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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
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January 24, 2022

Taliban’s Victory, Baloch Militancy, and Pakistan’s Choices

By Umair Jamal
The first six months of Taliban rule show that the group has not delivered on any of Pakistan’s concerns.
January 19, 2022

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Is Under Attack From Within

By Umair Jamal
Prime Minister Imran Khan's government is being criticized publicly by legislators from his party.

January 11, 2022

Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble

By Umair Jamal
Taliban’s recent confrontation of Pakistan over its fencing of the disputed Durand Line, which Afghanistan does not recognize, has taken many by surprise.

December 29, 2021

Tough Days Ahead for Pakistan’s Ruling Party

By Umair Jamal
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s defeat in its traditional stronghold of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa does not bode well for its electoral prospects in other parts of the country.

December 10, 2021

Blasphemy Killing Could Cast a Shadow on Pakistan’s Economy

By Umair Jamal
Why would foreign investors want to visit Pakistan if they could get lynched on accusations of blasphemy?
December 02, 2021

Pakistan’s Surging Religious Extremism

By Umair Jamal
Its political class has neither the will nor the intent to tackle religious extremism as all have benefited from it.

November 25, 2021

Could the Taliban Get India and Pakistan to Cooperate?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s opening of the overland trade route to Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan came on the Taliban’s nudging.
November 16, 2021

Imran Khan Seals Deal With the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Will the Pakistani government concede to the TTP demand for implementation of Sharia in tribal areas?

November 02, 2021

Pakistan’s TLP Emerges Stronger From Protests

By Umair Jamal
The Imran Khan government’s secret deal with the banned group will get the latter off the streets but at a price.

October 27, 2021

Tumultuous Days Ahead for Prime Minister Imran Khan

By Umair Jamal
Economic turmoil, mass protests and a spat with the military are among a string of crises that the Pakistan government is battling at home.

October 22, 2021

Storm Clouds Hang Over ‘All-Weather’ Sino-Pakistani Friendship

By Umair Jamal
Attacks on Chinese nationals working in CPEC projects in Pakistan have drawn China’s ire.
October 08, 2021

Pakistan’s Great Expectations of the Taliban

By Umair Jamal
Taliban leaders would not want to appear as Pakistan’s pawns as that would undermine their stature among the rank and file.

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