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Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal is a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in Lahore, Pakistan.

Umair Jamal is a freelance journalist and a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in Lahore, Pakistan. His research focuses primarily on the analysis of South Asian security and politics. His work has been featured in number of renowned media outlets including Foreign Policy, Al-Jazeera, The National Interest, The Huffington Post, Asia Times, The News on Sunday, Pakistan Today and others. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @UmairJamal15.

Posts by Umair Jamal
June 26, 2020

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Dubs Osama Bin Laden a ‘Martyr’: What Now?

By Umair Jamal
The statement brings to the fore uncomfortable truths.

June 23, 2020

Governing Ineffectively: Has Pakistan’s Ruling Party Turned a Health Crisis Into a Political Crisis?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s political crisis is deepening with the rise of COVID-19 cases.
June 19, 2020

What Does India’s Election as a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC Mean For Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Will Islamabad face consequences at the Security Council with India’s membership?

June 16, 2020

Amid a Pandemic, Pakistan Focuses on a Baloch Insurgency

By Umair Jamal
What do the recent attacks in Balochistan tell about Pakistan’s efforts to restore peace in the region?

May 28, 2020

Pakistan Plans Another COVID-19 Lockdown. Will It Work?

By Umair Jamal
Will Islamabad be able to bring the pandemic under control?

May 23, 2020

Understanding Pakistan’s Take on India-Taliban Talks

By Umair Jamal
Will Pakistan support India’s bid to establish ties with the Afghan Taliban?
May 13, 2020

How Effective Is Pakistan’s Newly Established National Commission for Minorities?

By Umair Jamal
The new commission has serious limitations that it should recognize.

April 29, 2020

Imran Khan Appoints the Pakistani Military’s Former Media Chief as Special Assistant

By Umair Jamal
Imran Khan brings in a former ISPR chief to ramp up his government’s information game.

April 23, 2020

Pakistan Gets Unexpected Economic Relief in a Time of Global Crisis

By Umair Jamal
Will Pakistan find some respite from the effects of COVID–19 outside its borders?

April 21, 2020

Amid COVID–19, Pakistan Launches an ‘Islam Friendly’ Action Plan to Keep Mosques Open

By Umair Jamal
The plan should be a cause of concern for the international community.

April 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19, a Governance Crisis Looms in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan faces a likely ruling class reshuffle in due time—once the COVID–19 crisis clears.
March 31, 2020

The Taliban Rejects Ghani’s Intra-Afghan Dialogue Team: What Now?

By Umair Jamal
The Taliban’s decision to reject Ghani’s intra-Afghan dialogue team should not come as a surprise.

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