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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
March 05, 2021

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Future Uncertain Following Political Upheaval

By Umair Jamal
Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the parliament after his finance minister was defeated in a Senate election.

February 25, 2021

Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka Visit: Progress Amid Constraints

By Umair Jamal
Colombo has offered Khan a symbolically warm welcome but not afforded him opportunities to raise concerns about India -- or Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority.
February 17, 2021

Will Pakistan Come Off the FATF Grey List?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan may have done enough work to stay on the clear. But that may not be sufficient.

February 10, 2021

Did Iran Carry Out a ‘Surgical Strike’ Inside Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
A recent news report is unlikely to be accurate, not the least because it goes against established patterns of behavior by both countries.

February 01, 2021

Daniel Pearl’s Alleged Murderer Acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court

By Umair Jamal
The Biden administration’s statement on the Omar Saeed Sheikh order suggests a more nuanced public approach to Pakistan.

January 22, 2021

Déjà Vu All Over Again in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s opposition alliance accuses the ruling party of being close to India and Israel, as its movement show signs of petering out.
January 08, 2021

It’s Game Over for Pakistan’s Opposition Alliance

By Umair Jamal
Mutual distrust between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party has rendered the 11-party coalition toothless.

December 28, 2020

Why Are Pakistani Leaders Revealing Their Secret Visits to Israel Now?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistanis love to hate Israel, but their state has had relations with the country for decades. 

December 22, 2020

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: BFF No More

By Umair Jamal
Bullied by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is turning toward Iran, Malaysia, and Turkey instead.

December 11, 2020

Pakistan Opposition Alliance Plan Against Khan and His Party Enters Crucial Phase

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistan Democratic Movement is likely to face an uphill battle as it seeks to put its plans for Khan’s ouster in place.

December 04, 2020

What Can Pakistan Expect From the Biden Administration?

By Umair Jamal
While it is likely that Pakistan will see some relief come January, the United States’ policy toward that country will also be shaped by its relations with China and India.
November 27, 2020

Infighting in Pakistan’s Right-Wing TLP Following Death of Leader

By Umair Jamal
Pir Afzal Qadri, a prominent figure in the Tehreek-e-Labbaik, has challenged Khadim Rizvi’s son anointment as party leader.

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