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April 24, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Safeguarding the PCEC Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to Islamabad this weekbrought economic deals worth $46 billion...
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Article Alert: Sherry Proposes New Vision For Pak-US Ties

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has proposed new vision for the ties between Islamabad and Washington and for the purpose it has set out ten-point course of action. Pakistan’s ambassador to the United...
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March 23 – 29, 2015

March 27: Religious scholar gunned down in Nowshera Unidentified gunmen shot dead a religious scholar and ​seminary ​administrator, Maulana Amir Hamza. Hamza was a prominent religious scholar​ with a special attachment...
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February 9 – 15, 2015

February 11: Hazara girl killed in Quetta An eight-year-old Hazara girl succumbed to her wounds after allegedly having been sexually assaulted. The girl was found injured with deep knife wounds...
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November 7 – 13, 2016

November 8: Polio official kidnapped in Tank A polio official and his uncle were kidnapped by unidentified assailants in Tank. Dawn November 9: Prayer leader gunned down in Abbottabad Gunmen shot...
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October 31 – November 6, 2016

October 31: School attacked in Bahawalnagar At least two suspected militants attempted to breach a private school in Haroonabad, injuring a school guard in the process. Daily  Times  November 4: Six killed...
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October 17 – 23, 2016

October 17: One killed in Imambargah attack A boy was killed and eight others including a woman injured after unidentified terrorists hurled a grenade into a Shia gathering in Liaquatabad. Daily...
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October 24 – 30, 2016

October 25: Police officer killed in Peshawar attack A policeman was killed and two others injured after an explosion hit a police party providing security to a polio vaccination team. Dawn...
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October 10 – 16, 2016

October 13: Two booked on blasphemy charges in Kasur A prayer leader and student were arrested on blasphemy charges for burning pages torn out from the Holy Quran. Dawn October 14: Teacher...
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October 3 – 9, 2016

October 4: Four Hazara women killed in Quetta At least four Hazara women were killed and one other injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on their bus as they traveled to...
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September 19 – 25, 2016

September 20: Christian teen charged with blasphemy A Christian teenager was charged with blasphemy for sharing controversial content on social media. Express Tribune September 22: Man arrested for blasphemy in Kasur A disabled man...
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September 5 – 11, 2016

September 10: Polio official killed in Peshawar Unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior member of the country’s polio eradication campaign in Peshawar. Express Tribune
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September 12 – 18, 2016

September 16: Suicide blast kills 36 in Mohmand Agency At least 36 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide attack on a local mosque in Mohmand Agency...
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August 22 – 28, 2016

August 23: Two religious leaders killed in Karachi Two ASWJ seminary leaders were shot dead inside their office by unidentified assailants. Express Tribune August 23: Shia man gunned down in Karachi...
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August 29 – September 4, 2016

September 1: Lady polio worker attacked in Larkana Polio worker Sughra Lashari was injured in a gun-attack while on duty with a co-worker. Daily Times September 2: Peshawar's Christian Colony attacked...
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July 25 – 31,2016

July 26: Hindu charged with blasphemy in Ghotki A Hindu man was arrested for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran, an act that prompted mass protests and a shutdown by the...
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August 1 – 7,2016

August 1: Two Shias gunned down in Quetta Motorcyclist gunmen shot dead two members of the Shiite community on the outskirts of Balochistan’s capital. Daily Times August 4: Hindu doctor killed...
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Pakistan and the Battle Over Dishonorable Killings by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

The heinous murder of social media star QandeelBaloch has triggered a long-overdue wave of introspection in Pakistan about how it treats its women. Her “honor killing,” at the hands of her own brother,...
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June 27 – July 3, 2016

June 27: Polio workers attacked in Karak Two polio workers were shot at by gunmen in the Shaheedan Wazir village of Karak, but survived the attack. Express Tribune June 28: Three...
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July 4 – 10, 2016

July 9: Attack on Shia cleric in Islamabad Three armed men entered the house of a Shia cleric, Sagheer Ahmed Saifi, and opened fire killing his wife. Express Tribune  
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July 11 – 17, 2016

July 11: Christian man booked on blasphemy charge A Christian man was booked on a blasphemy charge in Gujrat after he allegedly shared blasphemous content via WhatsApp. Dawn July 12: Prayer...
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June 20 – 26, 2016

June 20: Ahmadi healer shot in Karachi A 50-year-old homeopathic doctor from the Ahmadi community was shot dead at his clinic in Karachi. Dawn June 20: Shopkeeper charged with blasphemy Sindh...
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June 6 – 12, 2016

June 6: School bombed in Jaffarabad A school building was partially damaged in a bomb blast in the Dera Allah Yar area of Balochistan's Jaffarabad district. Daily Times June 8: College...
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May 30 – June 5, 2016

June 4: Ahmadi man killed in Attock A doctor belonging to the Ahmadi community was gunned down outside his house in Attock. Express Tribune‎
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May 9 – 15, 2016

May 10: 2 killed in Quetta bomb attack Two policemen were killed and at least eight others wounded in an explosion targetting a security checkpost near Balochistan University. Pakistan Today
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May 2 -8, 2016

May 2: 18 injured in Peshawar mosque attack At least 18 worshippers including three seminary students were injured in a grenade attack on a mosque in the Thakal Bala area...
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April 25 – May 1, 2016

April 4: Police officer killed in Lakki Marwat Two motorcyclists gunned down a police constable deputed to protect an Imambargah. Dawn April 25: Lady doctor shot dead in Peshawar Two gunmen...
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April 18 – 24, 2016

April 20: Seven polio worker guards killed in Karachi Seven law-enforcement commandos tasked with guarding polio workers in Orangi Town were gunned down by armed motorcyclists. Dawn
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April 4 – 10, 2016

April 8: Three killed in Karachi attack Three members of the Shia community were shot dead by unidentified assailants after exiting the Najaf Imambargah. Daily Times
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What Brussels Really Means by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

The impact of the heinous Brussels attacks may not have altered daily lives in Europe just yet, let alone the rest of the world, but in the absence of global policy coherence...
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March 21 – 27, 2016

March 26: Polio worker killed in Landikotal A polio health worker in Landikotal, Khyber Agency was gunned down by three unidentified assailants. Express Tribune March 27: Suicide blast in Lahore park...
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March 14 – 20, 2016

March 16: Three polio workers attacked in Shikarpur A three-member polio team consisting of lady health workers was shot at and injured by armed men in Garhi Yasin, Shikarpur. Dawn March...
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Women in the Cross Hairs by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

No progressive citizen in Pakistan with any experience of the public discourse on women today expects change to be easy or unambiguous. Not if we have any sense of our...
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February 29 – March 6, 2016

March 1: Ahmadi man killed near Sheikhupura A 35-year-old member of the Ahmadi community was stabbed to death outside his home near Sheikhupura district. Express Tribune March 3: Man sentenced to prison...
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February 15 – 21, 2016

February 17: Polio worker shot in Lahore Unidentified gunmen shot at and injured a polio worker before fleeing from the scene. The News  February 19: Government school attacked in Dera Ismail...
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February 8 – 14, 2016

February 8: Religious scholar, son, killed in PeshawarShia scholar Malik Iftikhar Ali, along with his son Hasnain, was gunned down by armed motorcyclists near Kohati Gate area in Peshawar. The News...
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January 11 – 17, 2016

January 11: Three members of polio team held hostage in Layyah Three members of a polio team were held hostage when they tried to administer polio drops to the children...
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January 4 – 10, 2016

January 8: Schoolteachers injured in Charsadda attack Three schoolteachers sustained injuries when unidentified armed motorcyclists opened fire on them. The News
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JI President Sherry Rehman’s short byte on what 2016 could bring for India-Pakistan peace process

Will Delhi and Islamabad be able to agree on the various components of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue in 2016 and resume talks, or will they spend most of the year talking...
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Asia’s Fragile Heart by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

The Heart of Asia conference brought the only good news in months to a Pakistan hunkering down to critical fights, yet still faced with a soft power deficit at home...
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December 7 – 13, 2015

December 13: 25 killed in Parachinar market bombing At least 25 people were killed and 62 injured when a device containing 35 kilograms of explosives ripped through a makeshift market...
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November 23 – 29, 2015

November 23: Man jailed for Facebook hate speech in Lahore An anti-terrorism court jailed a man for 13 years after he posted what was deemed to be sectarian hate speech...
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Keynote Address by the Prime Minister at JI’s Flood Conference

The following is the text from the Prime Minister's keynote address to participants at the Jinnah Institute's conference, "Pakistan at Risk" held on September 23rd 2010. Bismillah i Rahman i...
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November 16 – 22, 2015

November 20: Imambargah caretaker shot in Peshawar Unidentified armed men shot at the caretaker of a local Imambargah in Peshawar, killing him on the spot. Pakistan Today  November 20: Ahmadiyya factory...
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November 9 – 15, 2015

November 9: Attack on Imambargah in Karachi At least three persons were injured in a cracker attack on Imambargah Hussainia Sajjadia in North Nazimabad. Dawn
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November 2 – 8, 2015

November 4: Two brothers shot in Quetta A member of the Hazara community was killed in an attack on his auto workshop in the provincial capital. Express Tribune November 6: Two...
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Missing Out on Climate Diplomacy

by  Sherry Rehman

As another earthquake takes its October toll on Pakistan, few will remember the floods from only weeks ago that devastated large swathes of the country. While the shifting of Eurasian...
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October 19 – 25, 2015

October 19: 11 killed in Quetta bus explosion At least 11 persons were killed and 22 others injured in an explosion on Quetta’s Sariab Road, after a time device planted...
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October 12 – 18, 2015

October 12: Three Ahmadis attacked in Karachi Three members of the Ahmadi community survived a gun attack in the city after armed miscreants opened fire as they were returning home. Express...
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October 5 – 11, 2015

October 8: Christian healer charged with blasphemy in Sargodha Police charged and arrested a Christian faith healer in Sargodha after town residents accused him of blasphemy. Dawn
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Pakistan’s UN Bromide by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

The prime minister’s speech at the UNGA can only be assessed as neither a whimper nor a bang. It was perfectly competent, and delivered in the same vein. But was...
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September 28 – October 4, 2015

September 29: Schoolteacher shot in Batkhela A schoolteacher was killed and a bystander left injured after armed gunmen opened fire in Piran. The News September 30: Man killed in Karachi attack...
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September 21 – 27, 2015

September 26: Girls’ school bombed in Bara Unidentified persons planted an explosive device at a state-run school for girls in the Bara teshil of Khyber Agency, resulting in extensive property...
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September 7 -13, 2015

September 9: Two ASWJ activists shot dead in Karachi Armed gunmen on a motorcycle shot at and killed two ASWJ activists in Karachi before fleeing the scene. Daily Times
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August 31 – September 6

September 5: Christian arrested for blasphemy in Kasur A Christian labourer in Kasur was arrested and placed on judicial remand for allegedly issuing blasphemous remarks. Daily Times
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August 24 – 30, 2015

August 25: Religious scholar shot dead in D.I. Khan Unidentified armed men on a motorcycle shot dead a prominent religious scholar Maulana Sheraman near Abu Samra in Dera Ismail Khan,...
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August 17 – 23

August 17: School attacked in Bara A school building in the Waliabad area of Bar Qambarkhel was left badly damaged after miscreants detonated an explosive device atmidnight, before fleeing the...
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‘JI President Sherry Rehman ‎asks if Islamabad can Leverage the China-Iran Opportunity’

by  Sherry Rehman

As the big global strategic picture shifts on its axis, Pakistan has opportunity knocking in two broad gradients, if not more. The only worry is that even if the knocks...
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July 20 – 26, 2015

July 26: US Embassy worker killed in Islamabad Unidentified gunmen killed a local employee of the United States Embassy in Islamabad. Police identified the dead employee as Iqbal Baig, adding...
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June 29 – July 5

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July 6 – 12, 2015

July 6: Three Hazaras killed in Quetta Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a crowd outside a passport office in Quetta, killing three members of the Hazara community and injuring two...
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June 22 – 28, 2015

June 26: One killed in Bajaur bomb blast At least one person was killed and two others injured after a bomb was detonated outside a mosque in the Mahmond Tehsil...
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June 15 – 21, 2015

June 17: School damaged in Bajaur Agency bombing When an explosive device planted by unknown miscreants near a government primary school for boys in the Tnagi Ghari Gall area of...
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June 1 – 7, 2015

June 1: ASWJ member gunned down in Islamabad A senior member of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), Maulana Ilyas Khan was targeted while travelling in his car. Multiple gunshots caught the attention...
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May 25 – 31, 2015

May 25: Christian locality attacked in Lahore Christian residents of the Sanda neighbourhood in Lahore fled after being attacked by a charged mob. The incident occurred after a Christian was accused of defiling the Holy Quran. Express...
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May 18 – 24, 2015

May 19: Three injured in attack on Mardan polio team Three persons were injured after a polio team administering vaccines in Tambulak was ambushed this week. The attacker was immediately shot and...
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May 22, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Intelligence Sharing An agreement this week between Pakistan and Afghanistan to devise a mechanism to share intelligence is a...
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May 11 – 17, 2015

May 12: One killed, seven injured in Quetta A member of the Hazara community was killed and seven others injured in two separate firing incidents in Quetta. The second incident...
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May 4 – 10, 2015

May 6: One killed in Kurram ambush One person was killed and at least three others injured ​when two suicide bombers detonated their vests after they tried to enter a school in the ​Alizai area of ​l​ower Kurram Agency,​...
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April 27 – May 3, 2015

April 27: Three Hazaras killed in Quetta At least three members of the Hazara community were killed in a targeted attack on a local bus stop in Satellite Town. The...
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Five Flashpoints for Strategic Planners by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

For a country navigating multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan’s economic, governance and policy-delivery deficits have been a constraint on strategic resource-allocation and decision-making. Continued economic fragility has also seriously...
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April 17, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Lakhvi and Indo-Pak Ties Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and commander and alleged planner of the...
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April 10, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Pak-Iran Developments While this week’s visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was ostensibly geared...
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March 30 – April 5, 2015

April 7: School principal attacked in Peshawar The principal of a private educational institute survived a targeted bomb blast in Karachi's Mathra area. Saifullah was on his way home when...
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March 30 – April 5, 2015

April 2: Policeman guarding polio team attacked in DI Khan A policeman escorting polio vaccinators was wounded after gunmen shot him in ​the ​Kulachi ​t​ehsil of DI Khan. Express Tribune
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April 3, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Militant Dynamics  This week’s report of a splinter faction of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) pledging allegiance to...
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March 27, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Interest Rates Decline on the Back of Falling Inflation   The State Bank on Monday decreased the...
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March 16 – 22, 2015

March 17: Two polio workers killed in Mansehra Two lady health workers and a police constable were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at a polio vaccination team on the...
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March 20, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week Saudi Dilemma Half a dozen unofficial trips later, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made his first official visit...
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March 6, 2015

A Friday rundown of Pakistan's top policy headlines on JI's radar this week A Leap for Indo-Pak Ties Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar's maiden visit to Islamabad this week has...
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March 9 – 15, 2015

March 15: Two churches attacked in Lahore Fifteen people were killed and around 75 injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up during prayers at two churches in Youhanabad, sparking...
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March 2 – 8, 2015

March 4: Shia lawyer killed in Karachi A senior lawyer from the Shia community, who also served as counsel for various activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was shot...
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Shifting Gears in a Minefield by JI President Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

Turning points often get read as pathways to either ruin or glory. In Pakistan, where muddle-through often serves as policy, the power of overnight change has much cognitive impact. But...
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January 5 – 11, 2015

January 6: Two Shia brothers shot dead in Karachi  Two brothers were killed in a sectarian attack in the busy Gol Market in Nazimabad. Salman Shabbir, 22, was left dead after...
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December 22 – 28, 2014

December 22: Trader shot dead in Karachi sectarian attack A trader was killed and two others left wounded in a target-killing attack in Karachi. The victims, Syed Aun Naqvi, Syed Mutahir...
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December 15 – 21, 2014

December 15: NGO-run school bombed in Charsadda The building of a private school run by a non-government organisation was blown up in Kang by unknown militants. The perpetrators had planted...
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December 8 – 14, 2014

December 9: Polio vaccine worker shot dead in Faisalabad A school teacher was shot dead while working on a polio vaccination campaign in Faisalabad. 48-year-old school teacher Sarfraz Ahmad, a...
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December 1 – 7, 2014

December 3: ASWJ activist killed in Karachi The dead body of a missing activist of the banned extremist group, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, was found in a morgue in the...
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November 24 – 30, 2014

November 24: Polio worker injured in Charsadda Two polio vaccine providers were left injured after unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on them in Charsadda. The two victims, Sajid and Asifullah, were...
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November 17 – 23, 2014

November 17: Three injured in grenade explosion in school At least three students were injured when a hand grenade exploded in a classroom of a Government High school in Bannu. Police...
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November 10 – 16, 2014

November 10: Two killed outside Rawalpindi Imambargah Two constables were killed and two others injured when three unidentified men opened fire on them outside an imambargah. The slain policemen were...
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October 27 -November 2, 2014

October 27: Primary School destroyed in Khyber Agency Militants blew up a primary school in Bara tehsil in the Khyber Agency. There was no casualty reported from the attack as the school was closed at...
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October 20 – 26, 2014

October 21: Young man killed in Karachi sectarian attack A young man from Karachi's besieged Shia community was gunned down in Liaquatabad by unknown target killers. The 25 year old Basharat...
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October 13 – 19, 2014

October 14: Shopkeeper killed in Karachi sectarian attack A 45-year-old shopkeeper was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack in Landhi. Munir Raza was sitting at his shop when four gunmen...
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October 6 – 12, 2014

October 8: Two polio workers killed in Mohmand Agency Three people, including two off-duty polio vaccinators, were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near Tehsil Safi in Mohmand...
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September 29 – October 5, 2014

October 1: Attack on school kills teacher Unidentified militants lobbed two hand grenades at the girls’ section of a private school in Charsadda, killing a teacher named Honey Bibi and...
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September 22- 28, 2014

September 22: Ahmadi doctor killed in Mirpurkhas  An Ahmadi doctor was shot dead outside his homeopathic clinic in Mirpurkhas district. Dr. Mubashir Khoso was fatally assaulted by two gunmen riding...
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September 15 – 21, 2014

September 17: Shia man killed in Peshawar A Shia man and an employee of Peshawar's Central Prison was gunned down by unknown men in Sarki in KPK province. It was...
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September 8 – 14, 2014

September 8: Girls' school destroyed in Bajaur A recently reconstructed girls primary school in Bajaur Agency was blown up for a second time by militants on the eve of International...
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September 1 – 7, 2014

September 1: Private school attacked in Turbat, Quetta Armed men torched a private school in the Dasht area of Turbat, a western district of Balochistan. The men also set an...
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August 25 – 31, 2014

August 26: Shrine bombed in Mastung The shrine of a revered Sufi saint was left completely destroyed after an explosive planted on the site went off. The shrine, belonging to...
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Sherry Rehman, President Jinnah Institute on Modi’s Greta Garbo Moment on Kashmir

by  Sherry Rehman

MODI’S GRETA GARBO MOMENT ON KASHMIR By Sherry Rehman There is no crisis between India and Pakistan that has not been tried on for size. The latest one, though, comes...
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August 18 – 24, 2014

August 19: Six killed in Bajaur bombing Six people were killed in a bombing in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency when when a remote-controlled explosive device was set off as a...
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August 11 – 17, 2014

August 12: Two shot dead in Karachi sectarian attacks Two men, including a doctor, were gunned down in separate incidents of sectarian target killings. The first victim, Dr Amir Mehdi,...
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August 4 – 10, 2014

August 5: Two Shias killed in Karachi  Two men were shot dead in a sectarian attack in Liaquatabad on Tuesday night. Ashraf, 50, and Hameed, 30, were sitting at a hair-dresser's...
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July 28 – August 3, 2014

July 28: Woman and two girls killed in Gujranwala blasphemy row A mob torched an Ahmadi neighbourhood in Gujranwala, killing a woman and two girls in a row over blasphemy....
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Winning Our Own War by Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

10 things to do beyond North Waziristan As Pakistan’s military runs through its ground offensive in the federally-administered North Waziristan tribal agency in the punishing July heat of Ramzan, the...
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July 21 – 27, 2014

July 23: Senior Lawyer killed in Karachi sectarian attack A senior lawyer was gunned down in a sectarian attack in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area. Syed Mubarak Raza Kazmi, 60, was attacked by...
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July 14 – 20, 2014

July 14: Man sentenced to death over blasphemy charges A man in Lahore was sentenced to death by a sessions court after being found guilty of writing blasphemous remarks against...
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July 7 – 13, 2014

July 8: Two mosques attacked in Panjgur Gunmen opened fire at two mosques in Panjgur district. According to Levies officials, the motorcycle-bound attackers showed up outside the mosques and started shooting...
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June 30 – July 6

July 2: ASWJ man gunned down in Karachi A 27-year-old man was shot dead in Malir City by unidentified target killers. Habibullah was an activist for the banned extremist group Ahle...
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June 23 – 29, 2014

June 24: Second ASWJ leader attacked in Rawalpindi A local leader of the political wing of a banned extremist group was killed by unidentified gunmen in Rawalpindi. Maulana Izhar-ul-Haq Farooqui of...
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June 16 – 22, 2014

June 16: Shopkeeper killed in Karachi sectarian attack A shopkeeper was shot dead in a sectarian attack in Azizabad. Akram Jafferi, 45, was sitting at his store when gunmen on a...
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June 9 – 15, 2014

June 9: Two brothers killed in Karachi sectarian attack Two young brothers were killed in a sectarian attack in Nazimabad. Mohammed Bashir, 35, and Mohammed Nazir, 28, were riding a motorcycle...
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June 2 – 8, 2014

June 4: Man booked for temple desecration sent to jail A suspect allegedly involved in damaging an idol and destroying religious literature in the Shivaji Mandir in Kot Ghulam Mohammad,...
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May 26 – June 1, 2014

May 26: US - based Ahmadi doctor killed in Lahore An American doctor who was volunteering in Pakistan was shot dead by gunmen in Lahore. Dr. Mehdi Ali, a 50...
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The Modi-Sharif Meeting: Sherry Rehman Points the Way Forward

by  Sherry Rehman

The Audacity of Hope The flight to New Delhi for Pakistan’s Prime Minister to attend NarendarModi’s inaugural among other SAARC leaders is a short one, but it is nothing short...
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May 19 – 25, 2014

May 19: Four killed in Karachi sectarian attacks Four people, including an Imambargah trustee, were gunned down in various sectarian attacks in different parts of the city. All the victims...
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May 12 – 18, 2014

May 13: Imambargah destroyed in Mansehra bomb blast The Shia community in Mansehra came out in protests after unidentified militants blew up the Masjid Ameerul Momineen Hazrat Ali (AS) Imambargah in the...
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May 5 – 11, 2014

May 6: Girls School damaged in Bannu blast A state-run girl's school was severely damaged when an improvised explosive device planted on-site went off. The attack was the latest in...
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Interview of the Month: Journalism Under Threat

by  Rabia Mehmood

In conversation with Raza Rumi Over the last five years, reporting on sensitive issues has put journalists under extreme threat in Pakistan. Ranked at number nine on the Committee to...
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April 28 – May 4, 2014

May 1: Three schools bombed in Northern Pakistan Militants in Pakistan continued their campaign against local schools as they blew up three separate buildings in the Mohmand agency and Charsadda...
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April 21 – 27, 2014

April 22: Trader gunned down in Karachi sectarian attack A trader was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack in Gulberg Town. Syed Sajjad Mehdi, 30, was driving away from...
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April 14 – 20, 2014

April 17: Shopkeeper killed in sectarian attack A shopkeeper was shot dead and his employee wounded in a sectarian attack in Rizvia Society, Karachi. Syed Sadiq Hussain and his assistant Mohammed...
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April 7 – 13, 2014

April 9: Shia doctor killed in Karachi A general physician was shot dead in yet another sectarian attack on a Shia professional in Karachi. The victim was in-charge of the...
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March 31 – April 6, 2014

March 31: Ahmedi man held for descrating Quran in Hyderabad An Ahmedi man was arrested for allegedly desecrating the Quran in Tando Allahyar. A 12 year old boy, who was...
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March 24 – 30, 2014

March 24: Polio vaccinator killed in Peshawar The severely tortured body of a polio vaccinator was found in a field near Peshawar a few days after she had been abducted....
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India’s New Tryst with Destiny? by Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

As India turns inwards to its next election, the world watches with a mixture of anxiety and hope. Hope, because India has the capacity to lead South Asia into a...
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March 17 – 23, 2014

March 17: Three suffer burn injuries during Holi Three members of the Hindu community suffered injuries after a mutual friend threw coloured water laced with acid on them during a Holi festival...
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Crimson Tide: Storm Brewing Over Pakistan by Sherry Rehman

by  Sherry Rehman

A regional storm is brewing, and Pakistan could well be at its centre. As Pakistan faces off its darkest moment of terrorist challenge, citizens are asking how long they will...
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March 10 – 16, 2014

March 10: Man killed in Karachi sectarian attack A young man was shot dead in a suspected sectarian attack in New Karachi. Akhter Hussain, 35, was sitting at his shop when...
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March 3 – 9, 2014

March 5: Prayer leader killed in Peshawar A prayer leader was shot dead in the Laja Garhi village near Peshawar by unidentified assailants. The victim was an Afghan national.  Dawn...
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February 24 – March 2, 2014

February 24: Three killed in Karachi sectarian attacks Three men, including a teacher at the Iranian cultural centre, were shot dead in suspected sectarian attacks. The teacher, Mohammad Hussain, had been...
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February 17 – 23, 2014

February 18: Polio team kidnapped in Tank  Pakistan’s anti-polio efforts received another setback after a vaccination team was kidnapped. The six-member team included a doctor working for the World Health...
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February 16 – 22, 2015

February 16: Polio workers attacked in Swat A team of polio vaccination workers in the Qambar town in Swat valley narrowly avoided serious injury after a local man opened fire...
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February 10 – 16, 2014

February 10: Three teachers shot in Hangu Unidentified militants gunned down three teachers who were returning to their homes from school in Kach Bandha, Hangu. The teachers, identified as Faqir...
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February 3 – 9, 2014

February 3: One killed in sectarian attack A young man was shot dead while another critically wounded in a sectarian attack in Karachi. Arif Hussain Mehdi, 25, and Mohammed Rafiq,...
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February 2 – 8, 2015

February 2: Mentally challenged man accused of blasphemy A mentally challenged person was acquitted in a blasphemy case after the complainant and witnesses appeared retracted their statements in court. In...
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January 27 – February 2, 2014

January 27: Shia leader gunned down in Khanpur Pakistan’s wave of sectarian violence on its Shia community continued, as a member of a local Shia association was shot down in...
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January 26 – February 1, 2015

January 26: Another gunman guarding polio workers killed in Karachi A second attack on policemen guarding polio vaccine workers took place in Karachi within a week after a policeman was...
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January 20 – 26, 2014

January 20: Shia scholar shot dead in Peshawar Unknown gunmen shot dead a prominent Shia cleric in the historic Kissa Khwani market of Peshawar. Allama Alim Al-Musvi was a locally...
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January 19 – 25, 2015

January 19: Policeman escorting vaccinators gunned down in Karachi A police official escorting polio vaccine workers in Karachi’s Orangi Town was left critically wounded in a gun attack. ASI Tabassum...
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January 13 – 19, 2014

January 16: Blast at Peshawar Tablighi seminary  At least ten people were killed and more than 60 injured when a bomb exploded at a religious centre in Peshawar. The explosion...
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January 6 – 12, 2014

January 6: School bombed in Bannu Unidentified persons blew up a Government Girls Primary School in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province by planting explosives at the site. However, no casualty was reported...
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Books to Remember from 2013

by  Sherry Rehman

Apart from the staple of American foreign policy page-turners such as Confront and Conceal by David Sanger, Little America by Rajiv Chandrasakeran, and Vali Nasr’s incisive Dispensable Nation, for me...
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December 30 – January 5, 2014

December 30: Two killed outside Rawalpindi Imambargah Two police officials were gunned down while another policeman and a passerby were critically wounded at Dhok Syedan when four gunmen riding two...
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December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015

December 30: Two schools torched in Kurram Militants set fire to two government-run schools in Kurram agency, leaving both buildings completely destroyed. Security officials in the area responding to the...
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In the Service of Pakistan: The Politics of Living Dangerously

by  Sherry Rehman

Karachi – October 10,2013: Sherry Rehman, Executive President of Jinnah Institute and former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, said that the service of Pakistan is the principle lens through which she...
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Sherry Rehman chairs the National Knowledge Seminar organised by SFCG and SDPI

by  Sherry Rehman

Islamabad – October 1, 2013: Representatives from major political parties, civil society organizations, media and international development institutions have called for upholding the rule of law, protecting the state’s writ, and...
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Article Alert: Hard Choices in Syria

As the Syrian crisis escalates, the leadership forced on America after the Second World War has once again taken it to the frontlines of what it sees as international obligation....
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Pakistan’s Sherry Rehman stands alone after colleagues’ assassinations

The Washington Post By Karin Brulliard, March 28 KARACHI— In the past three months, Sherry Rehman’s rambling, art-filled house in this southern city has become a self-imposed prison. The liberal lawmaker knows...
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“Local Governments are Vital to Disaster-Response and Must be Revived Soon” Stakeholders at JI Consultation

Islamabad, 16 September: Participants at a stakeholder dialogue organized by the Jinnah Institute (JI) highlighted critical deficits in coordination in inter-agency relief efforts. The participants identified many gaps in the...
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Sherry Rehman, JI Exec President attends workshop conducted by ISSI, Carnegie Institute

by  Sherry Rehman

October 24, 2013 – Jinnah Institute Executive President, Sherry Rehman, talks on “Pakistan’s Strategic Choices and Changing Calculus” at a workshop conducted jointly by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad and...
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Ambassador Sherry Rehman, Jinnah Institute President at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs

by  Sherry Rehman

Karachi – October 14, 2013 – Speaking at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Jinnah Institute President, Sherry Rehman, signaled the importance of embedding foreign policy firmly in the service of...
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Research Brief: Aasia Bibi’s case

Aasia Bibi, a Christian labourer and mother of five, sentenced to death under the Blasphemy Law by a court in the Nankana Sahib district of Punjab was to be hanged...
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Media Review of Foreign Policy Challenges Confronting the New Government

by  Anam Nasir

The foreign policy challenges facing the new government have been subject of much interest in the local newspapers. Editorials in the leading papers have identified Pakistan's policies towards United States,...