Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are effectively a death sentence for anyone who insults Islam. These laws made headlines in the country when the case against Asia Noreen, commonly referred to as Asia Bibi, was overturned by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to the BBC, in 2009 while harvesting fruit Asia […]

Four Killed In Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi, Pakistan

Three gunmen carried out a brazen attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan last Friday, Nov. 23. The shootout that ensued resulted in the deaths of four people, two Pakistani civilians and two police officers. All three attackers were ultimately shot and killed by security personnel, and no Chinese […]

Visa-Free Border Crossing A Beacon Of Hope For Peace In India And Pakistan

India has given Pakistan the green light to begin construction of the new Kartarpur corridor this week; an incredible step forward for two nations with considerable historic tensions. The corridor will provide vital access between significant Sikh areas which were split between India and Pakistan in 1947. Leaders hope for […]

Peace At Last: United States, Taliban, And Afghanistan Negotiate Peace Treaty

The American special envoy to Afghanistan is in talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, with hopes of reaching a peace deal before the Afghan presidential election next April. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the September 11 attacks and is leading direct […]

Asia Bibi’s Lawyer Seeks Asylum In The Netherlands

Lawyer Saiful Mulook, who successfully overturned Asia Bibi’s conviction on blasphemy charges, has been forced to flee to the Netherlands following widespread protests after last week’s Supreme Court verdict. Mulook expressed his desire to remain in the Netherlands at a press conference on Tuesday, and has made an application for […]

Pakistan Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty For Blasphemy Charge Against Christian Woman

The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi of her blasphemy charges on Wednesday, remitting the death sentence that she had been awarded in 2010. Asia Bibi, a Christian farmhand in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab, was accused by her Muslim co-workers of insulting Prophet Mohammed. Asia was consequently arrested and sentenced to […]

The Emergence Of A Sleeping Dragon: A Rising Al Qaeda

30 years after its establishment and 17 years since it launched the worst and largest terrorist attack in world history, Al Qaeda—which translates to “The Base”—is experiencing a newly discovered resurgence.  Immediately following the attacks of September 11th, the United States and a few allies launched the Global War on […]

Prime Minister of Pakistan Announces Citizenship for Refugees

With one of the highest refugee populations in the world, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has announced that it will begin granting citizenship to those refugees, specifically those from Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Many refugees have been residents of Pakistan for 30 years now, and have children that grew up […]

Pakistani Government Removes Ahmadi Economist From Advisory Council

The Ahmadi community, in a Sunni-dominated Pakistan, are dangerously persecuted.  In 2018, Pakistan celebrated Imran Khan’s election as Prime Minister, signaling hopes for a new and better country by breaking the hold on power the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or the military have had. However, that […]