Hammad Aslam

Hammad Aslam

A sophomore at Princeton University studying public policy at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is a research assistant at the Bobst Centre for Peace and Justice at Princeton. He was born in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan and remains interested in the political and socio-economic situation of the country.

I do not support PAT, PTI or the government

The scenes shown on television Saturday night were nothing short of shameful, disappointing and uncivilised for a nation like Pakistan. Unconsciously, I was continuously comparing the events of that night with the horrors shown in The Purge, a movie about a night when laws cease to exist. Surely, we did not deserve that as a nation. Or did we, by blindly following egotistical leaders with a thirst for power without realising the true purpose of democracy? I do not agree with the fiery rhetoric of the protestors nor do I agree with the blunt attitude of the government. There was no need to ...

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