Reporter’s Notebook

Reporter’s Notebook: The Qadri Supporter

Jan 2013

There is more to the story of Qadri than the selfless preacher who returned home to save his motherland. That, however, does not negate the need to understand The Qadri Supporter. So, here’s an attempt to put a face to the faceless masses. During two short visits–one, on the evening of Qadri’s arrival, and...
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A Legal Take on the Supreme Court Arrest Order | Q&A

By M.A.
Jan 2013

As news of the Supreme Court (SC) arrest order for Prime Minister (PM) Raza Pervaiz Ashraf unfolds, Tanqeed speaks to Supreme Court Advocate, Feisal H Naqvi, to understand the legal dimensions of the decision: Tanqeed: With the information you have at hand, what exactly has the court decided? Feisal H Naqvi: It’s not entirely clear but from...
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Reporter’s Notebook: Swat

Jan 2013

Some time in 2008, I met Lalaji (Khan Sahib) and his nephew, refugees from Swat who had fled to Brooklyn. Reading the Amnesty International report on the abuses of the Pakistan Army, their stories come back to me now, along with others I heard when I finally went to Swat in 2009 shortly after...
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