When we summon civilian bureaucrats, they show up and pay heed to our recommendations. When we call upon the military officials, who are heading civilian departments, they don’t care to respond
Persecution of the Shiite Hazaras is nothing new in Pakistan or neighbouring Afghanistan. They have been frequently targeted by Taliban and Islamic State militants and other Sunni Muslim militant groups in both countries.
Impactful soft power initiatives in Pakistan are still few and far between, but they are nevertheless happening because a liberal section of the power elite has realised that their country has already lost a lot of time trying to establish itself as the vanguard of the Islamic world
Pakistan government had to acquiesce to importing sugar and cotton from India, against the wishes of its internal stakeholders. India needs to secure its supply chains to avoid a similar situation.
The group represents a powerful Sunni sect and its mission is to protect the honour of the prophet. The TLP is now a formidable political force in Pakistan
Meanwhile, blasphemy against Hinduism continues, with Khan’s ministers openly mocking Hindu deities and around 1,000 Hindu and Christian girls, mostly underage, forcibly converted to Islam each year.