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

Power Play, Morality and … a TikTok Ban in Pakistan
October 10, 2020

Power Play, Morality and … a TikTok Ban in Pakistan

By Abhijnan Rej
Islamabad’s decision to ban the popular Chinese app comes amid deepening political turmoil in the country.
No, Fazlur Rehman Cannot Protect Pakistanis’ Democratic Rights
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.

New Criminal Case Registered Against Pakistan Opposition Leader Nawaz Sharif
October 06, 2020

New Criminal Case Registered Against Pakistan Opposition Leader Nawaz Sharif

By Abhijnan Rej
This comes in the backdrop of a growing push by Sharif and other opposition leaders to oust the military-supported Imran Khan government.

Pakistan’s Hybrid Regime: The Army’s Project Imran Khan
October 01, 2020

Pakistan’s Hybrid Regime: The Army’s Project Imran Khan

By Mohammad Taqi
With its latest power play, Pakistan’s civilian-military regime might have bitten off more than it could chew.

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

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.

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