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Establishment Manages to Divide Pakistan Democratic Movement

Some months ago, there was hope for Pakistan’s democratic system when an 11 member opposition alliance, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) came together. All...

Can Pakistan Follow-up on its Outreach to India?

The outreach by COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa to India, echoed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, appears to be reciprocated in Indian Prime Minister...

Judicial Overreach Undermines Pakistan’s Democratic Facade

The decision by Sindh High Court to suspend two members of the Sindh Provincial assembly because they failed to supervise a campaign to cull...

Imran Khan Does Not Like an Independent Election Commission

Respect and strength of institutions is what makes a democracy. Days after losing face and a seat in the recently held Senate elections, the...

Pakistan’s Unending Political Crisis

For the last three years, political instability has been endemic to Pakistan. however, even in that context, the current system appears untenable. As long...

Rule by Establishment Means Permanent Crisis for Pakistan

Pakistani politics is once again turmoil after the Senate elections and the vote of confidence in the National Assembly. What will happen in the...

Attacking Institutions: Imran Khan and Co Cannot Handle an Independent Election Commission

Coming on the heels of the turmoil that occurred during the Daska National Assembly seat elections, it appears that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government...

Pakistan Should Not Expect Ties with U.S. to Dramatically Improve under Biden

Islamabad viewed the Biden administration’s arrival with trepidation mixed with hope. Under the Trump administration, Pakistan’s policy was stop making headlines for the wrong...

Manipulation and Attacking Opposition Won’t End Imran Khan’s Unpopularity

The recent loss faced by Prime Minister Imran Khan and his PTI led government in the Senate elections appears to have shaken the ruling...

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Bangladesh Record on Women Shows Where Pakistan Has Gone Wrong

        Pakistan has a terrible record when it comes to human rights, civic rights, and gender related rights. Most of the countries of South...

Bidding Farewell to I.A. Rehman, Pakistan’s Relentless Human Rights Defender

With the recent demise of I.A. Rahman, the honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general I. A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP),...

Pakistan’s ‘Environment be Damned’ Approach Having Disastrous Effects

The Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RUDP) is an urban development megaproject in Lahore that runs along the Ravi River. It includes the construction...

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...