Pakistan


Lynching Of Student Fuels Debate Over Blasphemy Law In Pakistan

Following a fortnight of social uproar in Pakistan in response to the lynching of a university student, Mashal Khan, police have arrested his suspected shooter. Identifying as Imran, the suspect confessed to the shooting of his classmate, Mashal, on Thursday. Both were students of journalism at the Abdul Wali Khan […]


Leading Figure In The Pakistani Taliban Surrenders

The Pakistani Military has announced that Sajjid Mohammed (more commonly known as Ehsanullah Ehsan), a leading figure in the Pakistani Taliban, has surrendered himself into their custody. Ehsan rose to prominence as the public face of the organization, through sophisticated media campaigns. In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, he would […]


Indian-Pakistani Relations Sour Over Spy Row

Last week, Pakistani officials announced their intention to execute Kubulshan Jadhav, on charges of espionage. Jadhav, an Indian national, was arrested last March, and according to a statement by the Pakistani armed forces, admitted his intentions to ‘plan, coordinate and organize espionage/sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against […]


Malala Receives Honorary Citizenship During Visit To Canada

International children’s and women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai was presented an honorary Canadian citizenship during her visit Wednesday to the nation’s capital. This occasion marks just the sixth time in Canada’s history that an honorary citizenship has been given out, accented by the fact Yousafzai is currently the youngest person […]


A UN Conference On Nuclear Disarmament Without The Nuclear States

This week the UN Conference to “Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards Their Total Elimination” took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The location is particularly poignant as the US has the largest nuclear weapon arsenal in the world and a president with […]


Pakistan Holds Female Lawmakers Conference, Hopes To Bring Gender Equality And Democracy

Pakistan hosted a three-day conference in which female lawmakers from 12 nations focused on the role of women within democracy. The theme for the conference was, “the role of women parliamentarians in strengthening democracy and social justice.” It included lawmakers from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Australia, Romania, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, […]


Taliban Attacks Border Posts Between Pakistan-Afghanistan

The Pakistani Taliban faction attempted to carry out an attack on border posts between Afghanistan and Pakistan on the 17th of March, 2017. Eight people, including two Pakistani soldiers, have been killed in a raid on a Pakistani military border post in the Khyber tribal area, according to the Pakistan […]