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Anger at Charlie Hebdo Turns Violent in Pakistan

by Zia ur-Rehman and Salman Masood

January 16, 2015


KARACHI, Pakistan — Clashes between the police and protesters outside the French Consulate in Karachi on Friday left four people, including two journalists, with gunshot wounds as demonstrations erupted across  680 more words

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Scores Killed After Bus Collides With Oil Tanker in Pakistan

BY Zia ur-Rehman

January 11, 2015


KARACHI, Pakistan — At least 62 people were killed on Sunday when a passenger bus crashed into an oil tanker on the outskirts of Karachi. 298 more words

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Footprints: Opposition to madressah reforms

By Zia Ur Rehman

January 11th, 2015


Sitting at a tea stall near Jamia Farooqia, a seminary in Karachi’s Shah Faisal Colony, a group of five young students discuss the current issue of madressah reforms. 771 more words

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Buner beware

By Zia Ur Rehman

January 9, 2014


On December 31, unidentified militants shot dead three police constables and injured the station house officer of the Jowar police station in Buner. 703 more words

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Footprints: The crime of being Mehsud

January 4th, 2015

By Zia Ur Rehman


Outside a house in Chatta Gabol Goth, a neighbourhood on Superhighway in Karachi, dozens of Mehsud tribesmen gathered to offer condolences to Abdullah Mehsud’s relatives. 851 more words

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Crackdown in Karachi

By Zia Ur Rehman

December 26, 2014


Law enforcement agencies have intensified operations against various Taliban groups in Karachi, in response to the December 16 killing of over 140 children at an army-run school in Peshawar. 522 more words

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Target: Mangal Bagh

By Zia Ur Rehman

December 17, 2014


Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), the Mangal Bagh-led militant organization based in the Khyber tribal agency, is facing a serious existential threat after the Pakistani military started a full-fledged operation codenamed ‘Operation Khyber One’ in the tribal district. 635 more words

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