Sidra Jafri

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Pakistan’s Poor and Vulnerable Remain Poor and Vulnerable

Pakistan is no country for the poor or vulnerable as is witnessed by the events surrounding the Nazim Jokhio case. In November 2021, the...

Imran Khan’s OIC Speech Reveals His Ignorance

Addressing the inaugural session of the 48th Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) Prime Minister Imran Khan brought up...

No Place For Shias in Today’s Pakistan

On Friday March 4, over 60 worshippers lost their lives and over 200 others were injured when a suicide attacker detonated himself inside a...

New National Security Policy Will Only Consolidate Pakistan as a Security State

In December 2021, the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the military establishment approved what is being described as the country’s first integrated...

Imran Khan’s Admiration of Turkey’s Erdogan Could Worsen Pakistan’s Economic Plight

Pakistan’s leaders have long expressed admiration for Turkey’s leaders and this, especially over the last few decades led the country down a dangerous path....

Sri Lankan Manager Burned Alive by Frenzied Pakistani Mob Over False Blasphemy Charge

Pakistan’s leaders and many Pakistanis have often claimed that things are better in Pakistan today than they were a few years ago and all...

Stop Misuse of Blasphemy Laws!

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to religious freedom and human rights. The country’s blasphemy laws...

Bullying Asma Shirazi is Part of Naya Pakistan’s Hostility towards Freedom of Expression

Pakistan ranks high on the list of countries that are hostile to freedom of speech and media freedoms.  Imran Khan’s government, contrary to speeches...

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...

CPEC is not the panacea for Pakistan it was touted to be

For almost a decade, Pakistanis have been told that the China-Pakistan relationship and especially the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the panacea of...

Pakistan’s Disregard for Religious Minorities is Appalling

Pakistan, a country founded to protect a religious minority (Muslims), has over the decades become a country where no minority, religious, ethnic, or gender...

No Cause or Religion Justifies Terrorists Killing Schoolchildren

Photo: courtesy New York Times All terror attacks are heinous, but ones that target children are the worst. In 2014, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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