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How Effective Is Pakistan’s Newly Established National Commission for Minorities?
May 13, 2020

How Effective Is Pakistan’s Newly Established National Commission for Minorities?

By Umair Jamal
The new commission has serious limitations that it should recognize.

Imran Khan Appoints the Pakistani Military’s Former Media Chief as Special Assistant
April 29, 2020

Imran Khan Appoints the Pakistani Military’s Former Media Chief as Special Assistant

By Umair Jamal
Imran Khan brings in a former ISPR chief to ramp up his government’s information game.
Amid COVID–19, Pakistan Launches an ‘Islam Friendly’ Action Plan to Keep Mosques Open
April 21, 2020

Amid COVID–19, Pakistan Launches an ‘Islam Friendly’ Action Plan to Keep Mosques Open

By Umair Jamal
The plan should be a cause of concern for the international community.

Amid COVID-19, a Governance Crisis Looms in Pakistan
April 15, 2020

Amid COVID-19, a Governance Crisis Looms in Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan faces a likely ruling class reshuffle in due time—once the COVID–19 crisis clears.

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled
March 11, 2020

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled

By Associated Press
Critics of the state in Pakistan are finding themselves increasing crunched.

Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan
February 24, 2020

Sedition Laws and Their Post-Colonial Legacy in India and Pakistan

By Bansari Kamdar
The legacy of colonial-era sedition laws weighs heavily on both India and Pakistan.

The UN Secretary General’s Visit to Islamabad Boosts the PTI’s Fortunes
February 24, 2020

The UN Secretary General’s Visit to Islamabad Boosts the PTI’s Fortunes

By Hamzah Rifaat Hussain
Antonio Guterres’ visit to Pakistan upped the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s domestic credentials.
Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape
February 12, 2020

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Escape and Pakistan’s Militant Landscape

By Umair Jamal
What does the controversial militant leader's escape tell us about Pakistan's fight against militants?

Pakistan Delays Decision on Movie That Offended Islamists
February 04, 2020

Pakistan Delays Decision on Movie That Offended Islamists

By Associated Press
Pakistani authorities are yet to determine whether to lift a ban on a movie that offended certain hard-line Islamist groups.

Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength
January 29, 2020

Pakistan’s Crackdown on Pashtun Dissent Reflects Weakness, Not Strength

By Farahnaz Ispahani
The inability of the Pakistani state to stomach Pashtun dissent reflects internal fragility.

Prominent Pakistani Writer Says Novel on Ex-Dictator Confiscated By Authorities
January 08, 2020

Prominent Pakistani Writer Says Novel on Ex-Dictator Confiscated By Authorities

By Associated Press
Copies of Mohammed Hanif’s book on Ziaul Haq, a former military dictator of Pakistan, were reportedly confiscated.
Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?
December 10, 2019

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

By Umair Jamal
The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?

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