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Imran Khan’s pro-Jihad sentiment exposed by remarks about bin Laden

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s pro-jihadi and pro -Islamist leanings have been well-known, from his speeches and interviews going back years to his memoirs. However, even...

South Asian Progressives call out targeting of Pakistani academics and scholars for political views

Pakistani academics and scholars have always faced a hostile establishment. However, over the last few years there has been a steady rise in targeting...

Pakistan must stop Torture. It is criminal, should be made a crime

On June 23, Rafiullah alias Amir, a resident of Tehkal, was arrested ​after a video of him mocking police officials went viral on social...

Attacks on Academics and their freedom continue

The attacks on academic freedom – from Pervez Hoodbhoy to Ammar Ali Jan to Mohammad Hanif- continue as do smear campaigns against...

Pakistani journalists remain endangered

Pakistan has one of the worst records when it comes to press freedom and safety of the lives of journalists and. Press...

‘Pakistan Tells Academics to Tow Line or Stop Teaching’

The strength and vitality of a society comes from the freedom it allows ideas and intellectuals. The more a country represses free...

Pakistan’s People Suffer from Pandemic and Bad Government’

Pakistan is witnessing one of the fastest-growing infection rates in the world with 174,510 confirmed cases, and the government’s response has been...

Sindhi Journalist Targeted as Pakistan Remains Unsafe for Independent Minds

Pakistan is one of the most unsafe countries for journalists, politicians and human rights activists. On June 16, the bullet ridden body...

Hope Alone will not solve Economic Problems!

Pakistan’s economy has been in doldrums for some years now and as per the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan...

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Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

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...