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Tote bei Brand in Pakistan: Textildiscounter Kik zahlt eine Million Dollar

Tote bei Brand in Pakistan: Textildiscounter Kik zahlt eine Million Dollar

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 05, 2013

Mehr als 250 Menschen kostete der Brand in einer pakistanischen Textilfabrik das Leben. Auch das deutsche Unternehmen Kik ließ dort produzieren. Nun will die Firma erste Hilfsgelder an Hinterbliebene und Überlebende zahlen. Insgesamt stehen eine Million US-Dollar zur Verfügung. mehr... Forum ]

The World from Berlin: 'Pakistan Needs a New Political Culture'

The World from Berlin: 'Pakistan Needs a New Political Culture'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 16, 2013

The political crisis in Pakistan threatens to trigger yet another period of instability in the country. The three-way power struggle between the military, the government and the courts once again exposes the weaknesses of the country's democratic institutions, say German commentators. more...

Unrest and Political Uncertainty: Pakistan Tumbles into Chaos

Unrest and Political Uncertainty: Pakistan Tumbles into Chaos

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2013

A self-proclaimed revolutionary is attracting mass protests, while the highest court has ordered the prime minister's arrest and the military waits in the wings. Pakistan is in the grips of a major political upheaval. By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad, Pakistan more... Comment ]

Crisis in Pakistan: Prime Minister's Arrest Ordered amid 'Revolution'

Crisis in Pakistan: Prime Minister's Arrest Ordered amid 'Revolution'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2013

Pakistan has plunged into a leadership crisis. As hundreds of thousands demonstrate against corruption, the country's high court has ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Ashraf. Populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri has declared a "revolution." By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad more... Comment ]

Interview with Ahmed Rashid: The West Should 'Change Its Approach to Failing States'

Interview with Ahmed Rashid: The West Should 'Change Its Approach to Failing States'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 31, 2012

Ahmed Rashid, one of the world's foremost experts on Afghanistan, once welcomed US intervention in the failed state. But in a SPIEGEL interview, the Pakistani journalist says the West's model for development is fundamentally flawed and must be changed. more... Comment ]

The Value of a Pakistani Worker: Discounter Offers $1,930 Per Victim in Factory Fire

The Value of a Pakistani Worker: Discounter Offers $1,930 Per Victim in Factory Fire

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 23, 2012

German discount textile retailer Kik plans to pay damages totalling $500,000 to the families of more then 250 workers who died in a fire at a Pakistan factory used to produce its clothing. The families say that is too little and are threatening to sue. By Hasnain Kazim and Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]

Schoolgirl Shooting: Pakistanis Fear Resurgent Taliban in Swat Valley

Schoolgirl Shooting: Pakistanis Fear Resurgent Taliban in Swat Valley

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 12, 2012

Tuesday's shooting of a 14-year-old advocate of girls' education in Pakistan has shocked and appalled the world. Doctors say Malala Yousufzai will most likely survive the attack, but it has still left Pakistanis outraged -- and afraid that a return of the Taliban's fundamentalist rule might lie ahead. By Hasnain Kazim in Islamabad more...

More Pistols than Pampers: Disillusioned German Islamists Abandoning Jihad

More Pistols than Pampers: Disillusioned German Islamists Abandoning Jihad

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2012

More than 200 Islamists are believed to have left Germany to join the jihad in Pakistan. But, after learning what life there is really like, many of them are abandoning the cause and heading home -- right into the unwelcoming arms of the law. By Özlem Gezer and Holger Stark in Istanbul more...

The Karakoram Highway: China's Asphalt Powerplay in Pakistan

The Karakoram Highway: China's Asphalt Powerplay in Pakistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2012

China is shelling out massive amounts of money and manpower to improve Pakistan's Karakoram Highway, the highest motorway in the world. The supposed gift to its neighbor is a perfect example of China's economic strategy of taking on short-term expenses for the sake of long-term benefits. By Hasnain Kazim more...

Jihad against America: Relations Remain Icy Between Pakistan and the US

Jihad against America: Relations Remain Icy Between Pakistan and the US

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 10, 2012

Washington and Islamabad have barely been on speaking terms since US forces killed Osama bin Laden last year. But with American and NATO troops set to leave neighboring Afghanistan soon, nuclear-armed Pakistan has little motivation to improve relations. Hatred of the US is growing in the country. By Hasnain Kazim and Gerhard Spörl more... Comment ]