January Issue 2015

Cover Story

By | News & Politics | Published 4 years ago

On December 16, 2014, six TTP gunmen stormed into the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing nine staff members and 134 children between the ages of 8 and 18. The outpouring of grief and anger in the wake of the attack has jolted the state apparatus into action.

In our cover story this month, Safiullah Gul writes about the aftermath of the atrocity, as the victims and their families cope with symptoms of PTSD; Owais Tohid recounts his visit to the APS in Peshawar and the effect of ISIS on Taliban factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Kunwar Khuldune Shahid holds Pakistan’s faulty security doctrine responsible for jihadism in the country; and Rahimullah Yusufzai underlines the policies the Afghan and Pakistani governments will have to formulate to root out the scourge of terrorism from the region.

Read the full stories in the Newsline Annual issue.