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Niha Dagia

Niha Dagia

Niha Dagia is a multimedia journalist covering health, social issues and politics in South Asia. Follow her on Twitter at @nhd00.

Posts by Niha Dagia
July 29, 2021

How Far Can Raw Talent Take South Asian Athletes at the Olympics?

By Niha Dagia
The performance of South Asian athletes at the global level is hampered by poor infrastructure and training facilities at home.

July 19, 2021

Terrorists Target Chinese Nationals Working on a CPEC Project

By Niha Dagia
Initially, Pakistan’s foreign ministry wrote it off as an accident, but China has described it a terror attack.
July 12, 2021

Vaccine Passports: Ticket to Freedom or Path to a Divided World?

By Niha Dagia
Gulf and Western countries require incoming foreign workers to have received vaccines that are in short supply in several developing countries.

June 23, 2021

Bilateral Bond Between Pakistan and Russia Deepening

By Niha Dagia
Both countries believe that a political settlement in Afghanistan is necessary for regional peace and stability.

June 21, 2021

Why Isn’t Pakistan’s COVID-19 Death Rate Falling as Quickly as Infections?

By Niha Dagia
The fatality rate trails behind infections, so Pakistan’s morbidity rates will take awhile to fall.

May 31, 2021

Pakistan Seeks to Punish Criticism of Army

By Niha Dagia
A new bill, if it were to become law, would further damage the Pakistani media’s ability to hold the military to account.
April 28, 2021

Pakistan Army to Enforce Pandemic Protocols

By Niha Dagia
But is it really a good idea to expose the armed forces to a deadly virus when the country is seeing a surge in terrorism?

April 27, 2021

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Crawls Along

By Niha Dagia
A hot summer and power failures mar Pakistan’s stuttering vaccination drive.

December 01, 2020

Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
By offering condolences for Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s death, is the TTP planning to expand its influence into the political realm?

October 27, 2020

Toothless and Terrified: The State of Pakistan’s Media

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
Journalism in Pakistan has never been easy, but the current environment is particularly dangerous.

September 11, 2020

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
August 24, 2020

How Did Pakistan Flatten the Coronavirus Curve?

By Niha Dagia and Niha Dagia
Despite ending its lockdown early, Pakistan managed to flatten the curve. But the country is still far from achieving herd immunity.

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