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    Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

    Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant countries in the world with the state and its agents...

    Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

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    Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant...

    Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

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    Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...

    Imran’s Mantra to duck FATF bouncers

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    Prime Minister Imran Khan has always believed that just as he helped Pakistan win the cricket world cup, he will be able to duck...

    Pakistan Gets Seat on UN Human Rights Council Along With Other Rights Violators

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    Pakistan, along with Russia and China, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, bringing into spotlight the country’s sustained lack of commitment...

    Senator Afrasiab Khattak: PDM’s First Rally Sets Stage for Challenge to Military Dominance’

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    Pakistanis, like their neighbors in India and Bangladesh, have always favored democratic rule and every time there are free and fair elections, they have...

    HRCP Will Monitor Imran Khan Govt.’s Threats to Opposition Rally

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    Freedom of speech, expression, and the ability to assembly freely without being detained are key to any democracy. Pakistan has rarely allowed these freedoms...

    SAATH Conference Discusses Rule of Law, Human Rights, & Civilian Supremacy in Pakistan

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    At the 5th Annual conference of South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights (SAATH), prominent Pakistani dissidents, including former and current members of...

    The Unending Saga of Pakistan’s Enforced Disappearances

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      Pakistan has long had a history of a state where citizens are subject to “enforced disappearances” --- people who speak out against the state...

    ‘Sedition’ Charges Against Democrats is a Longstanding Pakistan Tradition

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    The Pakistani state has a long history of labelling any form of democratic dissent as treason or sedition. In previous year, these labels were...

    Islamic Republic of Pakistan Must Stop Sexual Assault on Women and Children

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    Over the last few months, there have been numerous cases of sexual assault against women. A few weeks after the motorway gangrape, comes the...

    Pakistan’s TV Regulator is Actually a Censor Authority, Censoring Dissent

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    Pakistan has one of the worst records on media freedom and repression by the state. Instead of allowing freedom of speech and expression, the...

    Pakistan Now Exports Blasphemy Terrorism to Europe

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    On Friday September 25, an 18-year-old immigrant from Pakistan was arrested after stabbing two people near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie...

    Blaming Rape Victims After Another Atrocity

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    In early September, a young mother of two was gangraped on the Lahore-Gujranwala motorway. The outrage that was expressed by ordinary citizens against this...

    Arrests of Shehbaz Sharif and Zardari Suggest Pakistani Politics Stuck in Old Ways

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    Has Pakistani politics returned to being a zero-sum game? That is the question being asked after the media suppression of the last two years,...

    Nawaz Sharif Takes a Stand Against Pakistan’s Military Establishment

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    After months of staying quiet, it appears that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is unwilling to let the status quo stand and will do...

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