Omar Derawal

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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...

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...

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A Botched Arrest Embarrasses the Pakistani Establishment

On Monday October 19, Captain Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was arrested from their hotel room in Karachi. What ensued...

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...

Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant...

Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...
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