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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 28, 2022

Can Pakistan Weaken the Growing India-Taliban Outreach?

By Umair Jamal
Islamabad is reported to have asked its missions in Afghanistan to highlight ideological and political contradictions between India and the Taliban.

June 15, 2022

Pakistan’s New Budget Aims to Please the IMF

By Umair Jamal
However, the funding body's representatives say that additional measures are needed to bring the budget in line with its objectives.
June 13, 2022

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Declares Unilateral Ceasefire

By Umair Jamal
Worryingly, the Pakistan government is engaging the militant group in talks from a position of weakness.

May 27, 2022

Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
The former Pakistani prime minister has given the Shehbaz Sharif government six days to call elections.

May 19, 2022

Pakistan’s New Government Mends Ties With the US

By Umair Jamal
Rapprochement could help ease Pakistan’s troubles with negotiating loans from the IMF.

May 10, 2022

Imran Khan’s Political Career Far From Over

By Umair Jamal
Within a month of his ouster, the former Pakistani PM has been able to revive his support base substantially, prompting many to believe that he could win an election today.
April 20, 2022

Pakistan Takes Fight Against TTP Into Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The military action inside Afghanistan marks a significant shift in its approach to the terror group.

April 11, 2022

Imran Khan Is Pakistan’s New Political Pariah

By Umair Jamal
Abandoned by his former patrons, the military, the erstwhile prime minister is back on the streets to mobilize his supporters and push for early elections.

April 04, 2022

All Eyes on Supreme Court as Pakistan’s Political Crisis Deepens

By Umair Jamal
The political and constitutional crisis has only just begun. Violence looms and the military is watching

March 28, 2022

Imran Khan Fights For His Survival

By Umair Jamal
Could the Pakistani prime minister appoint a new army chief to turn the political tide in his favor?

March 14, 2022

Pakistan Alarmed Over India’s Accidental Missile Firing

By Umair Jamal
The incident has raised questions about existing safety mechanisms in India to prevent accidental missile launches.
March 08, 2022

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Takes on the West

By Umair Jamal
Imran’s Khan’s tirade against the U.S. comes at a time when he is facing serious political challenges at home.

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