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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 17, 2024

Modi 3.0 and the Uncertain Path to India-Pakistan Dialogue

By Umair Jamal
Amid an otherwise bleak scenario, the ceasefire along the Line of Control remains in place, offering hope for more confidence-building measures.

June 10, 2024

Pakistan-China Agree to Upgrade CPEC

By Umair Jamal
During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Beijing, Pakistan sought to reassure China of its stability and security concerns. But will it deliver on its promises?
May 28, 2024

Pakistan Plans to Regulate Social Media Through Legislation

By Umair Jamal
There are concerns that the authorities will misuse the proposed legislation to deal with critics and opponents.

May 14, 2024

Pakistan Government Sets the Stage for Reforms: Will the Public Embrace Change?

By Umair Jamal
Among other reforms, it is considering privatizing dozens of loss-making state-owned enterprises.

May 07, 2024

The Politics Behind Pakistan’s Controversial Judicial Reform Plan

By Umair Jamal
It is considering extending the term of Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, who is known to be close to the Sharif government.

April 26, 2024

Pakistani Business Leaders Pitch for Trade Talks With India

By Umair Jamal
But the country’s aggressive posturing against India will make it difficult for the government to take the process forward.
April 17, 2024

Pakistan in a Difficult Spot Amid Escalating Iran-Israel Tensions

By Umair Jamal
The government cannot afford to annoy Western countries, whose support it needs for loans. But the Pakistani public is angry with Israel.

April 09, 2024

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif Visits Saudi Arabia

By Umair Jamal
With some of kind stability restored in Pakistan, the Saudis seem more willing to implement past investment pledges.

March 26, 2024

Will Pakistan Go Ahead and Build the Gas Pipeline With Iran?

By Umair Jamal
Iran has threatened to take Pakistan to court over its failure to complete the pipeline project. But U.S. sanctions on Iran are an obstacle.

March 13, 2024

Pakistan’s New Cabinet Indicates Military’s Influence

By Umair Jamal
Key ministries have been assigned to those the establishment deems reliable.

March 05, 2024

Saudi Arabia Lauds Pakistani Cop Who Stood Up to Islamist Radicals

By Umair Jamal
It signals a shift in Riyadh’s position on Pakistani religious radicals, who traditionally seek moral guidance and support from the Kingdom.
February 27, 2024

New Pakistani Government Seeks Another Bailout From IMF

By Umair Jamal
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the Fund not to extend a loan to Pakistan unless an audit of the controversial election is done.

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