Newsline Editor’s Note: November 2012
While Malala is making a slow yet steady recovery, Pakistan continues to be tormented by her tormentors
Rehana Hakim Karachi
The brave 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) for daring to espouse the cause of female literacy in Swat, is recovering slowly, but steadily, in a Birmingham hospital. But Pakistan continues to be tormented by Malala’s tormentors, as they extend their sphere of activity further and further.
If latest reports are to be believed, several thousand Taliban have entered Karachi and are suspected to be behind the dramatic increase in the killings of law enforcement personnel and ANP activists, in addition to daring bank robberies. So, is Karachi’s worst nightmare of turning into a Taliban stronghold coming true? Yes, says the federal interior minister, Rehman Malik
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