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Shia lawyer killed in targeted attack

By: Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR: The former vice chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) provincial chapter and a prominent lawyer belonging to a Shia family, Malik Jarar Hussain was gunned down in what appeared to be a targeted attack on Gulbahar Road Friday morning. Hussain was on his way to drop his children […]

Human Rights Watch launches campaign against media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch (HRW), the leading human rights organisation of the world, has launched an offensive against the media instead of responding to journalistic criticism by ‘The News’ on its World Report-2013. HRW director in Pakistan Ali Dayan Hasan, in different media interactions, instead of elaborating the points of HRW World […]

Hazaras: a community of great patience

By: HASSAN RAZA FOLADI RECENTLY the Hazara community has shown great patience and raised their voices in a peaceful and disciplined manner by reciting the Holy Quran all night and without putting any sort of threat to the state apparatus or public properties, against the authorities who have always turned a blind eye for Hazara […]

Killing of Shias

By: Naveed Abbas The year 2012 proved exceptionally violent in terms of sectarian killings across the country, marking a new phase even in Pakistan’s shameful history of sectarian mayhem. In a country where terrorists are running amok, the state, it seems, is making their job easy by enduring gory episodes of upheaval and violence, the […]

502 Shias killed last year

By: Danish Rafique KARACHI: As many as 502 Shias, including their leaders, were gunned down in targeted attacks in 2012, said a report issued on Monday. “Notorious terrorists attacked innocent mourners of Imam Hussain (AS) through suicide bombings, planted bombs, remotely controlled bombs, IEDs and gun firing,” said Asif Safavi of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) in […]