Should Pakistan have Presidential or Parliamentary System?

Raza Rumi says the presidential system has failed 4 times in Pakistan. He says we need consensus on the fact that only a parliamentary…

Why Pakistan Isolated On Kashmir Issue?

#KashmirIssue #KashmirUNSC #Pakistan‘s isolation on the issue of #Kashmir is so complete that even #ForeignMinister #ShahMehmoodQureshi has clearly stated that ‘Pakistanis should stop living…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

NAB Law Amendment Shows Accountability Drive Was Nothing More Than A Sham

As the year comes to an end and Imran Khan government completes 500 days in power, Raza Rumi reviews failure of the government’s so-called…

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…

Lifting Ban on Basant a Good Move, says Raza Rumi

Opinion: Raza Rumi appreciates governments recent move to uplift ban on basant that will restore thousands of years old festival. The basant festival is…

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…

Fahmida Riaz’s Demise Is An End Of An Era, says Raza Rumi

In this video, Raza Rumi pays tribute and cherishes Fahmida Raiz’s memories. A fearless voice of Urdu literature, an extraordinary personality and a person…

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…

Naya Daur – An Initiative By Raza Rumi For Projecting The Real Pakistan

Here’s an introduction to what Naya Daur is about by Raza Rumi on our initiative and efforts of bringing the ignored side of our…

2018 A Tough Year For Human Rights Defenders In Pakistan, says Raza Rumi

Today is the #HumanRightsDay –In this video, Raza Rumi says that the world is unsafer and myopic with the rise of facism across the…

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,…

Raza Rumi recites Fahmida Riaz’s “Tum Bilkul Hum Jaise Nikle”

Raza Rumi recites Fahmida Riaz’s “Tum Bilkul Hum Jaise Nikle” at a South Asian discussion forum held at Yale University. Indians, Pakistanis were present…

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…