May 23, 2017

A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas

A view of Baltoro Glacier at sunet in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan province. (Photo by Aamir Choudhry)

A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level.   Presence of Indian forces on Siachen Glacier, is harmful to the ... Read More »

Reporting from Hell: The Story of Pakistani Journalism

Pakistani journalists protesting violence against media in Peshawar in November 2013. (Photo via Facebook)

Media in Pakistan entered 2014 under the old threat to journalists’ lives. Caught in bloody crossfire between blind state power and extremist terror, journalism has always been a tightrope walk in Pakistan. Media by default is part of this war for being the sole platform to showcase the bloody drama in newspaper columns and on the airwaves.   Last year ... Read More »