Cross posted from UN Women. Saba Ismail started working on peacebuilding in Pakistan when she was 15 years old. The perceptions
"I don’t want to go back to Afghanistan to get butchered."
The attacks occurred hours after militants killed two people in a Christian neighborhood in the same region.
Pakistani civil and military leaders, as well as the society, must realize what is bad for Kabul and Delhi is bad for Lahore, too. The Pakistan state policy of using jihadist terror to wage proxy wars is backfiring, as the Lahore bombing on Easter Sunday has tragically demonstrated.
The Pakistani army said four attackers were killed.
Even for a country so stricken by terrorism, this was a level of tragedy that could not be countenanced. The massacre unified Pakistanis of all stripes in the somber manner that only heartbreak can.
Just over 31 years ago, in a leafy and affluent suburb of a third world country, a young man sat at the bedside of his mother. She was dying. Bereft of peace, and in a painful silence challenged by little other than the muted conversations of family, he sat day after day, forced to acquaint himself with a consuming helplessness; a feeling previously unbeknownst to him.
“Better start working on your resume and test scores,” Stewart joked. “A Nobel peace prize will only get you so far.” In
It is almost as if Pakistan's government wants to absolve jihadists just to cling to its traditional view on what threatens the country.
On a sunny Thursday earlier this month in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the fifth largest city in Pakistan, the energy at the venue of the Digital Youth Summit 2015 was palpable from the beginning.
Speaking at a press conference, President ______ said: "We condemn this criminal act by extremists. Their attempt to justify
In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.
LAHORE, Pakistan -- I write from a country where people like you and I live with our families -- loving grandparents, self-sacrificing parents with babies, innocent children and know-it-all teenagers. Where we search for tools of peace-building to heal our fractured but shared world.
Tufail Khattak said his slain son wanted to become a journalist and influence public opinion through his writing. (Reporting
ISLAMABAD -- Even in the world's most dangerous places we must now establish the right of all children to schooling and make a new idea of "education without borders" a reality.
When terrorists killed 160 teachers and children at a Peshawar school last December, a burst of commentary suggested that Pakistan would now change its ambivalence about Islamist extremism. Two months later, it seems that Pakistan's government and military are back to business as usual.
India's covert armed conflict in Pakistan via these terrorist factions is what has surfaced and is being talked about on various platforms, especially after the Peshawar attack. The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry who is currently visiting Pakistan will also be provided with proof of this ongoing undercover warfare.