Pakistan’s D-Chowk: A history of protest and change

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Waqar Haider

D-Chowk is situated in the Red Zone area of Islamabad. The famous Chowk is always crowded by activists, people against the government or opposition parties. D-Chowk has been witness to so many protests and sit-ins held from 1980 to the present day.

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The Shia Factor

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Sabena Siddiqi

Pakistan has a 96.4 percent Muslim population, of which 85-90 percent is Sunni and 10-15 percent Shia. This is a substantial Shia population, the largest being in Iran. Elsewhere in Pakistan, 1.85 percent of the population are Hindus and 1.6 percent Christians.

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Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Kashmir: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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Anant Mishra

Right from the partition, India and Pakistan have debated on numerous occasions for the territorial rights over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the tremendous rivalry between the two nations, there have been attempts to resolve the conflict through cease fires and diplomatic talks; however the efforts turned out to be failing. With both nuclear power nations on both sides, and increasing political instability in Pakistan, it is imperative that the resolution for the situation in Kashmir is achieved to prevent any further conflict in the region.

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BALUCHISTAN: PROXY GAMES

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Sabena Siddiqi

 


Baluchistan is a vast yet sparsely populated province of Pakistan, wracked by tribal feuds for decades. Suddenly it was turned into a volatile region by employing proxies. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) was founded in 1999 and was the main faction, being involved in terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and bomb blasts. Continue reading “BALUCHISTAN: PROXY GAMES”