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Trading electables

Political activities will heat up in the wake of the announcement of the national elections by the electoral watchdog. One of the ubiquitous activities in the run-up to every national…

Stories Around ‘electables’

Stories around ‘electables’

It is likely that you have seen a video of a young woman going ecstatic about the news she had just heard. Her name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She stunned the…

Politics of electables

The battle to hunt the maximum number of electables before the next general elections has begun. All the mainstream parties have started to try and win over influential candidates from…

End Of The Electables?

End of the electables?

Not ugly local politics, not dharrabandi, not thanakutcheri, not the candidate who can ride his local network of support to victory on any ticket, in any election. Parties won. N-League…

The Electables

The electables

What’s an electable? Is it a commodity, a bird, migratory or of a local variety? Whatever it stands for, the likes of it are making waves in the media. It’s…

Breaking the chain of corruption — Part – I

Anti-corruption measures can only have cumulative success if they are part and parcel of good governance. In the absence of good governance, anti-corruption measures cannot develop any longer-term momentum even…

Who will win the 2024 elections?

It is not easy to predict the results of an election in Pakistan. Many factors including popular support, electables and influential families, money, and blessings of the powers that be…

Manifestoes, subsidies instead of reforms

Media personnel were way more insistent on manifestoes from the three national parties in the run up to the 8 February elections than the general public – a demand met…

Pyrrhic victory

Amidst widespread allegations of electoral engineering and deprivation of the people’s mandate pursuant to the startling outcome of the elections, traditional political players jostle for the formation of a makeshift…

I’m not voting

None of the top politicians and political parties making promises about free houses and hundreds of electricity units for the poor — all made and never honoured before — will…