Category: Political Situation in Pakistan

  • Introduction to : “Injustice kills hope”

    The writer is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives, and an associate professor of economics at Lums. Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2023 In a profound reflection on the present condition of Pakistan, the following article, published in Dawn on August 18, 2023, is penned by a senior research…

  • Cry, the beloved Pakistan

    By Roedad Khan When the history of these benighted times comes to be written, August 5, 2023 will be remembered as a day of infamy, a sad milestone on the downward path. At a time when leadership is desperately needed to cope with matters of vital importance to the very survival of the country, Imran,…

  • Reclaiming the Spirit of 1947: A Call for Unity and Justice

    76 years ago, Pakistan was birthed with hopes of becoming a nation where every citizen, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, would be treated with respect and dignity. Our founding leaders dreamt of a Pakistan where justice, liberty, and equality would reign supreme. Fast forward to 2023, and we find a revered leader,…

  • The Essence of Democracy and the Test of Pakistan’s Legal System

    In the heart of every democratic nation lies the principle that every individual, regardless of their status, is entitled to a fair trial. As of now, Imran Khan, a beacon of hope for many Pakistanis, remains in an uncomfortable cell, facing what many believe to be politically motivated charges. The essence of democracy isn’t just…

  • The Symbolism of Imran Khan’s Imprisonment on Pakistan’s Independence Day

    As Pakistan marks its 76th year of independence today, there’s an unmistakable irony that underscores this celebration – the unjust incarceration of Imran Khan. Held in the confines of Attock jail under trying conditions, Khan’s plight stands in stark contrast to the freedom Pakistan’s founders envisioned. Independence Day is a moment to celebrate sovereignty, autonomy,…

  • Let Pakistan Chart Its Course: Justice for Imran Khan and Respect for Sovereignty

    The recent arrest of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, under dubious circumstances, has triggered a wave of concern and anxiety not just within Pakistan but across the world. The article by respected journalist Peter Oborne offers a comprehensive insight into the situation, and there is much to be considered here. Imran Khan: A Man…

  • Imran Khan – A Symbol of Change, Now a Victim of Political Vendetta

    Imran Khan, once a beacon of hope for a Naya Pakistan, now languishes in jail under conditions that are nothing short of shocking. It is a situation that requires our immediate attention and action. Political Vendetta at Its Worst: The choice of the jail, the refusal to provide A-Class facilities, the denial of access to…

  • Unjust Imprisonment of Imran Khan – A Time for Peaceful Protest

    The incarceration of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has raised eyebrows not only in Pakistan but around the world. What’s more alarming is the way he is being treated, reflecting a worrying trend in our political climate. Living in Inhumane Conditions: Imran Khan’s confinement to a 9×11 feet cell, reserved for terrorists, shows a lack…

  • Imran Khan’s Incarceration – A Blow to Democracy

    Introduction: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been confined to a C-Class jail in what has been described as “distressing conditions.” This situation is not only shocking but a blatant affront to justice, human rights, and the principles of democracy. Deplorable Conditions: Imran Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Haider Panjotha, has described the jail conditions as…

  • A Stained Democracy: The Conviction of Imran Khan and the Role of the Army and Opposition

    The conviction of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has not only shaken the very foundations of Pakistan’s democratic values but has also unearthed an unsettling collaboration between various forces that could endanger the very fabric of our society. In this analysis, we will explore the possibly corrupted nexus of politics, judiciary, and military that has…