Wajahat Ali


Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Strikes Again

March 9, 2011


Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law has claimed yet another victim, this time Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti, who was on his way to attend the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday when his car was stopped and riddled with bullets by a group of armed assailants.


Pakistan’s Shifting Religious Battles

January 12, 2011


It has come as a shock to many to see the incredibly positive reaction from nearly 500 Barelvi clerics in Pakistan, regarded as moderate Muslims in an increasingly radicalized environment, to the assassination Tuesday of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by a member of his security detail. Many writers have previously thought of Pakistan’s Barelvi comm… Read more