Zahid Khan

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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...

Blasphemy Mobs Intimidate Pakistan’s Religious Minorities

Pakistan has long had a reputation as a country with the strictest blasphemy laws that carry the death penalty. Human Rights groups have long...

Naya Pakistan’s Naya Rules: Shehbaz Sharif Denied Right to Travel Abroad in Violation of Court Orders

The hallmark of a democracy is when the rules are the same for everyone, whether in government or opposition. The trademark of autocratic rule...

Former Playboy Imran Khan Blames Women‘s Clothing for Rape

Leaders are supposed to set examples, not just on the political but also the social front. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan apparently does not...

Imran Khan Govt. Downgrades Human Rights Further

Human rights have never been high priority for the Pakistani establishment, neither have they been important for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. What is...

Pakistan’s NAB Needs Accountability After Multiple Failures

Institutions are critical to any democracy and the credibility of the institutions decide their legitimacy in the eyes of the public and the world....

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...

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Pakistan Cannot Escape Rules of Economics

On Thursday May 26, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced an increase in prices of petroleum products. Finance Minister, Miftah...

Deal with IMF is Pakistan Rupee’s Only Hope

Pakistan’s economic crisis continues with the rupee in free fall and inconclusive talks between the government of Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)....

Pakistan in Crisis Mode, Once Again

Pakistan appears to be heading towards political confrontation with the recent PTI march on the federal capital. Crackdowns on the opposition leaders and the...

Pakistan Makes Changes to Electoral Law

Recently, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 that seeks to remove the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in...
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