Nadeem F. Paracha
Populist or illiberal forces that come to power through a democratic process are the result of a contradiction in democracy.
While some athletes, such as Imran Khan, Virat Kohli and Muhammad Ali, covet the spotlight, other like Babar Azam aren't built for the attention.
Much like the Muslim nationalism espoused by the founders of Pakistan, Zionism was also a modern and secular construct.
Criticism of Israel’s political policies came to be seen as an attack on Jewish people as a whole.
Although many Americans are still hesitant to openly discuss their doubts about the Palestine-Israel conflict, many of them are
For decades, Israel has framed its conflict with Palestine as a war between Jews and Muslims, in an attempt to justify and expand its territorial occupation.
Old school journalism exhibited patience and made sure that all the facts were in place before a story could be published or aired.
Israel’s oppressive policies in Palestine uncannily safeguard Fatah and Hamas from the wrath of the Palestinians.
It is remarkable how the downward trajectory of populists who recently lost power has been quite similar.
A child’s unfortunate demise has quickly become a political ploy to highlight the ‘plight’ of PTI men and women who were arrested for rioting and setting fire to state property.
Ironically, the onslaught against modernity in many Muslim regions was led by secular bastions of modernity, such as the US and UK.
State institutions, such as the military, are often accused of toying with the Constitution.
Most states, even in developed countries, often exhibit some symptoms of state failure.
What did the Covid-19 pandemic do to roll back the once galloping populist juggernaut?
Films and television can also exacerbate divides and trigger certain resentments.
Pakistanis often find themselves falling prey to propaganda.
The line between objectivity and subjectivity, and being principled and naive, is getting thinner in journalism.
Why did so many moderate, liberal and progressive Pakistani Muslims remain silent in 1974, 1984 and 1986 as the Ahmaddiya were ostracised by the state?
European postmodernists like French philosopher Michel Foucault tried to turn Islamism into a glorified and romanticised critique
Politicians frequently rely upon the public’s empathy with pathos in order to cultivate a more sympathetic image of themselves in the eyes of the masses.