Race, Violence and Injustice: Unpacking the Ongoing Protests

The killing of George Floyd on May 25 triggered a wave of protests across the United States. Continued protests demanding dignity and safety for…

‘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…

“Two years of challenging & rewarding experience” Raza Rumi says while leaving Daily Times

Senior and well known journalist and analyst Raza Rumi has resigned from his editorship in Daily Times. He announced his resignation on Facebook with…

Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot

Pakistan Air Force Avenge Indian Air Strikes in Balakot…

The cost of launching and appeasing bigots is way too high

May 13, 2018: The cost of launching and appeasing bigots is way too high That the country’s Interior Minister, who is tasked with internal…

The limits of populism

October 14, 2018: The limits of populism It has been more than fifty days since the creation of Naya Pakistan. The hype, the promise and…

Pakistan’s electoral quagmire

June 10, 2018: Pakistan’s electoral quagmire As the country heads towards another general election, a milestone is being achieved. Parliament, despite all the turbulence,…

The warning signs are here — is anyone listening?

November 4, 2018: The warning signs are here — is anyone listening? Asia Bibi, a poor Christian farm worker, wrongfully accused of blasphemy was…

The limits of electoral engineering

June 24, 2018: The limits of electoral engineering In a month’s time, Pakistanis will elect a new government. The political climate is acrimonious and…

Election 2018 will not lead to political stability

July 1, 2018: Election 2018 will not lead to political stability Pakistani electorate will exercise its right to choose the next government in less…

An outgoing senator has warned the political elites. Are they listening?

March 11, 2018: An outgoing senator has warned the political elites. Are they listening? Pakistan People’s Party’s former spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar, in his…

Mainstreaming extremism in electoral arena is dangerous

July 8, 2018: Mainstreaming extremism in electoral arena is dangerous The forthcoming elections in 2018 are mired in plethora of controversies; and this does…

Suppressing a youth movement will harm Pakistan’s future

March 18, 2018: Suppressing a youth movement will harm Pakistan’s future For weeks, the young Pashtuns are leading a broad, horizontal resistance known as…

Election 2018 — Seven cautionary signs

July 15, 2018: Election 2018 — Seven cautionary signs Under ordinary circumstances, the election campaign should have peaked by now with political parties and…

Old sherbet in new bottles

March 25, 2018: Old sherbet in new bottles The political turmoil in recent months has seen Pakistan’s military return centre stage. Since the exit…

Third election in a decade: democratic process wins

July 25, 2018: Third election in a decade: democratic process wins Pakistanis will elect a new government today. Since the return of democracy in…

Malala-hating and our xenophobia-radicalisation complex

April 1, 2018: Malala-hating and our xenophobia-radicalisation complex The return of the Nobel Laureate and brave Pakistani icon Malala Yousafzai to her homeland is…

Imran’s moment has arrived

July 29, 2018: Imran’s moment has arrived As expected, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the winner in the recent general elections. Finally,…

The state should engage with PTM. Dubbing it ‘engineered’ will not work

April 15, 2018: The state should engage with PTM. Dubbing it ‘engineered’ will not work The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has gained immense momentum in…

Turbulent times for a new PM

August 12, 2018: Turbulent times for a new PM Imran Khan’s ascension to the Islamabad throne is not without its pitfalls. As he may…
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