Syed Bokhari

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Talks with TTP But Enforced Disappearances for Baloch, Pashtun, Sindhi, Seraiki, & Muhajir Activists

The Pakistani state and the security establishment are not only unwilling to speak to their own citizens – whether Sindhi or Seraiki or Baluch...

Hopes Arise That Pakistan’s Politics Might Become Normal

After a two-week drama it appears that Pakistani politics may soon revert back to some form of normality, if only in the sense of...

Forcibly disappearing Citizens will only weaken Pakistan

Enforced disappearances of ethnic minorities is old in Pakistan especially Baloch and Pashtun citizens of the country. More than a decade ago, Pakistan set...

Pakistani Academics Build Careers Through Fake Journals

a A country’s rankings in academic indices rests to a large extent on how academically rigorous research is in both public and private universities and...

Pakistan Continues its Slide Down the Islamization Rabbit Hole

The Naya Pakistan of Imran Khan and the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) will not be anywhere close to the vision of Quaid e...

Myth of Taliban Moderation will Haunt Pakistan When TTP Rears its Head Again

For some months now there has been a refrain in many circles, in Pakistan and around the world, that the Afghan Taliban had moderated...

Where is Pakistan Headed?

For some months Pakistan’s leaders, civilian and military, have argued that the country has changed, and the world needs to rethink its old views...

Dissent Remains a Crime in Pakistan: Attack on Asad Toor Followed by Attempt to Silence Hamid Mir

“Journalism is not a crime. Dissent is not a crime.” These words were recently stated by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. however, for...

Schizophrenic Imran Khan Undermines Potential Thaw with India

Even for U-Turn Khan as Prime Minister Imran Khan is often called on social media, the recent u-turn and the explanation over the u-turn...

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

  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...

‘Pakistan Tells Academics to Tow Line or Stop Teaching’

The strength and vitality of a society comes from the freedom it allows ideas and intellectuals. The more a country represses free...

‘Pakistanis Confront Arrogance of Military Elite’

A Colonel’s wife arrogantly refused to stop at a road barrier erected by police, abused policemen on duty, tried to forcibly remove the barrier,...

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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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