Farahnaz Ispahani

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Farahnaz Ispahani is a former member of Pakistan’s National Assembly. She is Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC and the author of Purifying the Land of the the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities.

VARIETY

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Why Pakistanis must speak up against blasphemy laws

Asia Bibi’s case illustrates how blasphemy laws are used to persecute the weakest of the weak among the country's religious minorities.

POLITICS

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Not cricket at all - How Imran Khan won in politics, using hate

Now, 'PM Imran Khan' is making religious minorities deeply afraid. Similarly, liberals, whom Khan has described as 'bloodthirsty', and political opponents wonder where Pakistan will go.

POLITICS

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Farce Majeure: Why Pakistan’s 2018 General Election is a brutal mockery

Pakistan's farcical election features Nawaz Sharif and his daughter in prison, hardline terrorists freely contesting, media censorship, crackdowns on protests — and bomb blasts targeting select political rallies.