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Let the curtain rise

Last week, in this space, I had invoked the concept of the Greek tragedy to portray the gradual decimation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the growing isolation of its leader…

Per ways the Romans

The Punjab law enforcers’ long-drawn expedition on Zahoor Elahi Road in Lahore appears to have finally yielded them the treasure they were direly searching for. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the prize…

Emergency provisions

WITH each passing day, the state of animosity between the PTI, along with the two provincial governments it controls, and the federal government, that is composed of a multiparty coalition,…

High-risk strategy

Since his ouster from power in April 2022, former prime minister Imran Khan adopted a high-risk strategy to regain power and outmaneuver his political opponents. His main objective was to…

A serious business

EXTENDED Eid holidays bring everything to halt, except one’s digestion. It is a time to eat, pray and watch long films one would not otherwise find the time to see.…

Khan’s strategy

The recent political manoeuvrings of Imran Khan have created an impression that he is a true Machiavellian. In his recent speech at a public gathering in Lahore, he again tried…

A controversial postponement

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), while postponing the elections in Punjab, maintains that it has taken the decision in view of the current security situation and the non-availability of…

Farcical shenanigans

The country is beset with serious crises in the economic, political and security fields. Yet if one glances at the manner in which the confrontation between Imran Khan and his…

Ending political instability

With a seesaw between the PTI and the government on provincial assembly elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, President Alvi has fired a salvo by announcing the elections of the…

A state of flux

Consumers are in a state of shock over the latest jump in petrol prices. However, there are some who will be satisfied with the raise. First, the International Monetary Fund,…