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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.

  • August 24, 2017

    The emperor has no clothes

    The latest outburst by Trump, threatening serious consequences for Pakistan for providing “safe havens” for terrorists, has stirred a...

  • August 16, 2017

    The Pakistan experiment

    We recently witnessed the country celebrating its 70th anniversary of independence. Until a day before, there was fury at the corruption of the...

  • July 21, 2017

    The imagined threat of the ‘modern’ woman

    Last week marked the first death anniversary of Qandeel Baloch, murdered by her own family members. While it led to an outpouring of sympathy for...

  • July 12, 2017

    The history of accountability

    Public spectacles of humiliation for rulers have always had an appeal in the popular imagination. It is a moment in which the world seems to have...

  • June 21, 2017

    Campuses and the fear of freedom

    The recent expulsion of three students from the University of Agriculture at Faisalabad highlights the paranoid manner in which campuses are being...

  • June 14, 2017

    Corbyn and the rebirth of hope

    If you are a progressive and follow global news, then it is fair to say that the last year has not been a pleasant one. The shock victory of the...

  • May 24, 2017

    The global debtocracy

    The 205 percent increase in Pakistan’s current account deficit over the fiscal year has raised much debate about the alleged ‘economic...