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Bin Laden Unites Pakistan

Decades have passed since Pakistan’s  elected government, the opposition, the military and the media spoke the same language on one issue. The last time when one saw overwhelming consensus among all these segments of society was perhaps the war with India in 1965. The killing of Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad in  a […]

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Understanding the Balochistan Imbroglio

By Malik Siraj Akbar Foreigners who have never heard of Pakistan’s Balochistan crisis are often comforted by the fact that they are not the only ones who do not know much about the raging conflict. Even most Pakistanis are equally ignorant about the gruesome developments taking place inside Balochistan because of a nearly complete blackout […]

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OBL's Death Has Saddened Pakistan's 'Right' Media

OBL's Death Has Saddened Pakistan's 'Right' Media

With the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in what appears to be a covert American operation in the garrison town of Abbottabad, Pakistanis are  in a state of deja vu.  While the international community is caught in a state of disbelief that the world’s most wanted terrorist was hiding inside Pakistan, a country […]

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Malik Siraj Akbar

Malik Siraj Akbar is a freelance journalist based in Washington DC. A 2010-11 Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Malik is the editor-in-chief of The Baloch Hal, the first online English newspaper of Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province. He worked for five years as the Bureau Chief of Daily Times, a reputed Pakistani English newspaper.


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