Gulalai Ismail comes home

Rights activist and key activist of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) Gulalai Ismail has returned home after some 30 hours of detention. She said during the course of her detention she wasn’t allowed to contact her family and her lawyer. Gulalai Ismail was kept in custody even though there was no charge against her. As many as 17 more members of PTM have been detained and … Continue reading Gulalai Ismail comes home

Protest strike against Arman Luni’s killing

Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty | By: Abubakar Siddique and Abdul Hai Kakar Politicians, lawyers, and business-owners went on strike in Pakistan’s southwest province of Balochistan after a regional leader of a Pakistani civil rights group died, allegedly at the hands of police. Many businesses in the provincial capital, Quetta, were closed on February 4, with shops shuttered and padlocked. Read full story at … Continue reading Protest strike against Arman Luni’s killing

Crackdown on PTM protest in Quetta

Twitter is abuzz with reports of law enforcement’s attack on members and supporters of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) gathered in Quetta to demand recovery and justice for the missing persons. The hashtag #StateAttackedPTM is trending on Twitter right now with reports suggesting the indiscriminate firing of teargas to disperse the protestors which affected also the families of the missing persons including the women and the … Continue reading Crackdown on PTM protest in Quetta

Media is no friend to democracy, social media is

It’s not the 80s or the 90s, when one could easily control the flow of information and try to shape narratives. It’s 2018! It’s the age when everyone is equipped with pocket-sized devices with screens, showing crowd sourced information in real time. It seems as if the mainstream media has not understood this yet. Though it is true that the private media industry is relatively … Continue reading Media is no friend to democracy, social media is