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    Pakistan must honour pledge in Jinnah’s 11 August speech

    On the eve of National Minorities Day, August 11, it would behoove all of us Pakistanis to remember the words of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah when he gave his famous August 11,...

    Pakistan must honour pledge in Jinnah’s 11 August speech

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    On the eve of National Minorities Day, August 11, it would behoove all of us Pakistanis to remember the words of Quaid e Azam...

    Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

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    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

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    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’

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    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

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    In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...

    Official Celebrates as Pakistan’s Blasphemy Mania Takes Life of U.S. Citizen

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    Pakistan has one of the worst blasphemy laws of any country around the world. These laws have been used for decades to persecute and...

    Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Fuels Bigotry, Assault on History

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    Pakistan’s educational system and curricula have been criticized by historians and educators as being far from reality, creating a manufactured history, and suppressing any...

    No reprieve for Pakistan’s Economy as Dependence on Loans Keeps Growing

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      Pakistan’s economic situation was in doldrums even before Covid19 struck.  Since 2018, the country has taken loans from IMF, World Bank, and from friendly...

    Establishment Critic, Journalist Matiullah Jaan Kidnapped by Security Services, Released 12 hours later

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    On Tuesday July 21, veteran journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted from the federal capital Islamabad’s Sector G-6. According to Jan’s wife, “his car was...

    Human Rights Group to Government: Your response to Covid-19 “sloppy”

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      With 265,791 confirmed cases and 5,631 deaths, the response of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to Covid19 has been abysmal. According to a recent...

    Imran Khan’s Captaincy Results in Pakistan’s Worst Innings Yet

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    Two years after being ‘selected’ as Prime Minister, Imran Khan is yet to demonstrate that he truly knows how to run the country. Pakistan’s...

    HRCP’s Fact finding mission: Watta Satta takes another victim

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    Violence against women and ignorance among women of their constitutional right to life and security is rampant in many parts of Pakistan. An independent...

    The Rich and Powerful in Pakistan Still Wont Pay Taxes

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    A progressive, fair, transparent and simple taxation system lies at the heart of a strong and successful economy. Pakistan’s tax policy, however, according to...

    Impact of Covid: Rising Poverty & Hunger

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    Since the start of the Covid19 pandemic, International financial institutions like World Bank and International Monetary Fund have repeatedly spoken out not only about...

    ‘Pakistan Govt Denies Internet to Some of its People’

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      Clamping down on any form of dissent or protest has long been the policy of the Pakistani state and that appears to have continued...

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