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US drones slaughter dozens

05 June 2012
Three days of US drone attacks in north west Pakistan have left at least 27 dead.

Rochdale: The system failed abuse victims in its care

22 May 2012
Tory minister Baroness Warsi waded into the debate about the Rochdale abuse case last week. She claimed that some Pakistani men saw white women as "fair game".

Snookered

06 March 2012
This new play by Middlesbrough-based writer Ishy Din looks at the lives of four British Pakistani young men.

Pakistan kicks US out after lethal airstrike

13 December 2011
Hostilities between the US and Pakistan have dramatically escalated after a US airstrike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month.

Nato attack on Pakistan base provokes fury

28 November 2011
Nato’s attack on a Pakistan military base on Friday night has led to a huge crisis.

Secret Pakistan: The Taliban and Pakistan—but what’s the secret?

18 October 2011
So long as there are foreign forces in Afghanistan, there will be resistance and, sooner or later, the occupiers will be defeated. Everyone knows this is what is going to happen.

Nato’s war in Afghanistan is tearing into Pakistan

04 October 2011
Forty years of foreign intervention in Afghanistan—first with the Soviet Union, and now with NATO—have destroyed that country, and now threatens to expand to destroy Pakistan too.

Clampdown in Pakistan sees activists arrested and tortured

27 September 2011
The Pakistani state has arrested and tortured union and political activists using special anti-terror laws.

Pakistani state clamps down on unions and the left

23 September 2011
The Pakistani state is arresting and torturing union and political activists fighting against displacement from floods, privatisation, mass sackings and non-payment of wages.

The Taqwacores

16 August 2011
A shy Muslim from Pakistan, Yusef, joins a hardcore Islamic commune in New York and becomes radicalised.

US provokes deep anger in Pakistan

17 May 2011
President Barack Obama’s decision to send a hit squad to assassinate Osama Bin Laden has nudged up his faltering opinion poll ratings at home.

Pakistan: Poor pay price for West’s agenda

03 May 2011
Western commentators were quick to blame Pakistan for allowing Bin Laden to hide in Abbottabad—a military town just miles from the capital Islamabad.

West's leaders are bloody hypocrites

03 May 2011
Around the world newspaper front pages screamed with celebration at the announcement that US forces had killed Osama Bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan.

Bin Laden—from friend to foe of US imperialism

03 May 2011
Osama Bin Laden is often presented as single-handedly controlling world "terrorism" from a bunker in Afghanistan or Pakistan. It is a myth that has suited both Bin Laden and his enemies.

British state aided torture

15 March 2011
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said that the British government gave "tacit approval of whatever we were doing" when torturing British citizens as part of the "war on terror".

Jack Straw opens door to racism again

11 January 2011
Jack Straw lent credibility to the barrage of racism in the press when he said that the grooming of young women for sex was, "a specific problem" among Pakistani men. He made the statement after two men were jailed at Nottingham crown court after being found guilty of sexual abuse and rape.

Pakistan: new crisis shows horror caused by ‘war on terror’

11 January 2011
The assassination of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer last week highlights the destabilising effect of the "war on terror".

Pakistan: tensions deepen as war spills over

12 October 2010
Nato’s beleaguered Afghan war continued to spill over into Pakistan this week, reigniting tensions between the US and the leaders of its client state.

How corruption is built into capitalism

07 September 2010
The scandal of the Pakistan cricket team’s apparent cheating dominated the news for a week.

The real scandal in Pakistan isn’t cricket

31 August 2010
"It’s a national disaster," screamed the Pakistani press. "The shame that this has brought on the country is almost too much to bear," echoed the country’s top politicians.

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