Zahid Khan

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Banning Defection, Supreme Court Hurts Democratic Process

The Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order of May 17 — issued in response to a presidential reference seeking clarifications on Article 63-A or the...

Delaying Tactics Wont Halt Inevitable: Imran Khan Has Lost Support of Parliament

Prime Minister Imran Khan has long held a Messiah complex, the belief that Pakistan needs someone like him, and that he will make Pakistan...

Outlawing hate crime is futile, Pakistan needs to dismantle Ecosystem of Hate

Pakistan is one of the worst countries in the world to be a minority of any kind – ethnic, linguistic or gender. Over decades,...

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...

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Pakistan Must Get Rid of Colonial Laws Against Peaceful Assembly

Seventy Five Years after Independence, Pakistan still has many archaic colonial-era laws and primitive policing strategies. A new study by the Human Rights Commission...

HRCP: Polarizing Political Discourse Will only hurt Pakistan

Pakistan has always been a polarized society but four years of Imran Khan and his politics have left political discourse deeply polarized. At a...

Pakistan Needs an Agreement with IMF Urgently

Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis is not going to ease unless and until the government is able to get the IMF onboard and obtain the...

Pakistan Needs Continuity In Policy for Economy to Stabilize

Pakistan has long been characterized by political instability perpetuated by frequent interruption of the democratic political process that has resulted in the absence of...
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