نامعلوم افراد نے ہندوؤں کے مقدس اوراق جلادیے

سندھ کے ضلع خیرپور میں نامعلوم افراد نے مندر کے اندر داخل ہوکر ہندوؤں کے مقدس اوراق کو آگ لگادی جس کے بعد علاقے…

Ideology, impunity & chaos

The sheer barbarity of the attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan’s largest and one of the more misgoverned cities shocked the country. It…

One year after: On the endangered freedoms in Pakistan

It has been a year as I wrote here since I was almost assassinated. I have already posted the tribute to Mustafa who died…

A year ago, I was almost killed

A year ago, I suffered the fate of thousands of Pakistanis who have been attacked, maimed and terrorised by violent extremism. I was lucky…

Baba Farid’s shrine and the barbarians within us

This morning arrived with the shocking news of the recent barbarity played out in Pakpattan (formerly known as Ajodhan) when two criminals left bombs…

Bleak prospects

My op-ed published in Express-Tribune today It is evident that the Pakistani state faces a crisis of legitimacy and survival. Twelve years ago, on…

Lahore’s shrine bombed – outrageous, barbaric and unacceptable

As if the recent acts of violence and an atmosphere of fear was not enough, the butchers have attacked Lahore’s oldest and grandest shrine…

Lahore attack strikes Sufism, a tolerant blend of Islam

A France24 story By Leela JACINTO (where I was quoted) The attack on the landmark Data Darbar shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of…

Suicide Bombers Strike Sufi Shrine in Pakistan

I was quoted in this piece – wish the references were made in a less tragic context. “Suicide Bombers Strike Sufi Shrine in Pakistan”,…

No respite in Lahore: Gunmen storm Jinnah Hospital

No respite in Lahore: Gunmen storm Jinnah Hospital, 12 dead  Just as we thought that the government will proceed with investigations, another act of…

Is this Jinnah’s Pakistan?

The massacre of Ahmadis in Lahore has once again exposed the inner fissures of our society. As if treating them like second class citizens…

Al-Jazeera: Deaths in Pakistan mosques raids

Al-Jazeera Armed men attack minority religious sect’s places of worship in Lahore. Assailants with guns and grenades have attacked two mosques in the eastern…

Lahore’s now the latest target of Taliban

Quoted in The New York Times Once again the terrorists have hit Lahore. But this time they have chosen the favourite target of the…

Lahore – a nightmare that is still not over

Updated: my quotes in Tehran Times Today’s events in Lahore have shaken the entire country. The zealots and the bigots aside, an ordinary Pakistani…