Omar Derawal

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Pakistan’s Real Existential Threat is a Climate Catastrophe

The Pakistani state and establishment have argued for decades that Pakistan faces an existential threat from its neighbor, India, and they have spent millions...

Pakistan Needs an Agreement with IMF Urgently

Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis is not going to ease unless and until the government is able to get the IMF onboard and obtain the...

Consequences of Raising Snakes in the Backyard: Terrorists Strike Pakistan, Again

Successive terror attacks in Lahore and Islamabad should worry Pakistanis and their leaders. The Imran Khan government has given carte blanche to radical Islamist...

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, Need Consensus

For the last three years, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stayed in power primarily because of the support of the military establishment. Mismanagement of...

HRCP Laments Murder of Coal Miners in Balochistan

Every state’s first responsibility is to the weakest members of society. Over the last few months, twice coalminers in Balochistan have been murdered by...

EU Ban on Pakistani Airline Pilots Continues as Government Flails

The EU’s ban on Pakistan’s airline pilots has lasted longer than Pakistani officials had expected. It continues today.   In July 2020, the European Union Aviation...

Pakistan’s Ruling Elite Remains Punjab Centric

The government and state of Pakistan have long been Punjab centric, something that is widely believed by the smaller provinces of Pakistan. For those...

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...

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...

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...

Jihadis Attack Kabul University, Exposing So-Called Peace Process

The latest violent attack at Kabul university once again brings to the fore the high price the Afghan civilians continue to face with the...

HRCP Will Monitor Imran Khan Govt.’s Threats to Opposition Rally

Freedom of speech, expression, and the ability to assembly freely without being detained are key to any democracy. Pakistan has rarely allowed these freedoms...

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Imran Khan Cult Ignores Common Sense at Pakistan’s Peril

Former prime minister Imran Khan and his cult-like following may continue to believe that Khan is the solution for all of Pakistan’s problems. However,...

A Routine UN Speech Get PM Sharif Little International Support

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave his maiden speech at UN General Assembly on September 23. While the majority of the premier’s speech focused on...

Pakistan’s 3 Finance Ministers in One Year Do Not Reflect Stability

Pakistan’s biggest crisis is its economy and for the long-term growth of any economy, stability at the helm is key. Miftah Ismail has done...

Pakistanis Play ‘Who Will Be The Next Army Chief’ While Crises Engulf Country

The army has dominated Pakistan since its independence in 1947 to the extent that the selection of the army chief is often of more...
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