Amber Rahim Shamsi

Amber Rahim Shamsi is an award-winning multimedia journalist who hosts the Newswise news and current affairs show on Dawn News. She has worked with the BBC World Service as a bilingual reporter, presenter and producer. Twitter: @AmberRShamsi

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Democracy in Pakistan: time to shake up the status quo?

If revolution is a word from the 17th-century, then one of the buzzwords of our age must be disruption: a disorder or a disarrangement, a shakeup or a shakedown, both destructive and creative.

May 31, 2018

Would Pakistan’s 'troublemaker' be supported today?

It was February 1947, the struggle for independence from the British and the civil disobedience movement was at its peak. 

March 06, 2018

Imran Khan versus Nawaz Sharif: two parties’ game of political death

Once, during an informal meeting with Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, I asked him why the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s central executive committee hadn’t yet endorsed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif as the party’s next prime ministerial candidate.

February 19, 2018