Commentary: IC Reorganization Requires Transparency and Inclusiveness in Decision Making Processes

For months, the Ithaca College community has been in a state of turmoil. The pandemic era has impacted every sphere of human activity including higher…

Shanul Haq Haqqee: The Forgotten Literary Giant

“Don’t know whose idea it is and what the target is. My personal goals have been very limited. Nor have I ever made literature…

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…

Will Sialkot Tragedy Change The State Policy Of Appeasing Religious Fanatics?

The Sialkot tragedy should be a wakeup call for the incumbent government as well as the all powerful establishment. The brutal lynching and burning of…

From Lahore To Gwadar: Flawed Development Model Undermines Citizens’ Rights

For years, the local Baloch population has been complaining about their non-inclusion in the medium- and long-term development plans. Towards the end of 2021,…

Pakistan In 2022: Hybrid Regime Will Unravel But Pakistanis Will Pay The Cost

The ‘hybrid regime’ that has been governing Pakistan since 2018 became hostage to internal contradictions and external pressures throughout the year 2021. The year…

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…

The Intercept: Moderating Panel Discussion On Investigative Journalism, Accountability

I moderated this event last week organised by the center that I direct – Park Center for Indepenent Media – and the Finger Lakes…

Karachi Literature Festival: Panel Discussion On Fake News And Disinformation

We are inundated with information, so much that lines of truth, fact, and value have blurred. One has to dig deeper and do silting…

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…

ThinkFest Pakistan 2021: Debating Jinnah’s Successes And Failures With Ishtiaq Ahmad

Raza Rumi interviews Professor Ishtiaq Ahmad for his latest, insightful and challenging book on the founder of Pakistan: ‘Jinnah: His Successes, Failures and Role…

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’.…

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…

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…

Quick Roundup Of 2020: Democracy On Decline, Trump Defeat And Arab-Israel Relations

In an exclusive interview with Wajahat Ahmad, Raza Rumi discusses key global issues. The year of 2020 witnessed the decline of democracy with the…

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…

(From the archives) October 18: Attack on Benazir Bhutto’s rally at Karsaz, Karachi

Despite the Tragedy, Extremism Will be Fought by Pakistanis Published October 20, 2007 (blogcritics) 180 are dead and more than 500 injured in Karachi…

Book E-Launch – The Battle For Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood

In this e-launch of Shuja Nawaz’s The Battle for Pakistan: The Bitter US Friendship and A Tough Neighborhood, the panelists (Shuja Nawaz, Raza Rumi,…

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…
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