By Malik Siraj Akbar The Asia Society last week released what it calls a unique sixty-one page report Pakistan 2020: A vision for Building a Better Future in New York and Washington DC. The report has endeavored to look at Pakistan from multiple lenses rather than solely focusing on the country’s security issues. A team … Read more
In two repeated incidents last week, Daily Tawar, a respected Urdu language newspaper of Balochistan, came under attack by the activists of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Mohiuddin faction), the student wing of the Balochistan National Party (BNP-Mengal). In the first event, enraged BSO activists burnt copies of the newspaper in Khuzdar district, which is a … Read more
Increasing Chinese influence in Balochistan is a matter of concern. Once again, the government of Balochistan and the natives of the province have been utterly snubbed in a major decision by the federal government to handover the Gwadar Port to China for operational purpose. This decision is likely to draw much criticism not only from … Read more
I have finally graduated as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow. In an impressive End Year Retreat held in lush Rocky Gap, I received my certificate which was signed by US President Obama and Secretary Hilary Clinton. The retreat was once again a wonderful opportunity to meet Fellows from all over the world. As many as 93 … Read more
I got my first story published on the official website of the Center for Public Integrity where I am doing my professional affiliation in Washington DC. The article is about Pakistani intelligence agencies complicity with the Islamic radical groups in the past. If you are interested to read the article, please click here.
I have said good bye to Phoenix and moved to Washington D.C. for my professional affiliation. This is sort of an internship that I am required to do for at least three weeks. I am just endeavoring to adjust at my new residence and work place in D.C but this whole city looks much like … Read more