More than 700 reports of disappearances have been received by the United Nations from Pakistan, and hundreds more have been reported to Pakistani authorities, but nobody has ever been held accountable for an enforced disappearance in the country, Amnesty International says.
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Pakistan to ban another US funded Radio Deewa for anti-state shows, reports the Daily Pakistan Global. Months after banning American funded Radio Mashaal for continuously airing anti state shows, the Pakistani government is now planning to mute another radio service for similar reasons.
RFE/RL Central Newsroom journalist Frud Bezhan writes about Pakistan's so-called university of jihad, which is led by a man who proclaims himself "the father of the Taliban,” and counts some of the world's most notorious terrorists among its alumni. It also receives millions of dollars in aid from the government of the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province along the Pakistan-Afghan border, even as Islamabad carries out a national program to tackle extremism.
Missed it live? Watch RFE/RL Radio Mashaal Senior Editor Daud Khattak discuss Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan at the Wilson Center in Washington on February 7 alongside Professor and Author Madiha Afzal and Professor Stephen Tankel: https://pressroom.rferl.org/a/29026087.html
Current tensions between the United States and Pakistan underscore the problems posed by the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network, groups that Washington blames for orchestrating attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan from safe havens in Pakistan. However, the story of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan extends well beyond these two groups, and it continues to evolve—even as Pakistan has experienced major reductions in terrorist violence in recent years. This event, which is co-hosted with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will highlight current developments and perceptions in Pakistan related to extremism and terrorism; examine the role of state and society in radicalization and extremism; discuss possible future trajectories of extremism and terrorism in Pakistan; and consider what this all means for U.S. policy.