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Water politics

The news that India has completely stopped the flow of River Ravi into Pakistan in a calculated move is both shocking and surprising. This may be a death sentence for…

Politics of aggression

Recent protests by the PTI in different parts of the country clearly indicate that former prime minister Imran Khan is determined to follow the confrontational style of politics, plunging the…

Role of KPK in new leadership dynamics

Pakistan is embarking on a new chapter in its history, following the February 8, 2024 elections, with almost all political parties, except Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)—PMLN—voicing concerns about electoral transparency.…

Dynamics of a political oligopoly

One of the unintended, yet predictable, outcomes of the rise of the PTI is that it has allowed the PML-N and the PPP, which remained at daggers drawn during the…

Politics at stake

The PML-N and PPP have formally announced a coalition government in Islamabad. Both parties have the numbers to form a stable coalition government. The MQM-P, IPP, PML-Q and BAP are…

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…

Lack of economics behind politics Feb 12, 2024

The marriage between politics and economics is well established globally though in Pakistan political parties’ economic agenda varies little mainly due to the imposition of standard time bound quantitative conditions…