Qaumi Aman Party: A New Kind of Politics is Emerging

Imran Khan Showing Symptoms Of Delusional Disorder

This is not the Time for Cricket Metaphors

Floods in Pakistan and Government Response

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Floods in Pakistan and Government Response

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Pakistan has been regularly witnessing severe floods during monsoon seasons for the last decade. Since 2010, hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions of them have been affected by these floods. In 2003, Sindh province was badly affected when monsoon rainfall caused flooding in the province. Thatta district was the worst hit where…

The Tale of Two Marches Becoming One

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In the beginning there were two marches, led by two distinctly different leaders with the followers also rivers apart: this is how this story will begin whenever some crafty writers put their mind to it. One group, led by a former cricketer, comprised the young and the diverse, the very hope of a progressive and…

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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

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

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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,…