Zahid Khan

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Imran Khan’s Lack of Empathy Highlights Hazaras’ Plight

The recent killing of 10 Shia Hazara miners and the lack of sympathy expressed by Pakistan’s prime minister is not just sad, it is...

‘Terror Camp Organizer is now Pakistan’s Interior Minister: How can that help image?’

Pakistan has a new Interior Minister. It is a man Prime Minister Imran Khan once said he would not even appoint as a ‘chaprasi’...

Trying to understand Jihadi Militancy in Pakistan

There has long been a debate amongst scholars and analysts on the causes of militancy. In a recent piece, UK-based journalist and author, Owen...

Pakistan’s TV Regulator is Actually a Censor Authority, Censoring Dissent

Pakistan has one of the worst records on media freedom and repression by the state. Instead of allowing freedom of speech and expression, the...

Imran Khan’s Claims About Pakistan Media Freedom Ring Hollow

Pakistan’s leaders may keep asserting that there is no media crackdown in Pakistan or that the country’s press is freer than in the West,...

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...

Constitutional Writ Petition challenges NFC

A constitutional writ petition was filed in Peshawar high Court on Thursday July 9, under Article 199 of the Constitution, challenging the...

Pashtuns Remember Last Year’s Massacre of Peaceful Protestors

It is one year since the Khar Qamar massacre. On May 28, 2019, 14 people were killed and more than 24 wounded...

Pakistani State Continues to Wage War Against its Own People

The Pakistani state has viewed all ethnic movements, political parties and ideologies as anathema to the very existence of...

Govt focuses on Media, Opposition politicians & Kashmir not Coronavirus

The world over governments are focusing on how to tackle the coronavirus issue and ensure that their populations recover soon. Pakistan deep state, however,...

Pakistan’s War on Journalists Continues

Journalists are an endangered community in Pakistan. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 61 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 1992...

From Bacha Khan to Manzoor Pashteen

The Pakistani state, whose identity is framed around religion, has always viewed any ethnic identity as a threat to its...

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Callous Pakistan Government Fails to Get Covid Vaccines For Its People

Every government around the world is trying to ensure they have enough vaccines for their citizens. The Government of Pakistan had promised that they...

Imran Khan’s Lack of Empathy Highlights Hazaras’ Plight

The recent killing of 10 Shia Hazara miners and the lack of sympathy expressed by Pakistan’s prime minister is not just sad, it is...

Denial and Lies Will Not Fix Pakistan’s Battered Economy

Pakistan’s economy has often faced crises but for the last 2.5 years, ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government came to power,...

ISIS Kills More Shias in Pakistan But What is Govt. Doing to Stop it?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday January 3 targeting Shia Hazara miners in Mach coal field, 100 miles from...
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