Shehryar Riaz Sheikh

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PDM Decides to Contest Polls, While Continuing Protests

Participation in the democratic process is key to democracy. Pakistan’s political parties have learned the lesson that staying out of polls only means you...

SAATH Conference Discusses Rule of Law, Human Rights, & Civilian Supremacy in Pakistan

At the 5th Annual conference of South Asians Against Terrorism and for Human Rights (SAATH), prominent Pakistani dissidents, including former and current members of...

Pashtun mothers in pain over escalating, heinous Taliban Attacks’

On May 12, 2020, the Afghan Taliban launched a heinous attack on a maternity ward in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The number of...

Pashtuns in U.S. Condemn Killings by Security Forces

On May 2nd, a senior leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), Sardar Arif Wazir was killed in an attack in his...

‘Missing Baloch Editor’s Body Found in Sweden: Are Pakistan’s Exiled Dissidents Now Under Threat?’

In March New Pakistan had reported on the disappearance of Sajid Hussain, editor of The Balochistan Times, who had been in exile in Sweden...

U.S. Ban on export of nuclear products shows Pakistan still seen with suspicion

Pakistan is not only referred to as Jihad Central but also as the land of the AQ Khan nuclear proliferation network. While the country’s...

Has Pakistan internationalized its anti-dissident death & abduction squads?

Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist, it ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the 2019 RSF...

A History of Judicial Tyranny

26 April 2012 was another tragic day in our democratic history; the unanimously elected Prime Minister of Pakistan who in his wisdom ordered the...

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Bangladesh Record on Women Shows Where Pakistan Has Gone Wrong

        Pakistan has a terrible record when it comes to human rights, civic rights, and gender related rights. Most of the countries of South...

Bidding Farewell to I.A. Rehman, Pakistan’s Relentless Human Rights Defender

With the recent demise of I.A. Rahman, the honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general I. A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP),...

Pakistan’s ‘Environment be Damned’ Approach Having Disastrous Effects

The Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RUDP) is an urban development megaproject in Lahore that runs along the Ravi River. It includes the construction...

Former Playboy Imran Khan Blames Women‘s Clothing for Rape

Leaders are supposed to set examples, not just on the political but also the social front. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan apparently does not...
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