Is Pakistan capable of protecting its minorities?

The recent attack on the Ismaili Muslims in Karachi brought a lot of things into perspective. Firstly, it exposed the ineffectiveness of various military, rangers and police operations, and, secondly, it unveiled the dangers our minority communities are exposed to. Read more about Is Pakistan capable of protecting its minorities?

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Gilgit-Baltistan elections: The nth nail in the coffin of women equality

Religion has deepened its roots into Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) once again, where the Legislative elections are set to be held in June, 2015. Read more about Gilgit-Baltistan elections: The nth nail in the coffin of women equality

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Cheating Gilgit-Baltistan again and again

Caretaker chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Sher Jahan Mir, while addressing an investment conference said final touches were being given to the mineral, tourism, timber and power policies of the region. Read more about Cheating Gilgit-Baltistan again and again

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Boundaries and identities in High Asia

High Asia comprises the regions of the Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamirs, the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau. Nestled among the greatest massifs in the world, this region is home to diverse cultures, languages and worldviews. Despite harsh climatic conditions, rugged terrain and challenges in inaccessibility, local communities in High Asia developed linkages with neighbouring areas and polities. 
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Why nation is divided on non-issues?

Disunity and differences on petty issues can be seen as the major cause of enslavement of the two million people of Gilgit-Baltistan. In almost all the national issues, we can see the people of the region at disarray. Even on the main constitutional issue, the people are not on the same page. If one section of society speaks in support of the constitutional rights the other considers it its main responsibility to oppose it tooth and nail. Read more about Why nation is divided on non-issues?

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