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Farah Adeed

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The writer is a political analyst.

The Iron cage of Social Media: War of all against all?

Farah Adeed | The 21st century came up with some interesting developments and slogans like political democracy, protection of human rights, tolerance, political inclusiveness, women empowerment...

Imran Khan: The only hope for Pakistan?

Farah Adeed | Freedom of speech is considered one of the core values of a genuine democracy. The centrality of freedom of speech in a democratic...

2019: The year of Change?

Farah Adeed | Today is the last day of the first month of 2019. Three powerful persons have made the 2019 quirky and a year of...

Democracy in Pakistan: A tale of undemocratic democrats

Farah Adeed | Democracy is, apart from a form of government, are a philosophy, an attitude, and a complete socio-political system. It carries out certain values...

Social Sciences in the 21st century: What are Pakistani academics up...

Farah Adeed | The role of the 17th century in the history of humankind is remarkable. It was the time when society, politics, and states underwent...

Honeymoon period is over, Mr. Prime Minster!

Farah Adeed | It has been almost four months now since Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed the office. We understand newcomers require training, time, and deliberation...

Where is Reham Khan?

Farah Adeed | The Sociology of Marriage offers interesting accounts to understand what does marriage mean? Why do we get married? What are the social implications...

End of Zardari’s era: What is the way forward?

Farah Adeed | Pakistan is an interesting country where the ruling elite is among the richest individuals of the world but its masses are still...

The rise of a ‘Pashtun Spring’: An open letter to Pashtuns

Farah Adeed | Dear Pashtuns, It has been more than a year since I wrote an open letter to you and addressed a very serious issue. In...

Modernity, politics, and Islam: A discussion with Dr.Raghib Naeemi

Farah Adeed | We are now a part of a rational, complex, and the highly integrated modern world, in which people do not have the patterns...

Scapegoats of politicians and the limits of Judiciary

Farah Adeed | There is a widely held misconception across the globe in general, and in Pakistan in particular, that in modern sovereign state system the...

‘Dark age’ practices in 21st century Pakistan

Farah Adeed | “It is the fate of most religious institutions, sooner or later, to be used by bold men for secular purposes, and thereby to...

Misuse of #MeToo: In defense of Dr. Taimur Rehman

Farah Adeed | Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court of the United States of America used a phrase, a colloquial expression, in 1964 which had...

Religious extremism in Pakistan: Genesis and a way forward

Farah Adeed | “Each society has its régime of truth, its ‘general politics’ of truth: that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes...

PM Imran Khan: One man, many challenges

Farah Adeed | Lovers, haters, young, old, men and women firmly believe Prime Minister Imran Khan is not financially corrupt. This is almost an established fact...

Pakistan needs to welcome Science!

Farah Adeed | Bertrand Russell, a renowned British philosopher, and a prolific writer wrote a very interesting book in 1952, titled The Impact of Science on...

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Farah Adeed | At the very outset, I want to congratulate the young, energetic, committed and vocal social worker and young politician Alamgir Khan (founder of...

The Punjab Police: Law enforcers or blackmailers?

Farah Adeed | It is very unfortunate to begin with that a gang of Punjab police is busy in harassing, threatening and blackmailing young couples in...

Why you should read Riwayat-e-Falsafa by Ali Abbas Jalalpuri?

Farah Adeed | 'Our duty is carefully to watch the progress of human thought, and to maintain an independent critical attitude towards it.' (Dr. Muhammad Iqbal: The...

Islamists & Liberal Fascists: Two extremes of Pakistan

Farah Adeed |  In Pakistan, unfortunately, both religion and history have been used for the vested and narrow interests and purposes of our political elite and...

Pakpattan incident: The murder of a vision – Farah Adeed

Farah Adeed | The Agenda Imran Khan’s PTI was supposed to be a party of change. The party challenged the status quo and promised to reform our...

Imran Khan: the leader

Farah Adeed | I still remember my M.Phil. A class where I was supposed to go through many articles, books, and reports, and to prepare power-point...

Is CM-elect Usman Buzdar a poor choice? Probably yes!

Farah Adeed | Imran Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, has made the history as he has become the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 18th...

Imran Khan wins in a ‘Post-Truth’ world

Farah Adeed | Post-truth world not only focuses on multiple ‘truths’ rather it also emphasis on the process of perception-making in post-modern societies. Societies which experienced...

Challenges for Imran Khan: Facts, comments and analysis

Farah Adeed | After a long political struggle of 22 years, Imran Khan is finally scheduled to take oath as Prime Minister of the Islamic...

Imran Khan’s ‘what-not-to-do’ list

Farah Adeed | So finally Imran Khan is all set to become the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Imran is a hope...

Post-Avenfield case scenario: Jinnah’s message for Imran Khan

Farah Adeed | “You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other...

Hold on, Honourable Chief Justice!

Farah Adeed | Interesting to see that a second consecutive democratic government has managed to complete its tenure in Pakistan. The whole country is happy...

Analyzing the dynamics of institutional imbalance in Pakistan

Farah Adeed | These are hard days for Pakistan. Pakistan is going to be placed in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey-list in June this...

Contractor Ashiyana Housing Scheme, Shahid Shafiq, handed over to NAB

Farah Adeed | In a fresh development a local court in Lahore handed over the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering, a private construction...

Is Democracy merely rule of the majority?

Farah Adeed | Democracy is under the threat not only in Pakistan but across the globe. Authoritarian tendencies of political leaders in both established and transitional...

Countering Sharif’s apologists

Farah Adeed | The Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally disqualified Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the third time elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif...

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