Protection Of Constitutional Rights Is Must For Naya Pakistan, says Raza Rumi

Right to dignity is blatantly dishonoured in Pakistan. In this video, Raza Rumi expresses concern over violation of human rights in Pakistan. Will it…

In Conversation With Raza Rumi About Opposition APC

Raza Rumi talks to Ailia Zehra about the opposition APC and whether something meaningful will come out of it.…

Senior Analyst Raza Rumi Rounds-Up Pakistan’s Foreign Relations In 2018

Pakistan’s 2018 on the foreign policy front is summarised in this short video op-ed by Raza Rumi. He says CPEC is to grow at…

In Conversation With Raza Rumi About PM Imran Khan’s Performance, Media Censorship And More

In this special video, Naya Daur Editor Raza Rumi talks to Ailia Zehra about political situation of the country including the “accountability” drive, media…

Police Accountability Is Vital For A Civilized And Democratic Polity, says Raza Rumi

Raza Rumi shares his thoughts on the CTD ‘encounter’ which left 4, including 3 of one family dead in Sahiwal. He says police accountability…

Raza Rumi Thinks Imran Khan’s Govt Has Failed At handling The political Situation

Raza Rumi thinks Imran Khan’s govt has failed at handling the political situation, maintaining public’s confidence and laying out a clear plan for dealing…

The Threats And Risks To Pakistan’s Fragile Democracy

In this video, Raza Rumi analyzes the threats and risks to democracy. After two successful democratic transitions, the third one faces numerous challenges of…

Raza Rumi Recalls Fond Memories of Mushir ul-Hasan

Raza Rumi pays tribute to Mushir ul-Hasan, one of the prolific historians of our times. Author to many books, Hasan had done extensive research…

Remembering A ‘Rebel’ – Fahmida Riaz

If there is one word that describes Fahmida Riaz, it has to be a ‘rebel’.A woman who has always been true to herself, fearless…

Extremists Are Issuing Wajib ul-Qatl Fatwas On Roads. And Govt Doesn’t Have A Strategy!

That the Pakistani state has capitulated twice before religious extremists in less than a year speaks of the crisis of national identity that our…

Like It Or Not, Maryam Nawaz Has Arrived

Maryam Nawaz, the uncrowned leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), is marching on with her avid supporters. The ‘Free Nawaz Sharif’ rallies are aimed…

Pakistan’s Judiciary Has Historically Been Tough On Elected Leaders. Is It Any Different Now?

Pakistan’s judges have been adjudicating on political contests since the 1950s and the record, on balance, remains tilted against elected politicians. The case of…

Horse Trading in Senate – Back To The Era Pakistan Needs To Forget

Horse trading, pressure tactics and the old tools for ‘managed’ parliaments have been defeating democracy in the past. The failed motion against Chairman Senate…

Despite Roadblocks, Pakistan’s Democracy Is Making Progress

Tomorrow, Pakistanis will elect a new government. This is the third general election in the past decade and there will be a peaceful transfer…

Interview: The Post-colonial Garrison State Is Not Going Anywhere. But It’s Becoming Increasingly Untenable

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed is a leading Pakistani political scientist and commentator. His important work Pakistan: The Garrison State—Origins, Evolution, Consequences (1947-2011) traces the role and influence…

How Can Pakistan Deal With Its Debts: Raza Rumi In Discussion With Fahad Ali

The economist Fahad Ali in conversation with Raza Rumi explains how Pakistan can deal with its external debt in the coming years. Two major…

A void really difficult to fill: Raza Rumi remembers Asma Jahangir on first death anniversary

Whenerver excesses were committed by the judiciary, like dam fund etc, or civil rights were curbed, or Arman Loni and SP Dawar were murdered,…

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,…

Coronavirus Crisis In Pakistan Has Exposed The Hollowness Of Populism

After weeks of inertia, confused decision-making and contradictory signals, the federal government appears to have realized the urgency of tackling the coronavirus pandemic that…

Shifting Political Sands: Imran Khan Should Read The Signs Carefully

PMLN and PPP are getting relief and this is happening despite Imran Khan’s policy of fixing his ‘corrupt’ opponents. Such developments may culminate in…