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Duck, Divert, Dictate!

Duck, divert, dictate!

Ever wonder what a Pakistani version of haka would look like? Something like Prime Minister Gilani’s decision not to file an appeal in the contempt of court case? And just…

The judiciary and its domain Part – II

The ideal situation should be that the moment a rule is made by the executive it is reviewed by the legislature and the superior judiciary to decide if it is…

Lull before the storm?

One cannot really claim with confidence that the storm of dust kicked up by the controversies surrounding Elections 2024 has completely settled. However, there is perhaps an abatement of the…

Virtual politics

Irrespective of who won or lost, if this election has given one single lesson to the political class all over Pakistan, it is this: you cannot ignore Millennials and Gen…

The judiciary and its domain Part – I

To shed light upon the role of the superior judiciary, the necessary prerequisite is to understand the idea of a state as an entity and the administration of a state…

Mr Market’s periscope

Mr Market knows best, goes the old saying, so perhaps its best to look at the wild swings at the stock exchange to make some sense of what is in…

Future tech: promise against poverty

Do you anticipate the technological landscape changing significantly, in ways that are currently unpredictable, by December 2025? Furthermore, do you believe that the issues of poverty, hunger, disease, lack of…

Design flaws in IMF programme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are regarded as well designed by other multilaterals (with routine consultation amongst themselves on not only synchronizing their policies but also ensuring that there…

Grim Islamabad

SIXTY years after it was created, Islamabad is still said to be 10 kilometres from Pakistan proper, an oasis of greenery, prosperity and technocracy insulated from the grime, poverty and…