Omar Derawal

84 Posts

Consequences of Raising Snakes in the Backyard: Terrorists Strike Pakistan, Again

Successive terror attacks in Lahore and Islamabad should worry Pakistanis and their leaders. The Imran Khan government has given carte blanche to radical Islamist...

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, Need Consensus

For the last three years, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stayed in power primarily because of the support of the military establishment. Mismanagement of...

HRCP Laments Murder of Coal Miners in Balochistan

Every state’s first responsibility is to the weakest members of society. Over the last few months, twice coalminers in Balochistan have been murdered by...

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...

Pakistan’s Ruling Elite Remains Punjab Centric

The government and state of Pakistan have long been Punjab centric, something that is widely believed by the smaller provinces of Pakistan. For those...

Can Pakistan Follow-up on its Outreach to India?

The outreach by COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa to India, echoed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, appears to be reciprocated in Indian Prime Minister...

Islamabad Cannot Be a Haven While the Rest of Pakistan Suffers

Abductions, kidnapping and disappearances are the norm in Pakistan. This week, however, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) expressed concern over the "deteriorating law and...

Pakistan’s Rulers Are Out of Touch with Reality

  We live today in a world where the people are connected to their government and their leaders through multiple channels, traditional and modern. In...

Jihadis Attack Kabul University, Exposing So-Called Peace Process

The latest violent attack at Kabul university once again brings to the fore the high price the Afghan civilians continue to face with the...

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

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

India & Pakistan should release detained fisherfolk

On the eve of their Independence Day, August 14/15, 2020, it behooves both the nations to release the 300 or so fisherfolk who are...

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...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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