for the

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Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility for Karachi Military Killings

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, July 27 – A Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s killing of two military officers in the southern city of Karachi, a spokesman for the Islamist group said. The killings were the latest attacks in the busy port city of 20 million people, where paramilitary forces have been cracking

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Abdul Sattar Edhi: The World’s Greatest Humanitarian

The passing away of Abdul Sattar Edhi marks the end of an era for Pakistan BY Mishaal Khan It was the first state funeral since the 1980s. Inflected with pomp, a 19-gun salute and set in the imposing grounds of Karachi’s National Stadium. Pakistan’s elite and thousands of others had finally united for a brief moment

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A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander

BY Bilal Qureshi Nestled above the glittering, modernist skyscrapers of downtown Hong Kong is an isolated remnant of the city’s fading colonial past. In the mid-19th century, at the height of its imperial power, the British army built the Old Victoria Barracks to produce explosives and ammunition for the empire’s eastern wing. For a city that

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Rescuers Search for 23 in Pakistani Landslide; Flood Toll at 92

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, April 6 – Pakistani rescue workers searched on Wednesday for 23 people buried in a landslide in northern mountains as the number of people killed by unusually heavy rain rose to 92. Most of the death and destruction from flash floods and landslides took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where 65

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Pakistan Aims to Raise $379 million in New Taxes to Meet IMF Targets

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Pakistan must raise an extra $379 million through new tax measures, the finance minister said on Monday, as the government seeks to qualify for its latest IMF loan tranche. Earlier this month, the IMF approved the release in December of a $502 million tranche of Pakistan’s three-year

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Pakistani Man Faces Sentencing in U.S. Over Al Qaeda Plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Nov 24 – A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an Al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, faces life in prison

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