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Backlash

by Zia Ur Rehman

Nov 21, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/backlash/

Bangladesh’s diplomatic missions in Pakistan are facing serious security threats after its war crimes court gave out stern sentences to leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Khalida Zia-led Bangladesh National Party (BNP) for mass murder and rape during their 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. 805 more words

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TTP is crumbling

by Zia Ur Rehman

November 14, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/ttp-is-crumbling

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the country’s largest alliance of Taliban militant groups, has been suffering a split in its ranks as several key commanders have formally announced to form their own factions or abandon the collation in recent months. 726 more words

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Fallout

By Zia Ur Rehman

October 31, 2014

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/fallout/

The recent suicide bombing in Quetta – the third failed attempt of its kind to assassinate prominent political figure Maulana Fazlur Rehman – indicates a growing ideological divide between religious parties and Taliban militant groups, analysts believe. 798 more words

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Published... Exciting news - another magazine cover for our collection... Wedding Trends 2014-15 edition

How exciting, we love getting our work published, and we adore landing magazine covers!  Here is the new – hot off the presses – cover of our local & fabulous Wedding Trends magazine, photographed by yours truly.   27 more words

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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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