Pakistan’s third universal periodic review at the Human Rights Council is due.
Many issues that the electoral reforms committee was expected to resolve have not been addressed.
Pakistani authorities have an aversion to any scrutiny of the rationale for retaining the death penalty.
Deradicalisation of society needs to be part of a broader attempt at national reconstruction.
The damage caused to national interest by living in a state of self-denial is visible all around.
Perhaps the biggest threat to the judiciary’s independence comes from the religious orthodoxy.
Of late, the right to life, liberty and security of life has come under increased strain.
There is no systematic monitoring of the impact of women-friendly legislation.
What is happening in Pakistan now should worry all conscientious citizens.
The prevailing political climate is conducive for the rise of Trump-like mavericks in Pakistan.
Offering the leadership of standing committees as a reward to junior coalition partners must be avoided.
The dharna was a high-cost affair; that both sides have lost is quite obvious.
The failure to hold intra-party elections has revealed our politicians scant regard for internal democracy.
Pakistan is still caught in the post-9/11 wave that has undermined human rights worldwide.
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