Durdana Najam

Durdana Najam is an oped writer based in Lahore. She writes on security and policy issues. 

Twitter: @durdananajam

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The consequences of using trash talk in politics 

When Ali Amin Gandapur used foul language to curse his woman counterpart Maryam Nawaz at an election rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, it became clear that the cesspool of Pakistani politics has become gorier than ever before.

July 28, 2021

Talking to Baloch insurgents

During his visit to Gwadar this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed a desire to talk to Baloch nationalist insurgents. It goes without saying that the aim is to address their grievances, which are rooted in a sense of alienation accumulated over many decades. 

July 16, 2021

The train wreck of Pakistan's inefficient governance

The train accident in Ghotki district which killed 63 people and injured dozens more last week has  taken its place as one of the 125 accidents that trains encounter in Pakistan every year, according to Pakistan Railways data.

June 11, 2021