Chaudhry Rasheed

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Balochistan’s ‘Haq Du’ Tehrik Reflects Total Baloch Alienation

The growing protests led by supporters of the Haq Do Tehreek , led by Jamaat-i-Islami’s Maulana Hidayatur Rahman, are not new. They mirror last...

Pakistan’s New Enforced Disappearance Law Fails to Address Problem

Last week the National Assembly passed nine bills including the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2022. While the amendment acknowledged the “crime of enforced disappearance”...

Another IMF Bailout for Pakistan is only a Mixed Blessing

After months of uncertainty, Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund finally reached a staff-level agreement on revival of the bailout program. This decision will...

Pakistanis yearning for Miracle Men Based on Culture where Emotion & Dogma Rule

Many societies crave for Messiahs but, as many have noted, Pakistan is one of those countries where, in the words of Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy,...

Imran Khan’s Rants Will Only Damage Pakistan

As Prime Minister Imran Khan is wont to do, he appears to have forgotten that he is prime minister and so is acting increasingly...

Pakistan’s Greatest Crisis is Bigotry!

Prime Minister Imran Khan may claim that he is moving the country towards a Riasat e Madina but the reality is that Pakistan is...

Religious & Political Leaders Responsible for Blasphemy Lynching Culture, Says Scholar

Less than two weeks after the horrific Sialkot lynching, while the majority of Pakistanis may have chosen to move on and forget that incident,...

Taliban Victory, Pakistani Triumphalism, and Homegrown Jihadis

Pakistan’s strategic establishment and segments of the Pakistani ruling class and elite may be celebrating the Taliban’s triumph in Afghanistan but this triumphalism will...

Imran Khan’s position becomes less and less tenable

Prime Minister Imran Khan narrowly defeated the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, days after losing a key Senate seat (from Islamabad) to the...

Pakistan’s Dance with FATF

Releasing terror suspects and delaying actions when it comes to terror financing is not the way a country seeks to rebuild its international image....

Pakistan’s ‘Circle of Dissent’ is Growing

Any form of dissent is viewed as anti-national by the Pakistani state. For decades, Baloch, Sindhi, Muhajir, and Pashtun dissidents have been the targets...

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...

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Pakistan is Failing or Flailing But Does Not Want to Face Reality

Pakistan has long been viewed as a failing – or flailing – state by analysts around the world. Pakistanis, in the name of patriotism,...

Pakistan Law Will Exacerbate Persecution of Minorities

Pakistan’s long beleaguered ethnic and religious minorities and sects keep facing new challenges. Just recently on January 17, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed...

Stock Market Bloodbath Amidst Pakistan Economic Meltdown

There is little doubt that Pakistan’s economy is not just in doldrums but in the ICU for the last few months. The recent bloodbath...

Ulema Support Christian Official Against False Blasphemy Charge in Pakistan

Pakistan is going through so many crises right now that any small event brings a spark of hope especially when it has to do...
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