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Hassan Abbas: Sectarian Violence in Pakistan Result of 'Bigotry, Ignorance'

Pakistani Shiite Muslims carry a coffin during the funeral procession of bomb blast victims in Karachi on March 4, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In an interview with World Politics Review, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas discusses the reasons behind the recent wave of ethnic violence in Pakistan.

Karachi's 'Lost Jews,' Onstage, Raise Troubling Parallels With Today's Pakistan

Jewish community of Karachi, Pakistan, outside the Karachi synagogue, early in the 20th century. (imgur.com)
Lifestyle

As a student play evokes Pakistan's long-departed Jewish community, it's time to ask whether persecution will force other religious minorities to go the way of the country's Jews.

2011: Five Pakistani Cultural Events You Might Have Missed

Promotional photo for <em>Karachi: The Musical</em>, directed and produced by Nida Butt in fall 2011.
Arts

In a year when news like the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the perpetually fraying state of U.S.-Pakistani relations dominated headlines, the following are five cultural programs from Pakistan that you might not have heard of in 2011.

Children in Chains: Pakistan's Madrassa Scandal

Young Pakistani students sit after being rescued following a police raid on Madrassa Zakarya in Karachi late on December 12, 2011. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

A collection of Twitter reactions to the news of at least 50 chained-up students who were recovered from a religious seminary in Karachi.

Podcast: Adil Omar: 'Paki Rambo,' Dropping Beats in Islamabad

Islamabad rapper Adil Omar.
Policy

An Islamabad rapper sees himself as representing the lighter side of Pakistan.

Podcast: Alia Amirali: Change Agent in a Stuck Society

Alia Amirali, General Secretary of the Student Federation in the Punjab.
Policy

Against all odds, Alia Amirali is determined to revitalize Pakistan's political left.

Podcast: Haris Gazdar: Why Is the US in Pakistan — Really?

Karachi-based economist Haris Gazdar.
Policy

Economist Haris Gazdar likens US-Pakistani relations to a "sleazy affair" requiring plausible deniability. 

Podcast: Saad Haroon: Pakistan as a Bad Bollywood Comedy

Pakistani comedian Saad Haroon.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Podcast: Shahrukh Hasan: The Peace That Could Save Pakistan

Shahrukh Hasan, managing director of the Jang newspaper group in Pakistan.
Policy

A Pakistani media mogul launches a gutsy campaign to retire official anti-India rhetoric.

Podcast: The Fisherfolk of Karachi: A Parable of Pakistan

Mohammad Ali Shah, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum.
Policy

In some of the oldest fishing grounds in the world, ordinary Pakistanis fight to maintain a way of life.