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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
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.

August 18, 2020

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Reunifies with Uncertain Consequences

By Umair Jamal
Two major splinter groups recently reunited with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. What that means for regional security remains unclear.
August 13, 2020

Has Kashmir Ceased to Be Pakistan’s Jugular Vein? 

By Umair Jamal
It is high time that Pakistan’s policymakers trim the size of their Kashmir narrative to match the evident realities.

July 29, 2020

How Pakistan’s Political Parties Spread Radicalism

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s political parties have gone so far to appease the radical Islamist right that they have become indistinguishable from the radicals. 

July 24, 2020

Why Can’t Pakistan’s Opposition Parties Remove the Khan Government?

By Umair Jamal
Opposition political parties in Pakistan cannot topple the current government unless they are ready to anger the country’s powerful military. 

July 21, 2020

What Does China and Iran’s Proposed Military and Trade Pact Mean for Pakistan?

By Umair Jamal
Growing ties between Tehran and Beijing comes as good news to Islamabad.

July 11, 2020

Uzair Baloch, the Pakistan People’s Party, and the 18th Constitutional Amendment

By Umair Jamal
How a gangster from Karachi may become central to one of Pakistan’s defining constitutional amendments.
June 26, 2020

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Dubs Osama Bin Laden a ‘Martyr’: What Now?

By Umair Jamal
The statement brings to the fore uncomfortable truths.

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