Author Archives: Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal

Democracy in Pakistan

Of the elite, by the elite, for the elite The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) surprising victory in the recent by-election in Punjab where the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) was favored to win is

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Off the grey list… For now

Has Pakistan become a liability for its International friends? On Friday, a Washington sponsored resolution at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international group against terrorism financing, managed to place Islamabad

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The Politics of pipeline diplomacy

Attaining considerable influence in Afghanistan is tied to Pakistan’s economic interests in the region Economics plays an essential role in defining the geopolitical pursuits of the nation-states. In recent years, the Central

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Hash-tags of justice

You can’t solve an issue that society is unwilling to have an open debate over because it is considered “taboo” The case of Zainab Ansari’s unfortunate death and the state’s apathetic response

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Divergence of interests

What did Trump’s ‘lies and deceit’ Tweet achieve for Washington in Islamabad? The U.S. President Donald Trump in his first social media message of 2018 gave a strongly worded statement against Pakistan,