Author Archives: Umair Jamal

Umair Jamal

For Democracy’s sake

Pakistan needs the blame game to end “The military’s intervention and interference in politics can only be reduced through the development of civilian institutional structures and good governance not through revelations of

Peace to the West

We’re back to square one After the Kabul attack a week ago, President Ashraf Ghani, in a speech given before the Afghan Parliament, accused Pakistan of sheltering various anti Kabul militant groups.

Punjab’s jihadi market

Time for another operation? The attack in Lahore which resulted in the deaths of more than 70 people has brought back fears which have loomed large over the country for more than

What Mustafa Kamal achieved

Another nail in MQM’s coffin?     A lot has happened in the last five days: Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of former Punjab governor, Salmaan Taseer, finally met his fate; Sharmeen Obaid

Fallout of the Syrian war

Pakistan’s dilemma A few days ago, The Daily Telegraph published a report predicting how the world may look like a few years down the line. The report said that the Middle Eastern

Can PIA fly again?

Flying under debt Let’s get down to the point. The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) is broke, bankrupt and practically extinct. This latest episode of the PIA crisis sequence has taken an ugly

The four star statesman

What the general wants So far, the general has set all precedents right. The last one came out in the form of an unusual statement about his retirement plan: “Pakistan’s army is