Tag: Aqil Shah

Pakistan’s Erdogan? Imran Khan’s populism is ‘bent toward Islamism’

     

It’s been a difficult few days for the party that used to run Pakistan, The New York Times reports: First, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, known as the P.M.L.-N., came a… Read more »

‘Judicial coup’ mars Pakistan’s democratic transition

     

Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday from holding public office for life in a corruption inquiry linked to the Panama Papers, which had named three of his children as owners… Read more »

China’s OBOR raising unease about Pakistan’s fragile democracy

     

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before… Read more »

Pakistan’s ‘democratic opportunity’?

     

Clashes erupted Monday between the riot police and thousands of supporters of the opposition politician Imran Khan in northwestern Pakistan, ahead of his plan to hold a protest in the… Read more »

Countering violent extremism in Pakistan

     

The drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour confirms that the U.S. will chase and hunt down terrorists who seek refuge in Pakistan, says Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S… Read more »

Political violence pushes Bangladesh close to ‘democratic collapse’

     

  Al Qaeda and Islamic State have both sought to gain a foothold in this predominantly Muslim nation of 160 million people, and experts worry that Bangladesh is ill equipped… Read more »

Can civil society tame Pakistan’s violent extremism?

     

Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators… Read more »