Omar Derawal

86 Posts

Benazir Bhutto: A Force of History

We can agree or disagree about many things in our country's history, but the effect of Benazir Bhutto on our nation is indisputable. From...

Raid on Ahmadiyya HQ shows deep roots of religious hatred

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's move to rename Quaid-i-Azam University’s (QAU) physics department to the Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics and create a new programme...

Turn down the heat in Kashmir

Cross border firing in Kashmir has once again taken a toll. Three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced shahadat, and 7 Indian soldiers were killed on...

Pakistan Under Occupation?

By now you have certainly seen the photos of Motorway Police being attacked by truckloads of out of control Army personnel brandishing automatic weapons. Despite...

The Real National Action Plan? Targeting Minorities

"Is NAP napping?" It is a common phrase heard from political opposition and liberals. However if the National Action Plan appears to be napping...

Taking Refuge in Words and #Hashtags

The latest MQM fiasco has mostly focused on the issues of law and order. Rangers raided and sealed 90 after MQM activists carried out...

Quetta blast a turning point in public opinion?

In the aftermath of the Quetta Civil Hospital blast, the state has responded with the usual lines: Intelligence agencies are working day and night...

Balochistan: Our Human Rights Blind Spot

Entire country's effort to shame the global community into waking up to the human rights atrocities in Kashmir is encouraging and shows the power...

It is time that everyone stop trying to die for Islam and start trying to live for it

When Saudi Arabia confirmed identity of Jeddah suicide bomber as Pakistani Abdullah Qalzar Khan, it felt like a kick to the stomach. Then it...

Here’s Why Ansar Abbasi’s Pathankot Conspiracy Makes No Sense

Mohammad Tanzil, inspector of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) involved in investigation of the Pathankot terrorist attack, was gunned down in UP while returning...

Rising Pakistan (Costs)

China's $50 billion investment in Pakistan was hoped to be the game changer that would save the country from the brink of economic disaster....

Seditious Minds

Support for JNU students and clear understanding of India's over stepping the boundaries of democracy with fascistic tendencies is widespread. Most recently Dawn published...

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Pakistan Must Allow Effective Local Governments

Devolution and decentralization are key to democracy and democratic governance in today’s day and age. In Pakistan, unfortunately, the state is reluctant to allow...

Army has started its catharsis. Will political parties do introspection too?

In his last public speech before retiring on November 29, outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chose to speak about the legacy of...

Pakistan Gets New Boss as its Army Gets New Chief

It is said that most countries around the world have armies, while the Pakistan army has a country. In Pakistan, people may not care...

China Helping Pakistan in Baloch Genocide

The Pakistani state has long viewed any calls for ethnic or linguistic diversity as subversive and anti-national. This has meant that any demands by...
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