Chaudhry Rasheed

14 Posts

Pakistanis yearning for Miracle Men Based on Culture where Emotion & Dogma Rule

Many societies crave for Messiahs but, as many have noted, Pakistan is one of those countries where, in the words of Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy,...

Imran Khan’s Rants Will Only Damage Pakistan

As Prime Minister Imran Khan is wont to do, he appears to have forgotten that he is prime minister and so is acting increasingly...

Pakistan’s Greatest Crisis is Bigotry!

Prime Minister Imran Khan may claim that he is moving the country towards a Riasat e Madina but the reality is that Pakistan is...

Religious & Political Leaders Responsible for Blasphemy Lynching Culture, Says Scholar

Less than two weeks after the horrific Sialkot lynching, while the majority of Pakistanis may have chosen to move on and forget that incident,...

Taliban Victory, Pakistani Triumphalism, and Homegrown Jihadis

Pakistan’s strategic establishment and segments of the Pakistani ruling class and elite may be celebrating the Taliban’s triumph in Afghanistan but this triumphalism will...

Imran Khan’s position becomes less and less tenable

Prime Minister Imran Khan narrowly defeated the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, days after losing a key Senate seat (from Islamabad) to the...

Pakistan’s Dance with FATF

Releasing terror suspects and delaying actions when it comes to terror financing is not the way a country seeks to rebuild its international image....

Pakistan’s ‘Circle of Dissent’ is Growing

Any form of dissent is viewed as anti-national by the Pakistani state. For decades, Baloch, Sindhi, Muhajir, and Pashtun dissidents have been the targets...

Pakistan’s Media Freedom Ranking Falls Further

Pakistan has one of the worst records when it comes to media freedom. According to the global watchdog, Reporters without borders (RSF), Pakistan stands...

Banning Indian Cultural Products to Maintain Artificial Pakistani Narrative

The Pakistani state has a long history of moral policing but it appears to be becoming worse every year. According to an editorial the...

Pakistan Now Exports Blasphemy Terrorism to Europe

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...

Pakistan’s Covid Response Ignores the People’s Needs

The Pakistani state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been slow and fumbling. In addition, as human...

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Pakistan Must Get Rid of Colonial Laws Against Peaceful Assembly

Seventy Five Years after Independence, Pakistan still has many archaic colonial-era laws and primitive policing strategies. A new study by the Human Rights Commission...

HRCP: Polarizing Political Discourse Will only hurt Pakistan

Pakistan has always been a polarized society but four years of Imran Khan and his politics have left political discourse deeply polarized. At a...

Pakistan Needs an Agreement with IMF Urgently

Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis is not going to ease unless and until the government is able to get the IMF onboard and obtain the...

Pakistan Needs Continuity In Policy for Economy to Stabilize

Pakistan has long been characterized by political instability perpetuated by frequent interruption of the democratic political process that has resulted in the absence of...
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