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News Max Publishes Journalistic Junk about Pakistan

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In a recently published, highly speculative article by Arnaud de Borchgrave about Pakistani Prime minister, of whom I am no fan, the author seems to assert, without any credible sources, that the current Pakistani prime minister is an ISIS sympathizer.[1] There are some interesting and bizarre claims made about Nawaz Sharif, some of which include the following: Nawaz,…

Qaumi Aman Party: A New Kind of Politics is Emerging

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For the last few months some of my friends and I have been laying down the ground work for the Qaumi Aman Party, Pakistan (QAP). I must admit that this a very humble and tentative start and the party has not yet been registered. Our idea was to create a political party with as much…

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Democracy and Divided Narratives…..!!!

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The so-called Inqalab and Azadi marches have heated up the debates at different societal and political levels. Nobody could guess what will come out of the ongoing political strife, but one thing it has come up with is the polarization of society on political discourse. It has not created it; it has raised it to…

This is not the Time for Cricket Metaphors

Pakistani politician Imran Khan stands on a vehicle in Mianwali, northern Pakistan

In the wake of the recent popular protests in Islamabad, quite a few cultural and political writers have opined upon the nature and potential of these protests. Some have even compared these events to the Tahrir Square. In this excitement to valorize popular protest, we should be careful with our labels and with our assertions.…

Khan-Qadri/Qadri-Khan Spring

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Amid Slogans of change Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) & Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers have started their sit-Ins for the last twenty days. These protestors are sitting infront of Pakistan’s partilament with their own distinctive demands.Naya (new) Pakistan is persistant slogan of Imran Khan (IK) who heads PTI. Dr.Tahir-ul-Qadri the leader of PAT has launched his…

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

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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

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(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,…