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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 06, 2023

Pakistan Turns to Barter Trade With Russia, Iran and Afghanistan

By Umair Jamal
The decision is aimed at conserving dollars amid its crippling economic crisis.

May 23, 2023

No, Imran Khan Is not Pakistan’s Ayatollah Khomeini

By Umair Jamal
Unlike Iran’s Khomeini, the former Pakistani PM is neither a revolutionary nor is he seeking to overthrow established institutions as part of his so-called righteous struggle.
May 10, 2023

Imran Khan’s Arrest Sets Pakistan on an Uncertain Course

By Umair Jamal
His supporters’ attacks on army installations set a dangerous precedent and will further erode the military’s support for the former PM and his party.

May 03, 2023

China-Pakistan Ties Steam Ahead With Proposed Rail Project

By Umair Jamal
The $58 billion railway line will link the Pakistani port city of Gwadar with Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province.

April 25, 2023

The Problem With Pakistan’s Supreme Court

By Umair Jamal
The recent ruling fixing a date for the Punjab provincial assembly elections is deeply controversial as it lays bare the apex court’s partisan bias.

April 17, 2023

Pakistan’s New Multidimension Strategy Against Militancy

By Umair Jamal
In addition to deploying military force against militants, it will engage local communities and build economic opportunities to create jobs.
April 10, 2023

Pakistan Hails Baloch Separatist Leader’s Arrest as a Game Changer

By Umair Jamal
Gulzar Imam, who was in charge of insurgent operations in Balochistan and financial operations abroad, is the first top Baloch militant to be nabbed alive.

March 28, 2023

Revenge Politics Is the New Normal in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Top politicians have openly said that the current face-off between the ruling coalition and the opposition is a do-or-die battle, where only one side can survive.

March 15, 2023

Will Pakistan’s Carrot-and-Stick Approach to the Taliban Regime Work?

By Umair Jamal
If Kabul is able to get the TTP to call off its spring offensive, Islamabad would respond with deals on travel and trade.

March 07, 2023

Pakistan’s Parties Bicker Over Elections

By Umair Jamal
The government is unhappy with President Alvi’s announcement and the Supreme Court directive to hold elections for two provincial assemblies in a few months.

February 20, 2023

Pakistan’s Army Chief Calls for Cooperation in Tackling TTP

By Umair Jamal
The country's political parties are using the rising terrorist attacks in the country to score points against each other.
February 17, 2023

Changes to Indus Water Treaty Could Raise Hostility Between India, Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Many in Islamabad believe India’s threats are meant to strengthen Prime Minister Modi’s electoral prospects in upcoming general elections.

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