Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

At Gawaahi.com, we urge you to speak out. Speak out against injustice, religious bigotry, violence against women, fascism and any number of problems that are increasingly visible here in Pakistan. At the end of a video showing how government school girls — not potential Taliban terrorist boys in training at madrassas — were parroting the […]


Ten years ago Pakistan was a different place. The country had many problems, and has had since its very inception, but it was not somewhere a man would fire forty bullets into an unarmed man’s back and be lauded as a hero. In the Pakistan of today there are rows of security checkpoints at every […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=lahore+shrine+attack&iid=9268538″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9268538/devotees-weep-the-grounds/devotees-weep-the-grounds.jpg?size=500&imageId=9268538″ width=”380″ height=”274″ /] The attack on Data Darbar has left Pakistanis shocked. It is not because of a high death toll or the magnitude of the assault — we have seen much worse over the past decade — but due to the site itself. Data Darbar or the shrine of […]


[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=pakistan+lahore+attack&iid=8939974″ src=”4/0/3/7/An_Ahmadi_Muslim_c58f.jpg?adImageId=13093023&imageId=8939974″ width=”380″ height=”254″ /] There are many before me who have written about Friday’s attack on the Ahmadis in Lahore. By the time this piece goes into print, still more will have written – and written better – of the audacious attack on Jinnah Hospital by the terrorists who came back […]


  I first saw the Manhattan skyline in the year 2002, and since then, have had an ongoing romance with the city of New York. If I can recall, my initial sense was of having penetrated the magical world of cinema, and to have become part of it. As I walked through the streets lined […]


She grabs my inner clothing (you know what I mean), yanks at it and releases me with a jerk. Her clear gloves move on before I know it, and they are unrelenting. Let me say, though, that the hands may shift, but the expression remains the same – that of complete ennui. At the end […]


Two days later, Karachi is still smouldering after a suicide attack on a Muharram procession that killed over 40 innocent people. Literally, minutes after the assault, we began to see what was envisaged to be the backlash. Rioters set fire to police stations and vehicles. However, the most crucial and permanent damage was done to […]