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12 Dec 2012 description

Islamabad, Pakistan - Shortly after a bomb went off in Dera Ismael Khan, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, on 23 November killing seven people, Hasan Zaidi desperately attempted to call home from Rawalpindi to check on his family’s safety. It was the first month of the Islamic calendar, Muharram, when Muslims, especially Shia Muslims, mourn the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Hussein through public processions and assemblies.

14 Nov 2012 description

by Mehreen Farooq
13 November 2012

Washington, DC - Less than two years after the Pakistani military drew down its counter-insurgency operations in the picturesque Swat valley, Pakistan’s frontier region is once again being rocked by suicide attacks and targeted killings. While the country may appear to be locked in an entrenched conflict, Pakistan’s civil society could hold the key for a sustainable, peaceful future.

23 Nov 2010 description

by Qurat ul ain Siddiqui

23 November 2010

02 Nov 2010 description

by Huma Yusuf

02 November 2010

Washington, DC - While Pakistan grapples with the worst recorded flooding of the Indus River Delta, the country's financial capital, Karachi, is on the brink of what is being described as a civil war. A sprawling metropolis of 18 million people, Karachi has long been plagued by political violence.

27 Oct 2009 description

by Mustafa Qadri

Karachi, Pakistan - Access to justice is a major concern in Pakistan. Pakistan was ranked 134 in the world, lower than Rwanda and Libya, in the 2008 annual Corruption Perception Index released by Transparency International. In fact, one reason some communities in the North West Frontier Province cautiously welcomed the Taliban was the promise of a more efficient, less corrupt justice system.

The Taliban may have proved incapable of meeting those demands, but filling the justice gap is central to improving stability in this strategic South Asian nation.

14 Jul 2009 description

Mustafa Qadri

Pakistan is in the middle of its largest operation against the Taliban in the troubled Swat Valley and adjacent areas.