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Pakistan Opposition, Backed by Ex-Premier, to Protest Khan
September 21, 2020

Pakistan Opposition, Backed by Ex-Premier, to Protest Khan

By Associated Press
Nawaz Sharif has re-entered Pakistan’s political fray, calling for Khan’s ouster.

Declan Walsh on the ‘Nine Lives of Pakistan’
September 15, 2020

Declan Walsh on the ‘Nine Lives of Pakistan’

By Shah Meer Baloch
Declan Walsh talks about his latest book, Pakistan, regional politics, media freedom, and more. 
Can PTI and PPP Cooperate in Karachi?
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. 

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

How Pakistan’s Political Parties Spread Radicalism
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. 

Can Imran Khan Stay in Power?
July 08, 2020

Can Imran Khan Stay in Power?

By Daud Khattak
The “minus one” narrative is gaining traction, but it would be difficult to replace Khan as prime minister.

Are Imran Khan’s Days as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Numbered?
April 21, 2020

Are Imran Khan’s Days as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Numbered?

By Daud Khattak
The PTI government's poor performance has apparently alienated even Pakistan's kingmakers: the military.
Amid Coronavirus Trouble, Pakistan Remains a House Divided
March 27, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Trouble, Pakistan Remains a House Divided

By Manik Aftab
The Imran Khan government is still refusing to seek cooperation from the opposition, even amid a health emergency.

Pakistan: How ‘Accountability’ Became a Tool for Political Oppression
February 13, 2020

Pakistan: How ‘Accountability’ Became a Tool for Political Oppression

By Abdul Rehman
Pakistan’s judiciary acknowledges the political victimization of the opposition, backed by military agencies.

The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan
December 21, 2019

The Musharraf Verdict Challenges the Military’s Hegemony in Pakistan

By Jaffer Abbas Mirza
Even if the verdict against Musharraf is never carried out, formally labeling the former general a traitor could undo 60 years of unquestioned military supremacy.

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved
November 15, 2019

Pakistan’s Sit-In Protests Come to an End, But Key Issues Remain Unresolved

By Daud Khattak
The protest might be over, but the central civilian-military tussle persists.
Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach
November 06, 2019

Pakistan’s Massive March Calls out Military Overreach

By Daud Khattak
The Azadi March has brought the religious right and secular left together on a one-point agenda of civilian supremacy.

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