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Ammar Ali Jan
Ammar Ali Jan

The writer is an assistant professor at Punjab University, Lahore and member of the People’s Solidarity Forum.

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  • May 25, 2018

    The logic of pain

    All over the world, elections are supposed to be about manifestoes, parties and candidates. It is rather a bizarre situation that elections in our...

  • March 06, 2018

    Democracy on the march

    Over the last few months, we have witnessed a plethora of long marches and square occupations in the country. The TLYR-led long march, which...

  • February 03, 2018

    The most revolutionary weapon of all

    Last week, Punjab University came to a standstill due to violent clashes between rival student groups. Students from the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and...

  • December 24, 2017

    Political prisoners, not missing persons

    The news of the missing bloggers at the beginning of 2017 sent shockwaves through activist circles. No one was sure why sections of the state would...

  • November 29, 2017

    Seven theses on the rise of fascism in Pakistan

    The surrender by state authorities to violent protesters sent a wave of shock and despondency throughout those sections of Pakistani society that...

  • October 25, 2017

    Our collective shame

    The last few days, the Quaid-e-Azam University campus has witnessed some ugly scenes. Hundreds of students were protesting for a number of days...

  • October 04, 2017

    Where does power lie?

    The Rangers’ refusal to allow Ahsan Iqbal entry into the NAB court premises was a comical situation par excellence. The interior minister and...

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