Militant Groups

Pakistan in Saudi-led anti-terrorism alliance?: Background


PIPS

19 December 2015

Research Article

On 15 December, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a military alliance against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh. To the surprise of Pakistan, it too was included in the alliance. Meanwhile, Pakistani Foreign Office later clarified that it is still looking into the details of the role of Pakistan in the alliance proposal. So, is Pakistan part of the alliance? Or, is it  not? To understand the broader politics behind, do read recent insights by... Read More

Stopping the banned groups


Mehwish Rani

07 December 2015

Research Article

W hile the NAP lays down a comprehensive framework for combating the entire spectrum of the terrorist threat in Pakistan, its seventh point calls for taking steps against “re-emergence of banned militant organizations.” Clampdown Almost immediately after NAP was released in January, a spurt of activity followed. Sub committees headed by federal ministers to monitor each point of the plan, were set up, though nothing has been heard about them... Read More

95% of laws are Islamic in Pakistan: Dr. Khalid


03 December 2015

Events

In Pakistan, 95% of the laws are Islamic; only 5% are those in which Council of Islamic Ideology have proposed changes as per Quran and Sunnah. Yet people of Pakistan, from a layman to an education person, think that there is no Islamic law in Pakistan. Such is the confusion around, a confusion created by the clergy. These views were expressed by renowned Islamic scholar and former chair of CII Dr. Khalid Masood, at the launch of his book. The event was organized by Pak Institute for Peace... Read More

Militant economy of Karachi


Zia Ur Rehman

20 June 2013

Research Article

Karachi is Pakistan’s financial hub and its most populous city with an estimated population of 23.5 million as of April 2013 (Khan, 2012a). While Islamabad is the political capital, Karachi is the country’s foremost commercial and financial centre. It accounts for the lion’s share in Pakistan’s gross domestic product and generates at least 60 percent of national revenue. The city is also home to the central bank or State Bank of Pakistan, the Karachi Stock Exchange and... Read More

Understanding North Punjab in the Context of Pakistani Diaspora in Britain


Safdar Sial

17 March 2011

Research Article

A census report by the Institute for Public Policy Research in London counted that 7.53 percent of Britain’s population in 2001 was born overseas.2 Among the top non-UK birthplaces of Britain's population, Pakistan was ranked third after Republic of Ireland and India.3 British Pakistanis mainly hail from three parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir: Mirpur, which has produced more than 42 percent of their over one million population in Britain,4 and North and Central Punjab. Many British... Read More

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