CRISTINA PEDLER WRITES — Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and champion of women’s education, announced her marriage to the world via social media on November 9, 2021. The happy couple tied the knot during a Nikah ceremony – a legal agreement between bride and groom in her home of Birmingham,…Full Article MALALA GETS HITCHED: A LOOK AT THE ISLAMIC NIKAH MARRIAGE CEREMONY
TESSA MULLER WRITES – The people of Pakistan are paying a steep price for their government’s equivocation in the War on Terror. Pakistan’s role in the War on Terror has long been a complicated one. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Pakistan expressed public support for the U.S.-led Coalition…Full Article PAKISTAN: IS THE GOVERNMENT TRYING TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS?
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — The people and government of Pakistan are protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s response to the killing of a French high school teacher, Samuel Paty, on October 16th, as well as Macron’s anti-separatism bill signed into law October 2. Meanwhile.the French government has begun closing mosques, naming…Full Article PAKISTAN: ISLAMOPHOBIA TAKES TO THE STREETS
LIAM ROGERS WRITES — On June 30, 2020, the 14th corps. commander Lt-General Harinder Singh (of India) and South Xinjiang Military District chief Major General Lui Lin (of China) launched a third round of de-escalation meetings while The Indian Times reported that India will, among other things, be pushing for…Full Article SINO-INDO RELATIONS: PAKISTAN’S COMPLICATED INVOLVEMENT
MANAAL ALI WRITES-Pakistani headlines took a devastating turn on February 16, in the wake of news that nine-year-old Madiha, a child in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was brutally raped and murdered. The Inspector-General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently took 16 suspects into custody. As investigations continue, Twitter and Facebook…Full Article PAKISTAN: #JUSTICE FOR MADHIA – OUTRAGE OVER MURDER AND RAPE OF A NINE-YEAR-OLD
ABDULMOHSAN ALMUTAIRI WRITES—Pakistan is on the verge of being blacklisted. This month the Asia Pacific Group (APG) published its report regarding Pakistan’s compliance with parameters set forth by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF’s goal is two-fold: to monitor money laundering and the financing of terrorists. It does…Full Article PAKISTAN: Is it Bound for the Blacklist?