Pakistan had peaceful transfer of power in 2013. Analysts were hopeful that it would continue on this path of democratization during its July 2018 election.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Pakistan. Pakistan is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the government is elected but the military "continues to exercise de facto control over government policy". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Pakistan’s upper and lower houses of parliament have passed a historic bill giving the long suffering tribal areas equal rights and ending a destructive legacy left over from the era of British colonial rule.
Highlighting incidents in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Pakistani-administered areas of Kashmir
The leader of a Pakistani ethnic Pashtun rights group vowed his movement would continue its protest rallies
A new report documents more than 150 violations against journalists and media groups in the country
Transmission of Pakistan’s most widely watched news channel has been blocked in many parts of the country
Officials in Afghanistan have set a preliminary date for much anticipated parliamentary and local elections after numerous delays. The date of voting is now set for October 20, 2018 and could be a big step forward.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan
Understanding anti-Malala sentiment provides opportunities to become more astute about her representation in media
There are parts of the country where men actively and determinedly prevent women from exercising their right to vote