Sidra Jafri

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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)...

$17 billion go towards Elite Privilege in Pakistan, says UNDP

Income inequality and elite privilege is rife in Pakistan and has grown over the decades. The United Nations Development Program brings out annual reports...

Pakistan’s Legal System is Cruel and Unjust

Pakistan’s judicial and legal system leaves much to be desired but even there the case of Muhammad Anwar, who after spending 28 years in...

Establishment Attacked Dissidents While Leaving Indian Disinformation Unchecked

State and non state actors have long used propaganda and psychological warfare (psy war) against opponents. In recent years this has involved fake news,...

Khan’s Promises Notwithstanding, Pakistan’s Economy Continues to Slide

Two and a half years after coming to power and promising a Naya Pakistan in which the country would not have to beg or...

Imran Khan Govt Acts More Desperate as Opposition Mobilizes

With a strong campaign, three massive rallies, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the political situation in country is getter tenser day by day. The...

Terrorist Bombing in Peshawar Proves the Jihadis Never Really Went Away

On October 27, eight people were killed and more than 110 injured in an IED explosion at the Jamia Zuberia madressah in Peshawar's Dir...

Arrests of Shehbaz Sharif and Zardari Suggest Pakistani Politics Stuck in Old Ways

Has Pakistani politics returned to being a zero-sum game? That is the question being asked after the media suppression of the last two years,...

Remembering Pakistan’s Disappeared on ‘International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances’

On the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 31), there is a need to acknowledge that despite Pakistan signing...

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Obsession Leads to Sectarianism

  Pakistan has one of the worst blasphemy laws, a terrible record on minority (ethnic and religious) rights, and a brutal history of sectarian conflict....

HRCP’s Fact finding mission: Watta Satta takes another victim

Violence against women and ignorance among women of their constitutional right to life and security is rampant in many parts of Pakistan. An independent...

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Pakistan’s Taliban Supporters Threaten Writ of State and Government

Pakistan has long suffered from the menace of radical Islamists because of the deep state’s desire to use these jihadi groups for their regional...

Pakistanis Cannot Have Normal Cricket Amidst Security Challenges

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempts to portray Pakistan as a normal country appear to be running into problems repeatedly. Pakistan’s economy is still in...

‘Amnesty’ for those responsible for APS massacre?

Pakistan’s deep state and Prime Minister Imran Khan may be celebrating Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, but they are ignoring the blowback that Pakistani citizens...

Ideologically Adamant Taliban, International Skepticism Pose Threat to Pakistan

The Taliban and their Pakistan-based supporters may be thrilled that they have managed to overthrow what they perceived as two decades of governments that...
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