Pakistan's Ahmadis fearful as leaders bow to extremists - AP

Friday, September 28, 2018

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Pakistan's embattled Ahmadiyya minority enjoyed a brief moment of hope earlier this month when one of its own, a U.S.-based Princeton economist, was appointed to an economic advisory council. But the backlash from Islamic hard-liners, which led newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to quickly rescind the appointment under political pressure, has only underscored the Ahmadis' fraught position in the conservative, Muslim-majority country. Ahmadis believe another Islamic prophet, Ahmad, appeared in the 19th century, a view at odds with...

Imran Khan: Creating the biggest political storm of the year - Dawn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

By: Moeed Yusuf

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You could see him as the power-hungry man atop a container,operating at the behest of the military and out to undermine Pakistan's democratic progression. Or you could cast him as the principled leader who stuck to his guns, and defied all those who had predicted that he would settle for...

Imran Khan’s Tryst With Afghanistan - India Press Agency

Monday, August 13, 2018

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Incorrigible optimists in Pakistan, albeit very few in numbers, are disappointed with the US decision to suspend military and educational training of 66 Pakistani officers under the ‘International Military Education and Training program’, thanks to the obstinacy of President Donald Trump. This is the first awkward bouncer to new Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi in the foreign policy arena as if reminding that his glorious cricketing career is irrelevant...

Pakistan elections: Extremist candidates are a 'real setback' for the country - CNBC

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Pakistanis head to the polls Wednesday in a general election characterized by a heavy presence of extremist parties — a development that threatens to strengthen religious radicalization in the South Asian nation, which has long struggled with domestic terrorism. Right-wing religious factions have fielded...

Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign - AP

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country’s wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been characterized by...

Pakistan's Imran Khan seeks election win over jailed ex-PM's party - Reuters

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan is hoping to become Pakistan’s prime minister after 20 years of being dismissed at the polls, as the country prepares to vote in a tense election pitting him against the party of jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif. Just over a decade after the end of Pakistan’s most recent era of...