Syed Yahya Hussainy

15 Posts

Will Covid-19 Pandemic Worsen Pakistan’s Human Rights Situation?

All over the world, the weakest segments of society will be the worst hit by Covid19. That is also true in Pakistan....

What Good Does Another ‘Kashmir Day’ Do?

For the last seven decades Kashmir has driven Pakistan’s foreign and security policy. Pakistanis have the right to believe that Kashmir should form part...

Memo saga heads in different direction

Although the anti-PPP publicists have renewed their claims about Mansoor Ijaz’s version of events about the memo saga looking very believable, the ruling party...

Memo commission goes on wild goose chase

Despite glaring contradictions and absurdities in the testimony of Mansoor Ijaz, the man who instigated the memo issue, the judicial commission of inquiry appointed...

Pakistan’s Latest Political Trial

Pakistan's security establishment has a history of using politically motivated trials to get rid of inconvenient civilian governments. Most famously, Gen. Zia-ul-Haq's 1977 coup...

Pakistan’s Long March to Isolation

American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a strong warning to a long-time US ally last weekend, warning that if they don't change their stubborn...

Anti-American Pathology

Pakistan's political system is suffering from a debilitating illness. It is neither corruption, nor nepotism, nor most of the usual symptoms that our commentators...

How the New York Times Keeps Getting Pakistan Wrong

The New York Times is an institution in journalism. Published continuously for over 160 years, the Times has won 104 Pulitzer Prizes - more...

Fixing The Ship Without Sinking It

Pakistan is not the only country in the world where corruption takes place, but it does seem to be one of the few countries...

Wikileaks Actually Shows US-Pakistan Relations Are Strong

The past few days we have witnessed a lot of panic about the state of US-Pakistan relations following the release of secret diplomatic cables...

Pakistan’s Tea Party

As much as we are different, in many ways Pakistanis and Americans are actually quite similar. Events this past week have revealed some...

Sometimes madness is just madness

Something is very wrong with the state of US-Pakistani relations at this critical time in the war against extremism and fanaticism. In...

Latest articles

Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

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...
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