Saturday December 09, 2023
Ammar Ali Jan
Ammar Ali Jan

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

  • November 19, 2022

    What is the One Percent Republic?

    Last week, Dr Miftah Ismail initiated an important debate by terming Pakistan a “One percent Republic” – a society that works for the few and...

  • December 04, 2020

    Rule of fear and symbols of hope

    The writer is an historian and a member of the Haqooq-e-Khalq Movement.Events of the past few weeks have once again demonstrated the anxiety and...

  • November 27, 2020

    Students on the march

    It has been a year since Pakistan was shaken by an unprecedented upheaval of university students across the country. Organized under the banner of...

  • September 26, 2020

    Contesting the ironic regime

    Recent political developments remind us that locating the power centre is often harder than holding it accountable. The bravado shown by the...

  • March 18, 2020

    Politics in times of emergencies

    We are living through an era where emergencies appear more regularly than the norm. The ‘war on terror’ from 2001, the financial crisis of 2008,...

  • January 29, 2020

    Beyond the constitution

    The world today is witnessing a fascinating rebirth of popular republicanism. The central feature of this phenomenon is the mass public...

  • January 12, 2020

    The political worker: in the winter of despair

    Historically, the struggle for civilian supremacy, and upholding of constitutional principles, has provided our political theatre with a sense of...

  • December 12, 2019

    The return of ideology

    The past two weeks have witnessed the emergence of a debate in Pakistan long deemed dead by pundits across the political spectrum. The debate...

  • November 22, 2019

    The students are rising

    A palpable sense of despondency and disorientation characterizes Pakistan’s political landscape. Part of the reason is the abysmal performance of...

  • October 03, 2019

    Who’s afraid of the youth?

    I recently met a student of mine who is from Fata. He was awarded a scholarship by the HEC that was abruptly discontinued this semester due to...