Daily Archives: February 28, 2016

Feb 29: Shaheed Abdul Waheed Baloch & Shaheed Salman Baloch

“Death is unavoidable; if we overcome the fear of it, then nobody in this world can keep our motherland a slave in rotten shackles.” Shaheed Abdul Waheed Baloch 

Shaheed Abdul Waheed Baloch & Shaheed Salman Baloch

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Pakistan’s War on Scholars

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My own experience with Pakistan’s harassment techniques began in May of 2011 when I received an email threatening me with gang-rape by an entire regiment.

By: C. Christine Fair

Pakistan’s military and intelligence agencies are waging a nasty war on U.S.-based scholars whose writings and public statements undermine cherished narratives promulgated by the army that has dominated Pakistan’s governance for most of the state’s existence. These agencies aim to intimidate, discredit, and silence us. Their tools are crude and include: outright threats; slanderous articles in Pakistani papers and other on-line forums; an army of trolls on twitter and other social media who hound us; and embassy officials who attend and report on our speaking events on Pakistan. But we are lucky to be in the United States: Pakistan’s khaki louts disappear, kidnap and/or kill their critics within Pakistan

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