Tag Archives: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan: Terrorism and Crippled Governance

The Pakistani city of Peshawar continues to bleed and reel from consequences of willful neglect, bad governance and a poor security regime. The writing on the wall is clear: the rot began in Peshawar in the name of jihad and transformed into terrorism in and around its vicinity. The Pakistani establishment owes Peshawar residents an apology for sowing the seeds of dysfunction here.

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Pakistan: Polio, Politics, Polemics & Personal Profit

A fast resurgent polio virus has turned Pakistan into a “polio comfort zone” and is evoking fears of its export worldwide but Islamabad’s efforts remain bureaucratic and confusing, lacking effective leadership.

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Pakistan’s Judges And Military Clash Over Rule of Law

Mohabat Shah has stood silently before the bench at Pakistan’s Supreme Court (in Islamabad) nearly every day last week. Shah’s four-year search for his son, Yasin, has come down to a handful of court hearings that are testing the power of Pakistan’s civilian government over its military.   The outcome of the legal tussles could have far-reaching effects for Pakistani …

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Pakistan’s Wildlife Protection: A Clarion Call

When death and destruction pervade incessantly in a region, its cost is not limited to human beings alone. Environment has to pay equal share. This phenomenon partly defines ecological cascade in the hilly-forested belt along Pakistan-Afghan borders, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and some parts of Balochistan (provinces in northeastern and southwestern Pakistan), where rich stock of wildlife is increasingly exposed to …

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Pakistan’s Dismal Education Prospects

  The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child recently published a report noting that Pakistan has the world’s second-largest number of children out of school, while in April 2012 UNICEF indicated that some 20 million Pakistani children, including an estimated 7.3 million of primary school age, are not in school. This phenomenon is one of the by-products …

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