Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 triggered a wave of protests across the United States. Continued protests demanding dignity and safety for…

“Two years of challenging & rewarding experience” Raza Rumi says while leaving Daily Times

Senior and well known journalist and analyst Raza Rumi has resigned from his editorship in Daily Times. He announced his resignation on Facebook with…

Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot

Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot…

The warning signs are here — is anyone listening?

November 4, 2018: The warning signs are here — is anyone listening? Asia Bibi, a poor Christian farm worker, wrongfully accused of blasphemy was…

The limits of populism

October 14, 2018: The limits of populism It has been more than fifty days since the creation of Naya Pakistan. The hype, the promise and…

When democracy turns into a farce

October 7, 2018: When democracy turns into a farce The arrest of Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif is a reminder…

Reforming the civil service — avoiding the pitfalls

September 30, 2018: Reforming the civil service — avoiding the pitfalls There is wide consensus across Pakistan’s political spectrum that the civil service needs…

Turbulent times for a new PM

August 12, 2018: Turbulent times for a new PM Imran Khan’s ascension to the Islamabad throne is not without its pitfalls. As he may…

Imran’s moment has arrived

July 29, 2018: Imran’s moment has arrived As expected, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the winner in the recent general elections. Finally,…

Third election in a decade: democratic process wins

July 25, 2018: Third election in a decade: democratic process wins Pakistanis will elect a new government today. Since the return of democracy in…

Election 2018 — Seven cautionary signs

July 15, 2018: Election 2018 — Seven cautionary signs Under ordinary circumstances, the election campaign should have peaked by now with political parties and…

Mainstreaming extremism in electoral arena is dangerous

July 8, 2018: Mainstreaming extremism in electoral arena is dangerous The forthcoming elections in 2018 are mired in plethora of controversies; and this does…

Election 2018 will not lead to political stability

July 1, 2018: Election 2018 will not lead to political stability Pakistani electorate will exercise its right to choose the next government in less…

The limits of electoral engineering

Image Credits: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters June 24, 2018: The limits of electoral engineering In a month’s time, Pakistanis will elect a new government. The political…

Pakistan’s electoral quagmire

Pakistani soldiers patrol on a street beside a billboard featuring an image of Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), in Rawalpindi…

The cost of launching and appeasing bigots is way too high

May 13, 2018: The cost of launching and appeasing bigots is way too high That the country’s Interior Minister, who is tasked with internal…

Another light out

April 29, 2018: Another light out It is difficult to remember a friend who left so suddenly. And one I will never see again.…

A season of self-censorship — confessions of an Editor-at-large

April 22, 2018: A season of self-censorship — confessions of an Editor-at-large Once again, Pakistan’s media is under fire. Unlike the past, there are…

The state should engage with PTM. Dubbing it ‘engineered’ will not work

April 15, 2018: The state should engage with PTM. Dubbing it ‘engineered’ will not work The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has gained immense momentum in…

Malala-hating and our xenophobia-radicalisation complex

April 1, 2018: Malala-hating and our xenophobia-radicalisation complex The return of the Nobel Laureate and brave Pakistani icon Malala Yousafzai to her homeland is…
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