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‘Sedition’ Charges Against Democrats is a Longstanding Pakistan Tradition

The Pakistani state has a long history of labelling any form of democratic dissent as treason or sedition. In previous year, these labels were...

Islamic Republic of Pakistan Must Stop Sexual Assault on Women and Children

Over the last few months, there have been numerous cases of sexual assault against women. A few weeks after the motorway gangrape, comes the...

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...

Pakistan Now Exports Blasphemy Terrorism to Europe

On Friday September 25, an 18-year-old immigrant from Pakistan was arrested after stabbing two people near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie...

Blaming Rape Victims After Another Atrocity

In early September, a young mother of two was gangraped on the Lahore-Gujranwala motorway. The outrage that was expressed by ordinary citizens against this...

Arrests of Shehbaz Sharif and Zardari Suggest Pakistani Politics Stuck in Old Ways

Has Pakistani politics returned to being a zero-sum game? That is the question being asked after the media suppression of the last two years,...

Nawaz Sharif Takes a Stand Against Pakistan’s Military Establishment

After months of staying quiet, it appears that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is unwilling to let the status quo stand and will do...

Press Freedom in Pakistan Remains a Myth

  International media freedom watchdogs have often expressed concern about Pakistan’s lack of press freedom. On Sunday September 27, the federal executive council (FEC) of...

Army Public School Tragedy Still Awaits Full Inquiry

Six years ago, on December 16, 2014, militants attacked Army Public School (APS) Peshawar killing 147 people including 132 students. On Friday September 25,...

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A Botched Arrest Embarrasses the Pakistani Establishment

On Monday October 19, Captain Safdar, the husband of PML-N vice President, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, was arrested from their hotel room in Karachi. What ensued...

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...