Afzal Ali Shigri

Listening to GB

Listening to GB

The demand for rights is getting louder. Updated 17 Jan, 2023 09:10am
Karachi street crime

Karachi street crime

The task of maintaining order and tracking down criminals is compounded by a non-functional criminal justice system. Updated 02 Dec, 2022 08:14am
Against all odds

Against all odds

Despite political & administrative constraints in GB, some recent initiatives can harness the talents of educated youth... Published 07 Oct, 2022 07:36am
Redefining FC’s role

Redefining FC’s role

The Frontier Constabulary can combine with the civilian police, instead of working as a parallel force. Published 26 Aug, 2022 08:19am
GB: a lost opportunity

GB: a lost opportunity

Despite all promises, little progress has been made on a provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan. Updated 23 May, 2022 08:25am
GB: a dream unfulfilled

GB: a dream unfulfilled

The inordinate delay in according provisional provincial status to GB is leading to frustration. Updated 24 Nov, 2021 11:26pm
The impact on police morale

The impact on police morale

Whimsical transfers of senior officers leave lasting scars on the collective psyche of the police. Updated 29 Jan, 2021 08:29am
Politics of police reform

Politics of police reform

It is ironic that political governments have not built on the democratic principles of a law introduced by a dictator. Published 19 Dec, 2020 07:42am
GB’s quest

GB’s quest

Residents expect the resolution of several issues. Published 06 Dec, 2020 07:21am
GB’s rights

GB’s rights

The PTI must correct its cavalier approach to GB. Published 29 Sep, 2020 07:17am
Police politicisation

Police politicisation

It is baffling that political parties have uniformly acted to obstruct reforms. Published 16 Mar, 2020 06:49am
A case of inequitable policy

A case of inequitable policy

The pain of parting persists and the people of Gilgit-Baltistan continue to hope and long for the day when they will be Published 06 Jan, 2020 07:38am
A historic day turned sour

A historic day turned sour

Seventy-two years have passed without any resolution of the status of Gilgit-Baltistan. Published 30 Oct, 2019 07:06am
The way forward

The way forward

Surreptitiously, vested interests have proposed a 19th-century police structure. Published 12 Oct, 2019 07:00am
Constitutional cul-de-sac

Constitutional cul-de-sac

Yet another committee was established, protracting the sufferings of Gilgit-Baltistan’s people. Published 10 Jun, 2019 06:50am
Policing former Fata

Policing former Fata

Halfway solutions can only reproduce another lawless Fata, with ominous ramifications for Pakistan. Published 29 Apr, 2019 07:11am