What might link a group of middle-class Pakistani women sipping coffee demurely in a living room, with the fiery young women in black burqas threatening shopkeepers in Islamabad? When and how do an adolescent girl's aspirations translate into the maturing of a social and political revolution in urban Pakistan?

Our Lady of Lal Masjid

Our lady of lal masjid

In the smouldering remains of the Lal Masjid in 2007 rose the spectre of Pakistan's difficult tomorrows. One has to investigate what transpired at the site all those years ago to comprehend the crisis that engulfs Pakistan today.

The then Pakistani President, who also happened to be the Chief of Armed Services (COAS) and who had taken upon himself the nomenclature ‘Pakistan's Chief Executive’, Pervez Musharraf has always maintained that Operation Silence was a course of action forced upon him by a belligerent Lal Masjid administration. While a concerned Pakistani civil society had implored of the government to tackle the menace of a ‘state within a state’ that Lal Masjid posed (ironically this continues even today ...

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