Mukhtar Ahmed

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Pakistan’s Unending Political Crisis

For the last three years, political instability has been endemic to Pakistan. however, even in that context, the current system appears untenable. As long...

Rule by Establishment Means Permanent Crisis for Pakistan

Pakistani politics is once again turmoil after the Senate elections and the vote of confidence in the National Assembly. What will happen in the...

Begging Bowl Endures: Imran Khan Borrows from China to Pay Back Saudis

Prime Minister Imran Khan may claim all he likes that under him Pakistan will never extend a ‘begging bowl’ before other countries, but in...

Imran Khan Lies About Media Freedom Can’t Hide Ugly Reality of Repression

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to media freedom. According to global media watchdog, RSF (Reporters...

‘Sedition’ Charges Against Democrats is a Longstanding Pakistan Tradition

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

Human Rights Group to Government: Your response to Covid-19 “sloppy”

  With 265,791 confirmed cases and 5,631 deaths, the response of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to Covid19 has been abysmal. According to a recent...

Government to use Covid-19 fund for interest payment

Pakistan’s economy was in doldrums even before Covid-19 hit. Just recently Moodys issued an alert and placed Pakistan on a watch list...

Trump is obviously wrong…But so are we

US President Donald Trump announced America's new Afghanistan policy today, which sounded very familiarly like America's old Afghanistan policy. What has received the most...

Sadiq & Ameen vs Security and Economy

Let us save the theatrics for the script writers for a moment and admit what appear to be some basic truths. Nawaz Sharif's family...

Parachinar and Sectarianism: Are Shia Becoming Next Bengalis?

The tragic situation in Parachinar has turned from bad to worst. First, the people are attacked repeatedly and agencies appear to be completely outfoxed...

Why can we shoot down Iranian drones but not American ones? Answer is simple.

Just as quickly as the news spread that PAF had shot down an Iranian drone that violated Pakistani airspace, the predictable question began pouring...

When all you have is an Army, everything looks like a war

It is hard for me to write anything since I haven't had enough sleep in the past 48 hours. I'm still not sure whether...

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Pakistan’s Taliban Supporters Threaten Writ of State and Government

Pakistan has long suffered from the menace of radical Islamists because of the deep state’s desire to use these jihadi groups for their regional...

Pakistanis Cannot Have Normal Cricket Amidst Security Challenges

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempts to portray Pakistan as a normal country appear to be running into problems repeatedly. Pakistan’s economy is still in...

‘Amnesty’ for those responsible for APS massacre?

Pakistan’s deep state and Prime Minister Imran Khan may be celebrating Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, but they are ignoring the blowback that Pakistani citizens...

Ideologically Adamant Taliban, International Skepticism Pose Threat to Pakistan

The Taliban and their Pakistan-based supporters may be thrilled that they have managed to overthrow what they perceived as two decades of governments that...
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