Pashtun protest

More than a week of peaceful protest by thousands of Pashtun activists ( mostly from Waziristan and FATA) in front of Islamabad Press Club may or may not succeed in forcing the government to accept their reasonable demands but it has definitely redefined Pashtun political discourse in Pakistan. The contradiction…

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Asma the fearless

THE shock at the sudden loss is palpable, but so is the intense pride that she lived among us. Asma Jahangir was a citizen that all of Pakistan could be proud of and whom most can only hope to emulate. Principled and courageous, Asma’s willingness and determination to confront evil,…

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UN chief mourns Asma Jahangir’s death, calls her ‘human rights giant’

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan´s “human rights giant” Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend, praising her courage in campaigns for justice and equality for all. Antonio Guterres issued his “heartfelt condolences” to those grieving the 66-year-old lawyer, who co-founded the…

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