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Swat : an unquiet calm

By Zia Ur Rehman

September 23, 2014

http://www.dawn.com/news/1133198/swat-an-unquiet-calm

On September 12, 2014, the Pakistani army claimed the arrest of all 10 Taliban terrorists involved in the attempted assassination of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and her friends, Kainat and Shazia. 1,825 more words

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Punjabi Taliban will fight in Afghanistan

By Zia Ur Rehman

September 19, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/punjabi-taliban-will-fight-in-afghanistan/

Pakistani Jihadi groups are preparing for what they expect will be a civil war in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the US forces at the end of this year, analysts say, and a recent video message of the Punjab chapter of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) corroborates the reports. 922 more words

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A Pakistani Scholar accused of blasphemy is shot dead

By Zia Ur Rehman

September 18, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/world/asia/pakistan-shakil-auj-assassinated-blasphemy-karachi.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld

KARACHI, Pakistan:  A liberal Muslim scholar who had been accused of blasphemy for a speech he gave during a visit to the United States was shot and killed in Karachi on Thursday, the city police said. 469 more words

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Beleaguered Pakistani Capital Inches Back to Normal

By Salman Masood and Zia ur-Rehman

September 12, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/world/asia/beleaguered-islamabad-pakistani-capital-inches-back-to-normal.html?ref=asia&_r=1

ISLAMABAD — If there were just one image to evoke the chaos of the protests that have paralyzed this city and brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government to the brink of collapse over the last month, it would surely be that of a shipping container. 934 more words

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Sindh takes measures to confront Taliban

By Zia Ur Rehman

September 4, 2014

http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/features/pakistan/main/2014/09/04/feature-01

KARACHI – The Sindh government and police are preparing for the dangers of confronting Taliban militants and criminal gangs and are taking effective measures to ensure the safety of police in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. 500 more words

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Meanwhile in FATA

By Zia Ur Rehman

September 5, 2014

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Amid the ongoing military operation against the local and foreign Taliban militant groups in North Wazirstan, disgruntled leaders in the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) formed a new faction ‘Jamaatul Ahrar’ last week. 808 more words

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Bad News

By Zia Ur Rehman

August 29, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/bad-news/

The publisher of Pakistan’s first Hindu weekly newspaper Sandesh has been thinking about suspending publication because of financial difficulties. 598 more words

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