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Killing Rise in Karachi as Taliban target Police

By Zia Ur Rehman and Declan Walsh

August 11, 2014


KARACHI, Pakistan — Karachi’s embattled police force recently passed a grim milestone — the killing of its 100th police officer this year, putting the force on track to exceed the 2013 toll of 166 police deaths, which was itself a record. 1,378 more words

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Behind the scenes in Kurram

By Zia Ur Rehman

August 8, 2014


Since July 29, the first day of Eid, Turi and Bangash tribesmen have been in a sit-in in Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency, protesting against the arrest of tribal elders and the expulsion of an influential Shia cleric from the area. 731 more words

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‘They were not our guests’

By Zia Ur Rehman

July 25, 2014


Residents of North Waziristan who fled the tribal area during the military operation against the Taliban are now describing their life under the influence of local and foreign militants. 665 more words

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from last season’s epic wedding styled session… featured not once or twice but now 4 times in various wedding publications (aaannd with one more coming down the pipe this fall, eek!!)  here it is on The Wedding Ring… 6 more words


Governing Fata: The big debate

By Zia Ur Rehman

July 7, 2014


The notion of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as the epicentre of international terrorism has rapidly gained traction — not only are Pakistan and Afghanistan being affected by the militancy infested in the area, the threat has become credible enough for the international community to sit up and take note. 1,768 more words

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Fear of small numbers

By Zia Ur Rehman

July 4, 2014


Sindh’s nationalist parties and civil society organizations have raised concern over the influx of the people displaced by the North Waziristan military offensive in the province where migrants – both local and foreign – are already common. 768 more words

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‘We can face a possible backlash’

By Zia Ur Rehman

July 27, 2014


With a significant Taliban presence, Karachi may become the target of revenge attacks for the operation in North Waziristan. 490 more words

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