Yes We Lost Our Direction!

Inspired by this excellent story by Amna Khawar on Pakistan’s travel/tourism posters, I tweeted about the way we have taken a totally different direction…

The day I’m killed

Dr Az a fearless and sensitive soul – sent me this poem via email.ra Raza – Travel TicketsThe day I’m killed,my killer, rifling through my…

‘You turned out to be just like us’ –

By Pakistani poet Fahmida Riaz. The inimitable Fahmida Riaz, who is a favourite of mine, was disappointed during her stay in India (during the…

Challenges for the PML-N

In early June, the PML-N completed one year in office and presented its second budget before the Parliament. Both these events were overshadowed by…

Directionless: trapped in a vicious cycle

The image below is that of a painting by the amazing Pakistani artist Saira Wasim and it relates to the theme of my piece…

Aaj Kay Mouzu – Behjat Gilani, Urdu VOA

Was at the Urdu VOA program Aaj Kay Mouzu with Behjat Gilani, spoke about Israel-Palestine issue.…

On the current political crisis in Pakistan

Raza Rumi on the current political crisis by razarumi1…

On the divided media of Pakistan (Urdu video)

Raza Rumi on the divided media of Pakistan by razarumi1…

Aftermath of Taliban’s deadly attack on Karachi airport

A deadly attack on Karachi’s International Airport has raised questions about Pakistan’s security and the government’s ability to thwart terrorist attacks. Pakistan was shaken…

Speaking at the launch of UNESCO Press Freedoms Report

Went to the UN to discuss UNESCO Media Trends report on press freedom & role of free media in global development agenda. Raza Rumi…

Selective Protest of Pakistanis on Gaza

I pointed out the selective outrage of Pakistanis on Gaza under attack by Israel while remained silent on the killing by Taliban in Pakistan.…

My Name is Khan and I am not a Terrorist: IDP’s of North Waziristan

Here are some of my tweets shedding light on the plight of IDP’s of North Waziristan and the long forgotten miseries of FATA. [View…

MQM’s MNA Tahira Asif Died, a clear Target Killing

MQM’s legislator Tahira Asif has been killed after being shot 4 times by “unknown” assailants in Lahore two days ago. She raised the issue…

Countless walls that divide the hearts – by Majeed Amjad

I had written about Majeed Amjad, a forgotten but outstanding Urdu poet of twentieth century. Today, a friend tagged me (on facebook) with another of his…

Pakistan’s journalists under siege – my interview

Recently I talked with ” ABC news” (Australia) and explained how Journalism is under siege in Pakistan. Here is the audio-link. The transcript of…

Farzana Parveen and the death of the state

Farzana’s brutal murder represents all that is wrong with us. It has become a useless routine to condemn the most ghastly acts of violence…

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s trip to New Delhi sent multiple signals

Narendra Modi’s swearing-in as India’s prime minister coincided with a major diplomatic initiative. By inviting SAARC leaders, especially Pakistan’s prime minister, a new beginning…

Farzana’s honour killing is a national shame

My outrage – sadly limited to social media on the brutal stone age murder of a pregnant woman in Pakistan ostensibly developed city [View…

Pakistani Media Under Attack

The Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi survived an assassination attempt in March that killed his driver. He and other liberals have been targeted for criticizing…

Pakistani journalist shares why his work led to an attempt on his life

I was recently interviewed by Al Jazeera TV – here is a video clip: Raza Rumi describes the state of the media in Pakistan,…
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