Mukhtar Ahmed

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When Looting Is Legal

Hearings in 'Panamagate' continue, though the case has been hitting some road blocks. Supreme Court Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan has accused Jamaat lawyer Taufiq Asif of...

Bhensa, Blasphemy, and the Role of the Court

After several liberal activists including a professor of Fatima Jinnah University mysteriously disappeared, state security agencies once again found themselves facing negative international attention....

Nawaz has a problem. His name is Chaudhry Nisar.

Nawaz Sharif gave a commendable speech today in Chakwal, saying that his government is dedicated to improving the lot and lives of religious minorities...

Hypernationalists and Censorship: Old Whine, New Media

Censorship in this country is nothing new. Anyone who has worked in media is familiar with the way articles are 'reviewed' and 'edited' before...

In-credible Pakistan

The state's credibility problem endures. Following the unprecedented attack on APS Peshawar, death penalty was reinstated after seven years moratorium. The death penalty returned...

Chakwal Attack Goes Against Prophet’s (PBUH) Shining Example

In a report on the shining example of of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'s life, Nikhat Sattar gives the following conclusion: "The personal legacy of the...

Another case against MQM falls apart

The script is a familiar one by now. LEAs carry out a major raid. Media broadcasts images of political workers being loaded into the...

Should we care if China uses CPEC to increase trade with India?

When I was growing up there was a boy who lived near us who one day received a very special gift. It was a...

Pakistan-China Relations: What are friends for?

China has proven to be a powerful antidote to concerns about international isolation. Relations with America might be on the decline, but isn't America...

Time for a new strategy in Karachi

After the high profile raids, the media circus, the declarations from the highest corridors of power, the charges fell flat. Over the weekend an...

Pragmatic Moderation: An alternative to failed hyper-nationalism?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be commended for attempting to use diplomacy to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people. However, it is time to...

Come back Nadeem F Paracha! We need you!

Nadeem F Paracha, or 'NFP' as he's also known, has one of the sharpest wits in the country. For a long time I have...

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Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...
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