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Pakistan Facts: Key Sources


Islamabad is a work of fiction inspired by real events. The following is a list of key sources for
these events.


1947 Partition
Khan, Yasmin, “The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan.’ Yale University Press,
Leach, Anna, “’Everything Changed: Readers’ Stories of India’s Partition.” The Guardian, August
14, 2014.


1965 War
Britannica, last modified October 13, 2023, “The Six Day War.”

20th-century international relations - Six-Day War, Middle East, Conflict | Britannica


2005 earthquake
Halvorson, Sarah and Jennifer Hamilton, “In the Aftermath of the Qa’yamat: The Kashmir
Earthquake Disaster in Northern Pakistan,” Research Gate, October 2009.


The New Humanitarian, January 12, 2006, “Pakistan: Year in brief 2005 - Chronology of key
events Jul – Dec.” reliefweb,.

Afghan Refugees
Ruiz, Hiram A, June 2002, “Afghanistan: Conflict and Displacement 1978 to 2001.” Forced
Migration Review.

Benazir Bhutto “Bhutto Death Explanation Pack of Lies,” December 29, 2007.

Riaz, Wasim, Dawn, February 11, 2023, “Nankana Sahib DSP, SHO suspended after violent mob
lynches man over blasphemy allegations.”


Forced Disappearance in Pakistan

Burnham, Shayne, Immunity Watch, Syracuse University, September 2008, “Musharraf Faces
Charges of Human Rights Violations.”

Banerji, Aritra, September 20, 2019, “Why Pakistan Doesn’t Claim its Fallen Soldiers: The
Reasons Will Shock You!”
Dawn, July 1, 2018, “The Making of the Kargil Disaster,”.


Embassy of India, Washington, August 25, 1999, “Press Release on Pakistan’s Refusal to Accept
Prisoners of War.”


Gul, Imtiaz, July 2018, “Book Review: From Kargil to the Coup,’ News Line.


Hindustan Times, July 26, 2016, “Timeline: How the Kargil War Panned Out in 1999.”


“Kargil War.” New World Encyclopedia, last modified February 28, 2023.


New York Times, July 17, 1999, “India Buries Soldiers that Pakistan Won’t Claim.”


Quora, “Why did Pakistan not accept dead bodies from the Kargil War?”

Lal Masjid
Dawn, “A Chronology of Lal Masjid Saga.” July 11, 2007.


Hussein, Zahid. “The Legacy of Lal Masjid.” Dawn, July 13, 2017.


Raman, B. “How China Forced Musharaf to Move.” Outlook, last modified February 3, 2022.


Raza, Syed Ifran. “Chinese Hostages Freed.” Dawn, June 24, 2007.


Reuters Staff. “Timeline: Pakistan in Crisis.” Reuters, November 3, 2007.


Siddique, Qandeel. “The Red Mosque operation and its impact on the growth of the Pakistani
Taliban.” Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, October 2008.




Skylight 1, May 13, 2007, “Aunty” Shamim: How she operated in Islamabad?”


Times of India, July 13, 2007, “Chronology of Lal Masjid Clashes.”


White, Joshua T; Vigilante Islamism in Pakistan: religious party responses to the Lal Masjid
Crisis.  Current Trends in Islamist Ideology 7 (2008): 50+. Gale Academic OneFile
(accessed October 23, 2023).

Pakistan Army
24 News HD. “Pakistan Army’s Patriotic Enthusiasm.” YouTube, September 5, 2017. Video,
Ahmed, Khaled. “Pakistan Army and Pakistan Nationalism.” The Express Tribune, May 12, 2012.
Chengappa, Bidanda. Pakistan, Islamization, Army, and Foreign Policy (New Delhi: APH
Publishing, 2004).

Nawaz, Shuja, 2009, “Crossed Swords, Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within” (Oxford
University Press).
Waseem, Mohammad 2011, “Patterns of Conflict in Pakistan: Implications for Policy.”

Ghafour, Hamida. “Zia-ul-Haq’s Legacy in Pakistan ‘Enduring and Toxic.’” Toronto Star, August
26, 2013.


Story of Pakistan, “Islamization Under General Zia-ul-Haq”, last modified June 1, 2003.

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