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Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and author. He is a former scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholar, USA, and a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and at the Stimson Center in Washington DC. He is author of Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with militant Islam (Columbia university press) and The Scorpion’s tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan (Simon and Schuster, NY). Frontline Pakistan was the book of the year (2007) by the WSJ.

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OIC’s condemnation of Islamophobia in India indicates Muslim world’s growing concern

The targeting of Muslims and blaming the community for spreading coronavirus pandemic in India has provoked strong reaction from the Muslim World. In a statement, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed deep concern over rising anti-Muslim sentiments in the country.

April 25, 2020

Coronavirus and the government’s unpreparedness

The surge in coronavirus cases in Pakistan has raised questions about the government’s preparedness to deal with the pandemic. Despite the severity of the crisis, the government has not taken all the measures required to contain its spread.

March 21, 2020