Daily Archives: November 12, 2009

The War Within

A re-edited version of this was published as the cover story “Can Pakistan Be Saved?” in India Today…

By Hasan Zaidi in Karachi

The massive car bomb that ripped through the congested Meena Bazaar in Peshawar on October 28, leaving human limbs, charred torsos and bloodied women and children under rubble in its wake, was probably the starkest reminder to ordinary Pakistanis of what they are up against. The hellish scene of helter-skelter panic, bodies being carried to ambulances, wailing people in shock and raging fires as entire buildings collapsed, only drove home the point that the rules of engagement in Pakistan’s long-running war against militancy had changed. Continue reading


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