Omar Derawal

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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...

Reinforcing Pakistan’s Image as ‘Jihad Central’

Pakistan has been referred to as ‘Terrorist’ or ‘Jihad’ central for many years now, and while Pakistani leaders may claim that this is wrongly...

‘Sindhi Activists Condemn Ban on Sindhi Nationalist Group’

The Pakistani state fears not just ethnic identity but any political parties that have ethnic roots. The deep state’s fears of Pashtun...

‘Mullah Rule: Is Pakistan more Islamic than everyone else?’

Around the world, religious leaders, political leaders and celebrities are urging people to stay home to fight the Covid pandemic. During Easter, the Pope addressed...

Ehtram-e-Ramazan Vigilantes Attack Journalists In Islamabad

In May I predicted 'will we see Ehtram-e-Ramzan lynch mobs' this year due to government and media whipping up hysteria over anyone smoking or...

Ian Chappel feels safe. Do you?

If you haven't seen it, you have probably been in a coma. Ian Chappel said that he felt safer in Pakistan than in England....

Recent events prove now is the time for a modern nationalism

Seventy years ago, certain social and political ground realities existed which resulted in the political movement that created this country. I am not questioning...

Will we see Ehtram-e-Ramazan lynch mobs?

Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs has hardened punishments for eating during Ramazan, and anyone who smokes or eats openly during this holy period...

Are we heading toward another bin Laden disaster?

Today is 6th anniversary of that black day in history when it was revealed to the world that Osama bin Laden, the world's most...

Are we doomed to repeat past mistakes with China?

"Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." Are we doomed to repeat past mistakes with China? We believe we have turned...

Proof that Pakistanis are World’s Greatest Human Rights Defenders

Once again, international human rights NGOs, media, and even the UN have Pakistan in their sights. As usual, we are accused of ignoring human...

Benazir Bhutto: A Force of History

We can agree or disagree about many things in our country's history, but the effect of Benazir Bhutto on our nation is indisputable. From...

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Pakistan must honour pledge in Jinnah’s 11 August speech

On the eve of National Minorities Day, August 11, it would behoove all of us Pakistanis to remember the words of Quaid e Azam...

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...
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