Al Jazeera English Web Correspondent, and freelance journalist. Ex-Reuters. Sometimes anthropologist. Editorial board, @TanqeedOrg. All views/opinions my own.

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I've worked as a correspondent, sub-editor, television input producer and digital/online producer for both international and Pakistani news media - reporting from Karachi, Cairo, Islamabad, New York City, the Swat Valley and elsewhere. My focus is on investigative, long-form reporting in print an...

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Pakistan releases 93-year-old pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad on bail on health grounds, although he is barred from political activities and must report to his local police station every month, his lawyer says. Cases against him continue.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/pakistan-releases-pro-taliban-leader-sufi-muhammad-180116074027429.html 
PPP MNA Naveed Qamar raises issue of attempted abduction of Taha Siddiqui on the floor of the National Assembly, saying free speech is essential for a democracy to function:  https://dailytimes.com.pk/181514/naveed-qamar-na-journalists-attempted-abduction-attack-democracy/ 
Meanwhile, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial assembly has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the public hanging of the culprit in the Kasur rape/murder cases.  https://www.dawn.com/news/1383260/lawmakers-seek-public-execution-of-culprit-involved-in-kasur-incident 
Quetta police arrest prominent LeJ leader Shaira Lehri, who they say was involved in several attacks in the province, including against Hazara Shia's:  https://www.dawn.com/news/1383247/lej-leader-arrested-in-balochistan 
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