Civil Services Reform: Pakistan’s Lingering Challenge

There is widespread consensus in Pakistan that the bureaucracy needs reform. However, focusing on the federal level alone and ignoring the requisite changes needed…

Conversation On Book, “The Roots Of Fake News”

PCIM and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) hosted a conversation, moderated by Raza Rumi, with authors Brian Winston and Matthew Winston about…

Pakistan’s Youth And Their Concerns: A Discussion

In this talk, Raza Rumi is joined by Nayab Jan, Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir, Hamza Ghaznavi, Rafiullah Kakar, Basil Nabi Malik to discuss the problems…

New US Administration And Indo-Pak Relations; Is There A Way Forward?

Raza Rumi shares key insights on impact of prospective Biden administration on foreign front, especially in South Asian context, Indo-Pak stalemate and nationalism, and…

My Interview On Digital Media In Pakistan And Beyond

The mainstream media in Pakistan does not give a full picture or cover all pertinent angles. The main job of media is to inform…

LLF 2021: Raza Rumi Discusses ‘Desi Delicacies’ Book By Claire Chambers

In Lahore Literary Festival 2021, Raza Rumi moderated a panel discussion with author Claire Chambers who shed light on her latest work ‘Desi Delicacies’.…

Think Fest Pakistan: Debating Jinnah’s Role In Pakistan Movement With Yasser Hamdani

Even though MA Jinnah led a public movement, founded a country, and changed the map of the world, many key aspects his life and…

Start Relief Activities In Kashmir, Expose Indian Human Rights Violations

Pakistanis observed a Black Day on Indian Independence Day, led rallies, arranged public meetings, made speeches, but is it enough for Kashmiris who are…

Govt To Restore, Reopen Historic Sikh Temples Soon

جنگ کسی مسئلے کا حل نہیں، فیض کی نظم ’سپاہی کا مرثیہ‘ سنیے

The Spectacular Rise Of TLP And The Challenges Ahead

Even without a wider platform or broad agenda to achieve victory in the polls, groups such as TLP are poised to exploit the grievances…

When Will COVID Vaccine Arrive In Pakistan?

Lately with each passing day, the debate on procurement of coronavirus vaccine is gaining momentum. At the same time, the confusion is also multiplying…

Was Iqbal Against The Idea of Secularism? Watch Faisal Devji’s Interview with Raza Rumi

Faisal Devji is one of the foremost historians on the politics of Indian subcontinent. In this interview with Raza Rumi for Naya Daur Media,…

A note from Pakistan: Why Gandhi matters beyond India’s borders

A contested figure in Pakistan’s discourse, Gandhi’s ideas and humanism retain relevance for both nations Nation-states write their own histories. Pakistan is no different.…

Towards A Progressive Pakistan: My Panel Discussion With Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy, Nadeem Paracha, Afiya Zia and Amber Shamsi

An erudite panel of academics and journalists talk about the challenges faced by Pakistan in becoming a progressive state over its 73 years of…

Can Feminism Succeed In Pakistan?

Afiya Zia, the author of ‘Faith and Feminism in Pakistan’, tells Raza Rumi that women in all parts of the country, across social classes,…

An Intractable Challenge: Managing Civil Military Relations in Pakistan

This policy note was prepared for a report published by The Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI) after the general elections of 2018. As the previous government…

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

Sherin Zada/AP Photo FEBRUARY 25, 2018: Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan (Daily Times)  The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an…

Asma Jahangir is no more — but her formidable legacy lives on

FEBRUARY 18, 2018: Asma Jahangir is no more — but her formidable legacy lives on (Daily Times) It will take some time to accept…

Young Pashtuns have shown the mirror to ‘mainstream’ Pakistan

A stage is set up in Islamabad during the protest demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo by Shakeel Qarar FEBRUARY 11, 2018: Young Pashtuns…