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Economy on a knife-edge after election

With ballot-box rigging, arbitrary arrests, politicization of the judiciary, media censorship, and endless internet blackouts, democracy has become a distant memory in Pakistan. The elections held on February 8, after…

The saga of elections

Elections are just round the corner. The famous English proverb says that “There is many a slip between the cup and the lip” but in this case all slippery obstacles…

Elections 2024

It is election time in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Consider the inflationary trends in the country as, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the estimated cost for this…

Post-election challenges

PAKISTAN voted on Feb 8 in an election full of surprises and upsets. This was a pivotal poll in the backdrop of the political tensions and uncertainty of recent years,…

Elections in the age of AI

Former prime minister Imran Khan may have been wrong about many things, but his statement that “this is an era of artificial intelligence (AI)” is right on the money. There’s…

Year of global elections

Pakistani citizens will exercise their right to vote next month on February 8 to send their favourite political representatives to the National Assembly. In March, the Senate elections will also…

Elections and elitism

As the nation gears up for national elections, the question that dominates media and political discourse is: which party will carry the day? Will it be the current favourites –…

Preparing for elections

In a democracy, elections hold significant importance and are seen as a tool to bring political stability to the country. Unfortunately all elections in Pakistan – except the 1970 general…