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So Close, Yet So Far: An Eyewitness Account of PTI and PAT Sit-Ins


Witnessing both Azadi March of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf (PTI) and Inqilaab March of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) for three days was a great experience: It allowed me to comprehend the aspirations, thinking, trends and  behavior of the followers of both these popular movements. One can draw many positive inferences from these large congregations. Protestors of…



Change in Policing culture of Pakistan: Lessons for American Militarized Policing


The capacity of police to both prevent and provoke conflict is increasingly recognized all around the world. In recent political turmoils in Pakistan the role of Pakistan police has been really apprecaitive. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) & Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led anti government marches towards the capital city Islamabad. These marchers have entered the Red…

Some Thoughts on Solidarity and Community


(I had written this article for our Save the UNT Library blog; I think it applies to more than just one cause and that is why I am sharing it ehre) We live in a world constructed to force us to internalize our own insignificance. Every single day we go on with our daily activities,…