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Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid is a Pakistan-based correspondent for The Diplomat.

He’s also a member of 101Reporters, a pan-Asia network of grassroots reporters. His work has been featured in The GuardianThe IndependentForeign PolicyBBCHaaretzArab NewsCourrier InternationalLe MondeDaily BeastThe Telegraph, MIT Review, among other publications.

Posts by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
June 28, 2021

How Pakistan Is Helping China Crack Down on Uyghur Muslims

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan was once an escape route of choice for many Uyghurs. Today long-standing members of the country's Uyghur community fear for their future.

May 26, 2021

The Gory Symbolism of a Terrorist Attack on a Palestine Rally in Balochistan

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While Pakistanis were united in their outrage over abuses by Israel, few spare a word for the systemic oppression closer to home.
April 23, 2021

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Battle Is Missing a Crucial Ingredient: Public Support

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Few Pakistanis bothered to follow the government’s public health guidelines. Now, many are refusing to get vaccinated.

March 04, 2021

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law Clearly Doesn’t Protect Hinduism

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The mockery of Hindu deities underscores Pakistan’s Islamist double standard on blasphemy.

February 25, 2021

Pakistani Farmers Are Gearing Up for India-Like Protests

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Farmers in Pakistani Punjab plan to take to the streets next month, hoping to generate some of the noise that their Indian counterparts have created.

January 13, 2021

Pakistan Continues to Sacrifice Shia Hazaras to Safeguard Jihadist ‘Assets’

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
A wide array of causes has led to Pakistan adopting a decades-old policy of appeasement toward anti-Shia militancy. The Hazaras pay the price.
December 24, 2020

The Unheard Voices of Kashmir

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While India and Pakistan argue and fight over the fate of Kashmir, is anyone listening to the Kashmiris?

September 17, 2020

What Role Does the State Play in Pakistan’s Anti-Shia Hysteria?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Recent anti-Shia demonstrations in Karachi raise uncomfortable questions about the possible involvement of the Pakistani establishment.

September 04, 2020

Asim Bajwa Exposé Underlines the Corruption Linking the Pakistan Army and CPEC

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
With the backing of the powerful military, it has become all but impossible to raise questions about CPEC -- even when major corruption allegations are made.

August 26, 2020

Can Pakistan and Bangladesh Be Friends?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
China and Turkey are providing the opportunity for Pakistan to sit with Bangladesh again. Islamabad must do so with sincerity and self-reflection.

July 31, 2020

Pakistan’s Bloodthirsty Blasphemy Law Needs to Be Repealed

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Vigilantes have claimed the life of yet another Pakistani accused of blasphemy.
July 08, 2020

Pakistan’s Hinduphobia

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The government’s plan to support the Shri Krishna temple in Islamabad has sparked a predictable, but still deplorable, backlash.

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