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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘Blasphemy laws have become an instrument of malicious motives’

Published in The Friday Times (Nov. 27, 2015) The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in its new report On Trial: the Implementation of Pakistan’s Blasphemy…

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,…

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 dynamic political scene confirms a fast changing Pakistani society

FEBRUARY 4, 2018: The dynamic political scene confirms a fast changing Pakistani society (Daily Times)  The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif through a controversial court verdict…

Young Pashtuns have shown the mirror to ‘mainstream’ Pakistan

FEBRUARY 11, 2018: Young Pashtuns have shown the mirror to ‘mainstream’ Pakistan (Daily Times) This past fortnight Pakistan witnessed unprecedented mobilisation by the youth…