Dania Ahmed is a Media Analyst on counterterrorism and counternarcotics strategies for Pakistan. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, Dania interned at the White House and gained insight on foreign policy from members of the National Security Council. Dania also worked at Cordoba Initiative on media relations, nascent democratic nations and civic diplomacy. She tweets as @daniahmed_.
Pakistani devotees leave after offering Eid prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on July 18, 2015. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH Pakistan-crime-drugs-society,FEATURE by Hasan Mansoor This picture taken on March 26, 2009 shows Pakistani addicts injecting heroin into each other on the roadside in Karachi. Pakistan has more than four million drug addicts in its population of more than 160 million, according to figures compiled by the Anti-Narotics Force, responsible for arrests, investigations and prosecutions of drug offences. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH: Pakistan-Unrest-Education-Religion, FEATURE by Gohar ABBAS
This photograph taken on May 5, 2015 shows Pakistani students of a madrassa or Islamic school recite the Quran at their seminary in Islamabad. Pakistan pledged to crack down on religious seminaries suspected of fostering extremism following a Taliban school massacre that left more than 130 children dead, but the move faces stiff resistance from conservatives. Amid a wave of outrage after the attack at the school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, the government announced a "National Action Plan" to fight back against the militants. AFP PHOTO/ Aamir QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)