Sidra Jafri

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Nankana Incident Shows Limits of Pakistan’s Khalistan Agenda

Pakistan has often been described as one of the worst offenders of religious freedom and minority rights. While Prime Minister Imran Khan...

‘Another Blasphemy Conviction That Shows Inherent Injustice of Pakistan’s Law’

After six years of being in prison under blasphemy charges, 33-year old Junaid Hafeez, professor at Bahauddin Zakaria University in Multan, was...

‘Finally, a court in Pakistan dares convict a military dictator for suspending constitution’

On December 17, 2019, a special anti-terrorism court sentenced former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death in absentia on Tuesday on treason...

‘Lahore Lawyers Bring Shame as They Attack Hospital, Causing Suffering for Patients’

If Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was alive today, that Inner Temple lawyer would have been ashamed and embarrassed at the behavior of...

‘Does Pakistan Threatening Nuclear War really help Kashmir’s Hapless People?’

It appears the Pakistani state has no idea of how to respond to what India is doing inside Kashmir and so they are...

The Ghaddar-making factory: from Faiz to Arooj

Last week the annual Faiz Festival was held in the Alhamra compound in Lahore. Instead of the focus being on Faiz and the festival,...

Pashtun Rights activist Idris Khattak forcibly disappeared

On Wednesday November 13th, Pashtun human rights defender and political activist Muhammad Idris Khattak was kidnapped by unidentified men when he was on his...

Pakistan should eliminate Terrorism instead of using anti-Terrorism rules to limit Human Rights

The rise of terrorism has led to a rise in anti-terrorism regulations around the world. The problem this creates is the rise in bad...

Maulana’s March Divides Pakistan, Scares Imran Khan

Despite its best efforts the Imran Khan government has been unable to stop the ‘Azadi March’ led by JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur...

Economy not in turnaround, rather it is in ICU, say economists

In recent weeks the Imran Khan government has boasted about an ‘economic turnaround.’ Economists, however, maintain that this is false and misleading and that...

JUI ‘Azadi March’ Threatens Selected Govt

After years of using dharnas to combat corruption and protest against the then ruling parties, Imran Khan’s PTI led government looks weak and silly...

Baluchistan Report says province is being shortchanged

On September 28, a blast in Balochistan killed three people, including an opposition political leader, Maulana Mohamad Hanif, Deputy Secretary General of the opposition party Jamiat...

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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...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...

Official Celebrates as Pakistan’s Blasphemy Mania Takes Life of U.S. Citizen

Pakistan has one of the worst blasphemy laws of any country around the world. These laws have been used for decades to persecute and...

Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Fuels Bigotry, Assault on History

Pakistan’s educational system and curricula have been criticized by historians and educators as being far from reality, creating a manufactured history, and suppressing any...
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