Afzal Ali Shigri

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
A constitutional conundrum

A constitutional conundrum

The minister’s views are in conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling on Gilgit-Baltistan. Published 15 Mar, 2019 07:01am
GB: the way forward

GB: the way forward

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan can now approach the Supreme Court for their fundamental rights directly. Published 02 Feb, 2019 06:58am
The Diamer-Bhasha challenge

The Diamer-Bhasha challenge

If the government is genuinely interested in this project, it must take some concrete steps. Published 15 Oct, 2018 07:12am
Constitutional rights denied

Constitutional rights denied

The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan Order, 2018, retracted even the limited empowerment granted in 2009. Published 04 Aug, 2018 07:09am
Disempowering GB

Disempowering GB

Attempts are afoot to reverse the march of history. Published 20 May, 2018 07:26am
Goal eludes Gilgit-Baltistan

Goal eludes Gilgit-Baltistan

It appears that the centre’s aim is to impose cosmetic changes on GB’s governance structure. Published 11 Mar, 2018 07:15am