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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Imran Khan wrongly conflates Pashtun nationalism with Taliban ideology

Prime Minister Imran Khan has long suffered from a ‘foot in the mouth’ disease. However, his repeated attempts to portray an entire community and...

Pakistan is unprepared for Climate Crisis

Climate change is impacting the entire world, but the South Asian region is at particular risk. Pakistan is among those countries that will be...

Afghan Science Textbooks, written before Taliban, way ahead of Pakistani Textbooks

Afghanistan is in the news for the Taliban’s refusal to allow girls to return to school but a recent study show that Urdu-language Afghan...

World Bank Reports Gloomy Outlook for Pakistan Economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan and his advisors may claim that Pakistan’s economy is turning the corner but the latest World Bank report ‘The South...
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