Category: Pakistan

Pakistan

Countering violent extremism in Pakistan

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In the wake of a major terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan earlier this year, Zahid Shahab Ahmed discusses the way ahead for countering violent religious extremism in the country Acts of terrorism in Pakistan have decreased significantly in the past couple of years, but the rise in violent extremism is alarming. The […]

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Karachi’s looming water crisis

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Water shortages pose a grave threat to Pakistan’s viability From 2600 to 1700 BCE the Indus Valley Civilisation flourished as one of the cradles of civilisation. At its peak, it had a population of five million and sustained cities of up to 50,000 people. This was made possible by sophisticated irrigation systems that featured sewers, […]

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South Asia’s emerging refugee crisis

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Afghan refugees are not just Pakistan’s problem Since the Arab Spring, the international community has faced a migration crisis. The ongoing war in Syria alone has made almost five million people refugees. Of these, just over 10 per cent have sought refuge in Europe, with many more hoping to do so. Thousands have died in […]