Pakistani Government ‘Requisitions’ Army To End Protests

Pakistan’s government has authorized military intervention to re-establish peace after continued protests. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, stated to Reuters that the military was “requisitioned” by the government “for law and order duty according to the constitution.” The protests, pioneered by Islamic cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and members of his […]

Kidnapped American-Canadian Couple Returns To Canada

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children, were freed from a five-year long captivity in Pakistan last Wednesday and arrived in Canada on Friday night. Pakistani forces, acting on intelligence received from the U.S., rescued the family while Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said […]

Hate Crimes Against Migrants And Refugees Increase In Greece

Members of anti-racist activist groups in Greece are scheduling protests after the latest hate crime in their community. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, two migrant workers from Pakistan, Vakas Hussein and Ashfak Mahmoud were attacked by a group of men. The attack occurred in a field in Aspropyros, near the […]

Pakistan Rejects Doctors Without Borders

The medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been forced by the Pakistani government to withdraw from the north-western tribal district Kurram. Without providing an explanation, Pakistani authorities refused to issue MSF with a ‘No Objection Certificate’. Foreign organizations and journalists working in […]

Arsenic In Drinking Water Threatens Up To 60 Million In Pakistan

A large percentage of the drinking water in Pakistan is contaminated by arsenic, a toxic chemical that causes a plethora of negative health effects and that is lethal in high amounts, according to a new study released by the Science Advances Journal. The report revealed that the region most affected […]

The India-Pakistan Crisis

This past Monday marked the 70th Anniversary of India’s independence from British rule. On August 14th, 1947, the region known as the Indian subcontinent was divided into two countries: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Tragically, given rampant religious differences within the formerly united colony, the split did not come without […]

Sole Suicide Bomber Kills 15 And Wounds Approximately 40 People In Pakistan

The attack befell on the night of Saturday, August 12, 2017, when a suicide bomber driving a motorcycle collided with a military truck in the southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan. According to the Home Minister for Balochistan, Sarfraz Bugti, “there are around 15 casualties … and around 40 people […]

Pakistan Stuck In Tragedy In The Midst Of Independence Day Celebrations

In the midst of their Independence Day celebrations, Pakistan is dealing with the repercussions of another deadly attack, which is believed to have been carried out by ISIS. On Saturday, bomb explosions occurred in the city of Quetta, in Balochistan, that killed at least 15 people and injured 32 others. As […]