Pakistan has banned the theatrical release of a comedy about Osama bin Laden due to hit cinema screens in South Asia on Friday.
Movie distributors say they are appealing the ban, issued by Pakistan's Film Censor Board.
The film, "Tere bin Laden" ("Your bin Laden"), stars Pakistani pop singer Ali Zafar as an ambitious young journalist trying to land the scoop of a lifetime as a way to win a visa to live in the United States. Made in the India's Bollywood "movie factory," it's a departure from the melodramas and musicals that dominate Indian cinematic fare. It's also unusual in that it has a Pakistani in the starring role. FULL POST
Islamabad, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is alive and was recently seen in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said Thursday contradicting recent reports he was killed in a drone strike.
A Pakistan intelligence official and a senior military official told CNN that Mehsud survived the aerial strike in January.
He has been spotted in North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border, the military official said. FULL POST
I’ve lived in Pakistan for more than two years and this is the worst two-month stretch I’ve seen the Taliban suffer through during my stay. The Taliban are in a slump and much of it has to do with Pakistan’s top spy agency and Pakistani security forces turning up the heat. FULL POST