Madiha W. Qureshi

Madiha W. Qureshi

She is a development professional and writer in Washington, DC, and formerly worked with The Citizens Foundation in Karachi. She is an editor for Papercuts, a literary magazine for South Asian voices. She tweets at @MadihaQ (twitter.com/MadihaQ)

Holding the government and army accountable

On December 18th, when news first broke that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a top leader of the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and accused mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks, was going to be released on bail, frenzy ensued. The Indian media exploded, and was quick to compare this development with the Indian show of unity with Pakistan following the Peshawar massacre; pundits denounced it as a case of the same old. However, something else happened on December 18th. The news quickly went viral on Facebook and Twitter and Pakistanis across the country, as well as overseas, were quick to respond and express ...

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