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Ifra Javed

Ifra Javed

Ifra Javed

Ifra Javed is a London School of Economics graduate, currently working as a researcher and lecturer at the Lahore School of Economics.

The military did everything in its power to extinguish popular support for Imran Khan and PTI. But the Pakistani people voted in defiance, writes Ifra Javed.

15 February, 2024

The ex-PM's prison sentence, and leaked intel that the US wanted him ousted, have only cemented him as an anti-establishment hero in the eyes of the Pakistani people despite the military's best efforts to ostracise him, writes Ifra Javed.

16 August, 2023

In-depth: For decades, the state has used illegal abductions to quell calls for autonomy in Pakistan's marginalised peripheries. The repressive tactic has seen a revival in the wake of renewed political instability.

26 July, 2023

After a year of political upheaval, attempts by the army and establishment to crush Imran Khan and his supporters through mass arrests and abductions paint a bleak picture for the future, writes Ifra Javed.

28 June, 2023

Pakistan’s 2018 Transgender Right Act is facing renewed attacks by right-wing leaders of Jamat-e-Islami who are claiming that it undermines religion, but this dangerous narrative must be opposed, explains Ifra Javed.

03 October, 2022

As political tensions continue to rise and divisions amongst the people worsen in Pakistan, Ifra Javed explains why calling an early general election may defuse the current situation.

28 May, 2022

Despite former PM Khan's poor governance and populist rhetoric, the dynastic politicians taking Pakistan's reigns shouldn't be celebrated given their track record of corruption, and it will be the vulnerable that pay the price, writes Ifra Javed.

22 April, 2022