The protests sweeping the world have reached Pakistan. The issues are similar, such as corruption and rising living costs, but there are significant differences between the Pakistani and global protests.
Sukhmani Sharma has a master’s degree in international relations from Pondicherry University. She graduated from Sophia College, Mumbai, with a double major in history and political science in 2016. She interned as a team leader in the Social Development Department of AIESEC, an international non-profit dedicated to building leadership qualities in young people, 2015. Other work experience includes interning with an IAS officer at the District Commissioner’s office, Sangrur, Punjab in 2018. She has an interest in geopolitics, foreign policy analysis and international relations
There has been a wave of civil protests across the globe since early 2019 which have taken governments by surprise by their sheer intensity and resilience. The common impelling factor has been discontent with government. Other factors for the current wave, beginning with the Arab Uprising in 2011, have been corruption and regressive constitutional changes. This infographic charts the arc of the outcry