- Trip: Religion Fellows 2013
- Affiliation: TIME
- Country: Pakistan
- Year: 2013
Omar Waraich is a journalist covering Pakistan for TIME. He has written on politics, the rise in terrorist attacks, Islamist insurgencies, military offensives, Pakistan-U.S. relations, the blasphemy laws, religious minorities, culture, and press freedom. He covered many other events in Pakistan, including the lawyers’ movement, the 2007 state of emergency, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the 2008 elections, the 2010 floods, and the death of Osama bin Laden. He also writes for The Independent of London and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, NPR, Sky News, BBC World Service and Al-Jazeera English. His work as an IRP Fellow will concentrate on the violence against religious minorities in Pakistan.
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