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Pakistan’s Media Freedom Ranking Falls Further

Pakistan has one of the worst records when it comes to media freedom. According to the global watchdog, Reporters without borders (RSF), Pakistan stands...

Imran Khan’s Populism is Worse Than Populist Rhetoric Around the World

  Rise of populism and social media have led to the degermation of political discourse in many countries around the world, Pakistan is no exception....

Imran Khan Appoints His ‘Rudy’ as Head of State TV

The recent appointment of Naeem Bukhari, a television personality who served as Imran Khan’s personal lawyer, as chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation represents the...

Pakistan’s Rulers Are Out of Touch with Reality

  We live today in a world where the people are connected to their government and their leaders through multiple channels, traditional and modern. In...

Ending Extremist Reality More Important Than Just Changing Narrative

Pakistani governments have always believed that all they need to do is change the narrative about Pakistan, without changing its reality. The reality is...

Debt Ridden Pakistan Cannot Afford to Alienate Friends, from France to Saudi & UAE

At a time when Pakistan’s economy is on a downward slide, it is losing friends in the Gulf, and it is increasingly isolated on...

What Does Huge Funeral for Bigot who Threatened Nuclear War Tell About Pakistan?

Pakistan was founded as a country for Muslims, not an Islamic state. However, decades of indoctrination in schools and covert and overt support by...

TLP Protests: Pakistani State Keeps Ceding Space to Non-State Actors

The Pakistani state has a long history of ceding space to non-state actors but repressing genuine civilian political parties. Activists belonging to the Tehreek-i-Labbaik...

Khan’s Promises Notwithstanding, Pakistan’s Economy Continues to Slide

Two and a half years after coming to power and promising a Naya Pakistan in which the country would not have to beg or...

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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...

Denial and Lies Will Not Fix Pakistan’s Battered Economy

Pakistan’s economy has often faced crises but for the last 2.5 years, ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government came to power,...

ISIS Kills More Shias in Pakistan But What is Govt. Doing to Stop it?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday January 3 targeting Shia Hazara miners in Mach coal field, 100 miles from...

Islamabad Cannot Be a Haven While the Rest of Pakistan Suffers

Abductions, kidnapping and disappearances are the norm in Pakistan. This week, however, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) expressed concern over the "deteriorating law and...