Saturday, February 23, 2013

Viewpoint: How to Stop the Massacres of Hazara Shias in Pakistan?

Minority Hazara Shia community has suffered two massacres in two months so far in 2013. What can the state, the politicians, the military and the civil society do to end this unfolding tragedy?

Faraz Darvesh, Ali Hasan Cemendtaur and Riaz Haq discuss the causes, the consequences and the actions needed to end Shia killings in Pakistan by Sunni militant organizations like Punjab-based Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Viewpoint: Chaudhry Court Rejects Qadri's Plea, Questions Pak Dual Nationals' Loyalty

Pakistan Supreme Court has dismissed Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri's petition to annul the current election commission because he is a dual national. The petition was based on a claim that specific procedures laid out in Pakistan's constitution to pick the commission members were violated.