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    Music for the Muslim Soul

    A music ban encouraged by Muslim fundamentalists in Pakistan and Afghanistan leaves no room for free artistic expression. Despite this setback, both nations push for new musical programs.

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  • Pakistani children face hardship as a result of tense relations between the United States and Pakistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
    Pakistan, The Villain

    Bina Shah discusses how the media’s inaccurate portrayal of Pakistan as a villainous country makes it easier for the drone attacks to continue.

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  • Pakistani artists play at a Sindhi musical event.
    Theater of the Repressed

    Prompted by actor Faran Tahir’s lecture on theater and dictatorships, Bina Shah argues that only the arts can free Pakistan from terrorism and intolerance.

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    On Self-Censorship

    A blank page in Pakistan’s International Herald Tribune leads columnist Bina Shah on a quest to discover what was censored and why.

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