Usman Ali Siddiqi

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Human Rights Deficit Wont Go Away By Over-Sensitivity to Criticism

The Pakistani state has always been sensitive to any criticism, whether domestic or international. In a recent column, veteran columnist and human rights advocate,...

Establishment Critic, Journalist Matiullah Jaan Kidnapped by Security Services, Released 12 hours later

On Tuesday July 21, veteran journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted from the federal capital Islamabad’s Sector G-6. According to Jan’s wife, “his car was...

Imran Khan’s pro-Jihad sentiment exposed by remarks about bin Laden

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s pro-jihadi and pro -Islamist leanings have been well-known, from his speeches and interviews going back years to his memoirs. However, even...

Human Rights Organizations & Defenders: Protect the prison populace during Covid

While governments the world over are trying to deal with the pandemic, Covid, human rights defenders are also seeking their help to protect a...

Pashtun Human Rights Defender Idris Khattak still missing

In November 2019, New Pakistan had written about the disappearance of human rights activist and political worker Muhammad Idris Khattak. It is four months since...

Pakistani State Losing All Credibility in Trying to Attack Dissent

Countries react differently to dissent, democracies normally accept dissent as criticism not as anti-nationalism or sedition. Pakistan, however, has a history of...

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

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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...

Pakistan Gets Seat on UN Human Rights Council Along With Other Rights Violators

Pakistan, along with Russia and China, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, bringing into spotlight the country’s sustained lack of commitment...
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