Sidra Jafri

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‘Is Pakistan Following China’s Lead in Controlling Social Media’

One week ago, New Pakistan wrote about the repressive new social media regulations that were recently implemented by the government...

Terrorists have better human rights than average citizens?

On January 11th, the former spokesman of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan, escaped from his prison, and made his way to...

Why are Sanitation Workers in Pakistan Killing themselves? HRCP Explains the Suicides

A society is known by whether or not it is able to protect its weakest citizens. In the last few...

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...

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Imran Khan Lies About Media Freedom Can’t Hide Ugly Reality of Repression

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to media freedom. According to global media watchdog, RSF (Reporters...

Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

Pakistan may have been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but it is fast becoming one of the most religious intolerant...

Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...

Imran’s Mantra to duck FATF bouncers

Prime Minister Imran Khan has always believed that just as he helped Pakistan win the cricket world cup, he will be able to duck...
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