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What next for the PTI?

The ECP has ruled that the PTI knowingly and wilfully received unlawful funds from a number of foreign companies and foreign nationals and has withheld and concealed – from the…

Leave it to the judges

However you want to sugarcoat it, Pakistan lost at the ICJ. India’s application for provisional measures was resisted by Pakistan. The agent representing Pakistan suggested that the court could hold…

Making Sense Of The Leaks

Making sense of the leaks

It started as leaked details but it has hit the world in a big way. Pakistan is one of those countries where the Panama Papers have had an impact on…

Can Imran Change?

Can Imran change?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be justified in conferring India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, on Imran Khan. Last Sunday at the PTI rally in Islamabad Imran threatened to…

Rating agencies and Pakistan’s response

There are three major international credit rating agencies providing investors information about bond and debt instruments and sovereign debt - Fitch, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard and Poor - which…

Another economic disas-Dar

The Sharifs of London have miscalculated badly, but the costs of the miscalculation and the disas-Dar being unleashed on the economy are not going to be borne by them. Nor…

War, media and the West

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has re-emerged as ‘the war of this century’ after the Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen wars. But this one differs from all the previous wars. The recent…

What did the ECP find?

The ‘prohibited funding’ case against the PTI arose from a complaint filed by Akbar Sher Babar before the Election Commission of Pakistan on December 14, 2014. Nearly eight years on,…

Lessons in party fund-raising

Probably for the first time in the country’s history, public attention has been drawn towards the critical but largely neglected subject of political finance through the recent judgment of the…