Zainab Akhter

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  • Zainab Akhter is Research Assistant – Pak Digest at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    In Pakistan's tryst with democracy, shadow of military looms large

    August 18, 2018

    Research Consultant, under the Pakistan News Digest Project, IDSA, Ms Zainab Akhter’s commentary on the Army’s influence on Pakistan politics, titled ‘Pakistan's tryst with democracy, shadow of military looms large’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on August 18, 2018.

    The commentary analyses the ever-growing power of the military establishment, and their ever-growing interference in the 70-year-old history of Pakistan.

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    The Pashtun Uprising in Pakistan: A Plea for Justice

    With the ever increasing support and swelling number of protesters, Pashteen changed the name of the organisation from the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement to Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, a Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns.

    May 04, 2018

    FATA’s Merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    The idea of abolishing FATA as a distinct administrative entity and merging it with KP led to a country-wide debate, with some commentators pointing to the futility of the merger and others advocating its early implementation in the interest of peace and stability in the region.

    August 29, 2017

    CPEC and the Future of Gilgit Baltistan

    Given an already upset population and the presence of anti-establishment factions, the unequal distribution of the benefits of CPEC is likely to ignite protests and cause a setback to the initiative as well to the Pakistan establishment.

    April 13, 2017