Sidra Jafri

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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...

Child Abuse in Pakistan – HRCP investigates

As the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) notes “The mark of a civilized society is the way it treats – and protects –...

Pakistan Govt. Policy is to Batter the media into submission

The recent decision by the Imran Khan cabinet to set up ‘‘media courts’’ is being viewed as another mechanism to beat or batter the...

Human Rights group slams KP govt over ordinance!

On Tuesday September 17, 2019, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government promulgated an ordinance extending certain powers of the armed forces, which were available in the...

Rise in custodial deaths troublesome, say activists

A steady rise in deaths in police custody has led to public outrage which may help force reforms in Pakistan’s criminal justice system. As...

Death of a veteran political activist

On August 25, veteran trade unionist, political activist and writer Biyyothil Mohyuddin Kutty, passed away in Karachi. Mr Kutty was born in Tirur...

Pakistani Establishment’s India Paranoia

The Pakistani establishment’s paranoia about India appears to have reached fever pitch, from writing letter to the UNICEF to ask for removal...

Miltestablishment rules with an Iron fist

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is worse than Purana Pakistan. At least under previous civilian leaders, the Prime Minister had some say. Today,...

Suspending trade with India: Who will it hurt?

On Monday August 5, India repealed Article 370, an article that gave limited autonomy to Indian controlled Kashmir. Pakistan’s response, aside from resolutions and...

India and Pakistan need to care for their citizens

In the last week there has been a rise in exchange of fire along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan, this has...

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A Botched Arrest Embarrasses the Pakistani Establishment

On Monday October 19, Captain Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was arrested from their hotel room in Karachi. What ensued...

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...
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