The future of the region will be determined by Pakistan’s upcoming elections. Fasih Ahmed on how scared we should be.
Fasih Ahmed is the editor of Newsweek Pakistan. He won a New York Press Club award for Newsweek's coverage of Benazir Bhutto's assassination. Ahmed was also the inaugural Daniel Pearl fellow and worked at The Wall Street Journal's Washington, D.C., bureau in 2003. He graduated from Columbia University and lives in Lahore.
With Pakistan’s military stubbornly denying the arrest of five CIA informants, the relationship between Washington and Islamabad reaches a new low.
Courageous Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who had scored major scoops on al Qaeda and the Taliban, was abducted and brutally murdered this week. Was the ISI, the country’s shady intelligence agency, to blame? Ron Moreau, Fasih Ahmed, and Marvi Sirmed report on the ISI’s history of intimidation—and why Shahzad’s death may have been a bloody warning to scare off their critics in the media.
The assassination of another Pakistani politician, shot 30 times on Wednesday, shows how the policy of appeasing the extremists won’t work.
Known to millions as a politician, a media mogul, and an outspoken critic of Muslim radicals, Salman Taseer was even more impressive to those of us who knew him in person.