Omar Derawal

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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...

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...

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Every government around the world is trying to ensure they have enough vaccines for their citizens. The Government of Pakistan had promised that they...

Imran Khan’s Lack of Empathy Highlights Hazaras’ Plight

The recent killing of 10 Shia Hazara miners and the lack of sympathy expressed by Pakistan’s prime minister is not just sad, it is...

Denial and Lies Will Not Fix Pakistan’s Battered Economy

Pakistan’s economy has often faced crises but for the last 2.5 years, ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government came to power,...

ISIS Kills More Shias in Pakistan But What is Govt. Doing to Stop it?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday January 3 targeting Shia Hazara miners in Mach coal field, 100 miles from...
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