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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
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.

February 13, 2024

Confusion Reigns in Pakistan as PML-N and PPP Attempt to Form Government

By Umair Jamal
The big question is who will be the new prime minister? Both parties have their eyes on the top prize.
February 06, 2024

Frontrunners PML-N and PPP Lock Horns in Pakistani Elections

By Umair Jamal
Despite Imran Khan's immense popularity among the masses, the future of his party appears uncertain at this point.

January 19, 2024

With Surprise Air Raids, Iran Loses Goodwill in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
To not hit back was not an option for Pakistan, as that would have been interpreted as a sign of weakness at home and in New Delhi and Kabul.

January 17, 2024

Pakistan Supreme Court Strips Imran Khan’s Party of ‘Bat’ Symbol

By Umair Jamal
The party failed to provide sufficient evidence that it had conducted intra-party elections as mandated by the Election Commission, the apex court said.

January 12, 2024

How Will Islamist Parties Fare in Pakistan’s Battle for the Ballot?

By Umair Jamal
In a bid to broaden their support, they are not limiting themselves to religious appeals but discussing political and economic issues too.
December 27, 2023

Enthusiasm Marks Filing of Nominations for Elections in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
The number of people who have applied to contest the upcoming elections has increased by 33 percent over that in the 2018 election.

December 21, 2023

Pakistani Taliban Denies Attack on Karakoram Highway

By Umair Jamal
But Pakistan is skeptical. It believes the TTP is using allied groups to carry out attacks to avoid drawing Chinese ire to itself.

December 05, 2023

Pakistan Gets Ready for Elections

By Umair Jamal
Parties and politicians are accusing each other of receiving support from the caretaker government.

November 27, 2023

Leaked Pakistani Documents Point to Indian Assassination Program

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan is trying to capitalize on the negative publicity that India has garnered over its alleged assassination of Kashmir and Khalistan activists living in Pakistan.

November 14, 2023

Is Pakistan Eyeing Another Bigger IMF Deal?

By Umair Jamal
Its caretaker government is diligently implementing the terms of the current loan package, which would ease the way for an elected government to negotiate for more.
November 03, 2023

What is Driving Pakistan’s Decision to Deport Illegal Migrants?

By Umair Jamal
The large migrant population is a drain on Pakistani resources and militants among the migrants threaten its security.

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