Zahid Khan

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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...

India and Pakistan should behave like responsible nuclear powers

In the aftermath of the August 5th decision by India to revoke Article 370, there has been a lot of rhetoric...

BBC on Secret Human Rights abuses by Pakistan’s Deep State

Over the years reports by international Human Rights organizations like Amnesty and Human Rights Watch and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan...

Pakistan’s economic woes continue: SBP talks of higher inflation

Pakistan’s leadership may be feeling good about staving off an immediate economic crisis through the $6 billion IMF bailout but Pakistan’s economic problems are...

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Imran Khan Lies About Media Freedom Can’t Hide Ugly Reality of Repression

Pakistan ranks as one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to media freedom. According to global media watchdog, RSF (Reporters...

Pakistan: Graveyard for minorities

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

Imran Khan failing in dealing with his myriad challenges

Politics in Pakistan is a funny game. Neither brute majority in Parliament nor charisma offer manna for survival.  Only the ability to pocket pride...

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...
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