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Zainab and Rahima’s sole source of income are the carpets they and their family weave by hand. Not only did they face starvation due to the Taliban’s ban on women participating in trade, as Hazara Shias, they are also in the crosshairs of ISIS back in Afghanistan. If deported, Pakistan will have signed off on their death warrants.
Becoming a widow has not stopped Sumbul in pushing forth. She has used the tragedy to turn to strength by working hard to provide for her children. But it is hard to find this resilience as a growing number of families from the religious minorities are leaving KP to flee the militants there.
63 people were killed in last week’s terror attack on a Peshawar imambargah, orchestrated by IS-Khorasan. Meanwhile, CTD claims to have killed three IS-Khorasan militants in an encounter.
October 29th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Afghan cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, the administrator of Madrassa Zubeiri injured in the blast on October 27, is said to be quite vocal against the school of thought espoused by the Salafi and the Daish.