Zahid Khan

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Judiciary Helps Pakistan Deep State and Government in Curtailing Media Freedom

Press freedom has always ranked abysmally low in Pakistan with the Pakistani state repressing freedom of speech and expression. At periodic intervals, however, the...

Pakistan’s Refusal to Attend Proves Biden Admin was Wrong to Invite it to ‘Democracy Summit.’

In a highly public snub to the United States and especially the Biden administration, Prime Minister Imran Khan turned down an invitation to attend...

50 Years after 1971, Nothing Has Changed in Pakistan

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the deepest self-inflicted wound on the Pakistani psyche and territory. However, have the powers that be in...

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...

Imran Khan’s fantasy, US-Pakistan relations will go back to ‘business as usual’

Prime Minister Imran Khan would like President Joe Biden to call him and maybe invite him to Washington and the Pakistani military would like...

Establishment and Imran Khan Planning to Rig Another Election

More than seven decades after Independence, Pakistan has rarely had genuinely free and fair elections. However, in recent years, demands for electoral reforms have...

Violence Mars Voting in Pakistan

The recently concluded elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), witnessed large scale violence with the deaths of two workers of the ruling party,...

Friction increasing in China Pakistan Relations

Recent events show that the ‘higher than the Karakoram and sweeter than honey’ relationship between China and Pakistan is not as close as the...

Positive Propaganda’ is not a substitute for Sound Economic Policy

Pakistan’s economy has almost always been in the doldrums, and the country is always one step away from a major crisis. Historically the government...

Torture in State Custody Remains Endemic in Pakistan

Pakistan is a signatory to the Convention against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and the International Convention on...

Pakistan is Back at the IMF’s Door with Begging Bowl

Over the last seven decades, Pakistan has approached the International Monetary Fund (IMF) 23 times, and almost always, the government of the day borrows...

Pakistan Lurches from Crisis to Crisis

Pakistan has often, over the last seven decades, lurched from crisis to crisis and been variously termed, failed or failing or flailing state. Once...

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Economist once consulted by Imran Khan Explains Why Pakistan’s Economy Isn’t Growing

Despite Imran Khan’s proclamations about a ‘Riyasat e Madina’ Pakistan’s economic crises continue unabated and there is no sign that things will improve any...

Pakistan’s New Security Policy Offers Nothing New

The National Security Policy of Pakistan (NSP) released by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is simply ‘old wine in a new bottle.’...

New National Security Policy Will Only Consolidate Pakistan as a Security State

In December 2021, the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the military establishment approved what is being described as the country’s first integrated...

Murree Tragedy Needs Investigation by Independent Commission

On Saturday January 8, calamity hit Pakistan’s most popular hill station with 23 people dying as their cars were stranded in a massive traffic...
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