Usman Ali Siddiqi

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Pandora Papers Expose Corruption of Imran Khan Cronies and Pakistani Establishment

For years, Minister Imran Khan ran campaigns claiming that as someone who was not corrupt he would eradicate corruption and also ensure no one...

Pakistan’s Minorities Remain Under Constant Threat

Pakistan has the dubious distinction of being one of the worst countries to live in if you are a minority, religious or ethnic. While...

Political Isolation Hurts Pakistan’s Economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan and his advisors continue to claim that Pakistan is so important to the world and especially to the United States,...

Manipulated Elections Becoming Pakistan’s Hallmark

The recently concluded elections in Azad Kashmir were predictable in that they continued the tradition of the ruling party in Islamabad forming the government...

More Instability Ahead for Pakistan Under Hybrid Regime

The Imran Khan led ‘selected’ hybrid regime has long faced instability. However, over the last few months, with a divided opposition, seeming victory for...

Imran Khan’s conspiracy prone, misogynist, & Extremist Views Getting Exposed

Three years ago, when Imran Khan was ‘selected’ as Prime Minister of Pakistan, there were many around the world who viewed this as a...

‘Electoral Reforms’ Are an Excuse to Fix Pakistan’s Next Election

Clash between institutions is old in Pakistan, with one brewing between the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Imran Khan led government. The...

China Concerned About Pakistan’s Ability to Pay Back its Loans

The Pakistani Establishment has perennially sought a superpower ally who will always be ready to bail out Pakistan, economically, diplomatically, and militarily. For years...

With Many Children Out of School, Covid Further Damages Education in Pakistan

  Pakistan has one of the largest percentage of children out of school, with 22.7 million children not attending any school, religious or other. The...

Pakistan Establishment Seeking New Partners for Policy Shift?

Developments of the last few months constantly raise the question of whether Pakistan’s establishment seeks a change in the status quo.   The current system, with...

Bidding Farewell to I.A. Rehman, Pakistan’s Relentless Human Rights Defender

With the recent demise of I.A. Rahman, the honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general I. A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP),...

Pakistan’s Higher Education Crisis Needs More Than Personnel Reshuffles

Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) has often been the subject of much debate. Its detractors see the HEC as a redundant entity after the...

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Imran Khan wrongly conflates Pashtun nationalism with Taliban ideology

Prime Minister Imran Khan has long suffered from a ‘foot in the mouth’ disease. However, his repeated attempts to portray an entire community and...

Pakistan is unprepared for Climate Crisis

Climate change is impacting the entire world, but the South Asian region is at particular risk. Pakistan is among those countries that will be...

Afghan Science Textbooks, written before Taliban, way ahead of Pakistani Textbooks

Afghanistan is in the news for the Taliban’s refusal to allow girls to return to school but a recent study show that Urdu-language Afghan...

World Bank Reports Gloomy Outlook for Pakistan Economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan and his advisors may claim that Pakistan’s economy is turning the corner but the latest World Bank report ‘The South...
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