Supporters of the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party rally against the Pakistan Supreme Court’s acquittal of Asia Bibi, at a rally in Lahore last Friday, one of a number of protests that paralysed major cities. Photo: AP
Adnan Aamir
Opinion

Opinion

Adnan Aamir

Religious fundamentalism weakens Pakistan’s bargaining power with China

  • Adnan Aamir says the anti-blasphemy protests highlight the need for the government to end its policy of appeasement and tackle Islamic radicalism
  • The unrest, stark against the backdrop of Imran Khan’s visit to China, will only complicate Pakistan’s bid to escape an economic crisis

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Supporters of the radical Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party rally against the Pakistan Supreme Court’s acquittal of Asia Bibi, at a rally in Lahore last Friday, one of a number of protests that paralysed major cities. Photo: AP
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