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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
December 08, 2022

Pakistan Could Take Its Fight Against the TTP to Sanctuaries in Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
Washington's recent addition of the TTP to its list of global terrorist groups signals the renewed U.S.-Pakistan coordination in bringing such organizations to heel.

November 25, 2022

Gen. Munir’s Appointment as Army Chief Bodes Well for Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
The civilian leadership seems to have realized that merit and seniority rather than political considerations should determine the selection of the army chief.
November 15, 2022

General Qamar Javed Bajwa: Pakistan’s Democratic General

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff sought to ensure that the military confined itself to the role defined for it under the constitution.

November 10, 2022

Imran Khan’s Long March Isn’t About Strengthening Civilian Forces in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
The PTI chief is unwilling to talk to the civilian government and wants the generals to mediate in the crisis to deliver his demands.

November 03, 2022

Pakistani PM’s Visit to China Puts CPEC Back on Track

By Umair Jamal
The two sides agreed to launch the $10-billion high-speed Karachi-Peshawar rail project and President Xi promised Pakistan help in dealing with its financial crisis.

October 18, 2022

Imran Khan Sweeps By-Elections in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
But Khan is on a road to nowhere as his push for early general elections is unlikely to materialize and winning power remains a distant dream.
October 13, 2022

US, German Statements on Kashmir Raise Hope in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
How Islamabad can benefit in the long run from the opportunity that appears to have opened up is unclear.

October 07, 2022

Pakistan Army Chief Visits US to Reaffirm Stability of Ties

By Umair Jamal
This was General Bajwa’s last trip to Washington before his six-year term as military chief ends in November.

September 28, 2022

Military Helps With Rescue and Relief Efforts in Flood-Ravaged Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
As the country’s most efficient and well-resourced institution, the Pakistan Army is best positioned to carry out relief work on the scale warranted by the recent disaster.

September 20, 2022

Cash-Strapped Pakistan Struggles to Keep China Happy

By Umair Jamal
It has promised to pay $200 million to four Chinese power producers but that is just a fraction of the money owed to China.

September 08, 2022

Why Is Imran Khan Politicking While Floods Devastate Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
The former PM does not want to weaken the momentum his campaign has built up against his political foes.
August 29, 2022

Imran Khan Pushing Hard for Early Elections

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s former PM is confident that free and fair polls would bring him back to power.

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