In just a month and half, Pakistan has seen four deadly Taliban attacks against Shiites, a Muslim minority under siege from Sunni extremists. But it is not just the Taliban that want to force the Shiites out. Extremist groups in Islamabad are also believed to be recruiting anti-Shiite militants, and with reports of an alliance between the Pakistani Taliban and the Islamic State group, the Shiite community could face even more bloodshed. Our team in Pakistan reports.
Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Phoebe Lanzer Wood
South Asian studies lecturer, Sciences Po