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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
November 20, 2020

Radical Leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi is Dead – But His Ideology Will Live On in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Leader of a right-wing party with pull, Rizvi’s death will not diminish extremist politics in Pakistan.

November 17, 2020

What Explains the Timing of Pakistan’s Anti-India Dossier?

By Umair Jamal
Islamabad has come forward with evidence about India’s role in spreading terrorism in Pakistan. That might be a politically smart move.
November 09, 2020

From Trump to Biden: Will Anything Change for Pakistan in Washington?

By Umair Jamal
Brace for more of the same when it comes to Pakistan-US relations under Joe Biden.

October 30, 2020

Has Gilgit-Baltistan’s Election Made Pakistan’s Opposition Parties Relevant Again?

By Umair Jamal
The autonomous region is a powerful card in the hands of Pakistan’s opposition as it pushes against the Imran Khan government and the military establishment.

October 28, 2020

Quetta Rally Marks a Turning Point in the Opposition Movement in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
By repeatedly taking on the country’s security establishment, Pakistan’s opposition may have foreclosed the possibility of future reconciliation.

October 10, 2020

No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights

By Umair Jamal
Opposition parties have tapped a right-wing Islamist as the leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. That raises serious questions.
September 29, 2020

Will Pakistan’s Military Hold a Free and Fair Election in Gilgit-Baltistan?

By Umair Jamal
The November election in the disputed territory will be closely watched in Pakistan and internationally.

September 25, 2020

Pakistan Opposition’s Plan to Challenge Military Faces Setbacks

By Umair Jamal
While publicly taking a harsh stance on the military’s role in Pakistan’s politics, the country’s opposition parties also seek to be in its good books.

September 18, 2020

Police Reforms Are Necessary in Punjab Province. Why Won’t PTI Do It?

By Umair Jamal
Why has it become impossible to reform Punjab’s police under the PTI government?

September 12, 2020

Can PTI and PPP Cooperate in Karachi?

By Umair Jamal
Karachi is in ruins and the likely cooperation between the PTI and PPP is not going to change anything. 

August 28, 2020

What Does the Controversial Anti-Money Laundering Bill Tell Us About Pakistani Politics?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s parliament rejected a major Anti-Money Laundering Bill, claiming the government had left out the opposition’s amendments.
August 27, 2020

Can Saudi Arabia Continue to Take Pakistan’s Friendship for Granted?

By Umair Jamal
The recent statement by Pakistan's foreign minister demonstrates Islamabad's growing discontent with Riyadh.

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