Usman Ali Siddiqi

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More Instability Ahead for Pakistan Under Hybrid Regime

The Imran Khan led ‘selected’ hybrid regime has long faced instability. However, over the last few months, with a divided opposition, seeming victory for...

Imran Khan’s conspiracy prone, misogynist, & Extremist Views Getting Exposed

Three years ago, when Imran Khan was ‘selected’ as Prime Minister of Pakistan, there were many around the world who viewed this as a...

‘Electoral Reforms’ Are an Excuse to Fix Pakistan’s Next Election

Clash between institutions is old in Pakistan, with one brewing between the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Imran Khan led government. The...

China Concerned About Pakistan’s Ability to Pay Back its Loans

The Pakistani Establishment has perennially sought a superpower ally who will always be ready to bail out Pakistan, economically, diplomatically, and militarily. For years...

With Many Children Out of School, Covid Further Damages Education in Pakistan

  Pakistan has one of the largest percentage of children out of school, with 22.7 million children not attending any school, religious or other. The...

Pakistan Establishment Seeking New Partners for Policy Shift?

Developments of the last few months constantly raise the question of whether Pakistan’s establishment seeks a change in the status quo.   The current system, with...

Bidding Farewell to I.A. Rehman, Pakistan’s Relentless Human Rights Defender

With the recent demise of I.A. Rahman, the honorary spokesperson and former secretary-general I. A. Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP),...

Pakistan’s Higher Education Crisis Needs More Than Personnel Reshuffles

Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) has often been the subject of much debate. Its detractors see the HEC as a redundant entity after the...

Imran Khan Has Failed in Delivering Good Governance

  Good governance is minimum government and real devolution of administration. Pakistan’s challenge has been the inability of its leaders to understand that everything does...

Denial and Lies Will Not Fix Pakistan’s Battered Economy

Pakistan’s economy has often faced crises but for the last 2.5 years, ever since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s PTI led government came to power,...

Human Rights Deficit Wont Go Away By Over-Sensitivity to Criticism

The Pakistani state has always been sensitive to any criticism, whether domestic or international. In a recent column, veteran columnist and human rights advocate,...

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

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...

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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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