Ali Chughtai

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Hybrid Regime has Destroyed Pakistan’s Economy

Three years into the ‘hybrid regime’ of selected Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan’s economy is worse off than it has ever been. The only...

Pakistan’s Unreliable Election Process Impairs its Democracy

  Free and fair elections and public trust in the electoral system and government are critical to any democracy. Almost every election held in Pakistan...

Will Pakistan Military Be Able to Save The Country From Covid?

One year into the Covid pandemic, Pakistan has yet to get a grip on the pandemic, or even enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs), and...

Perils of Promoting Cultural Nostalgia

When we look the world over, it appears that countries are demonstrating, in the words of author and public intellectual (and nuclear physicist) Pervez...

UN Report Suggests Pakistan Has Done Little to Tackle TTP

For the last few years, every Pakistani government has claimed that they are doing more to combat terrorism. According to the 27th report by...

Releasing U.S. Journalist’s Terrorist Killers Suggests Jihadism Continues to Thrive in Pakistan

Pakistan establishment’s support for jihadi and Islamist groups over the decades has led to it being viewed globally as a state that supports and...

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

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

Press Freedom in Pakistan Remains a Myth

  International media freedom watchdogs have often expressed concern about Pakistan’s lack of press freedom. On Sunday September 27, the federal executive council (FEC) of...

‘Single National Curriculum’ or More Brainwashing of Young Pakistanis?

The Imran Khan led PTI government has put forth a Single National Curriculum (SNC). While Cambridge O-A levels and International Baccalaureate will not be...

Pakistan’s Deep State Expands ‘Kill and Dump’ Policy

Pakistan’s Deep State has a history of targeting dissidents who live within its borders. In the last year or...

Why you should think twice before embracing Zaid Hamid

Pakistan’s current conditions are far from encouraging, as the government struggles to combat extremism and continues to fall short of addressing the needs of...

Military Accountability: The Role of Political Parties

The presence of Osama Bin Laden in Abbotabad has led to an opening of a Pandora’s box. The Pakistani military has had to pick...

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State Department Report Points Out Pakistan Judiciary’s Lack of Independence

A competent, fair, and reliable judicial system, especially at the grassroots level, is crucial to encouraging investment in any country. For many years now,...

Pakistan’s ‘New, Moderate Taliban’ Propaganda Turns Out to be a Blatant Lie

The Taliban have, through their actions, demonstrated the untruthfulness of Pakistani apologists of the Taliban, both within and outside the government. These propagandists had...

Islamabad Murder Exposes Lawlessness of Pakistan’s Privileged Elite

  On Wednesday July 21, in a gruesome murder Noor Mukaddam, daughter of a respected former diplomat, was killed allegedly by Zahir Jaffer, the scion...

EU Ban on Pakistani Airline Pilots Continues as Government Flails

The EU’s ban on Pakistan’s airline pilots has lasted longer than Pakistani officials had expected. It continues today.   In July 2020, the European Union Aviation...
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