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Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – II )

In Mehrjui’s film ‘Gaav’, Masht Hassan – a peasant in an isolated village – has a close relationship with his cow, which is his only possession and the sole cow…

Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – I )

One of the founding fathers of Iranian New Wave cinema, Dariush Mehrjui, and his writer wife, Vahidea Mohammadi, lost their lives in a knife attack in Tehran on Oct 14,…

The JUI-F’s Dilemma

The JUI-F’s dilemma

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) is one of the oldest religio-political parties in the subcontinent. It has rendered a valuable contribution towards shaping the contemporary Muslim identity in India and Pakistan,…

Age of progress

The recent disclosure by JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman has shed significant light on the concerning trends of unconstitutional practices within Pakistan. His revelations reveal not just isolated incidents but…

Decoding the 2024 election

Pakistani voters have given their verdict in the February 8 general elections, which were held in a peaceful and orderly manner. The results have led to a split mandate, and…

How accurate were election surveys?

Scientific statistical polling applied to the political landscape has its origins in the early 20th century. A famous episode is narrated from 75 years ago in which for the US…

Why did ANP lose popularity?

In the recently held election, perhaps the most unpopular and unfair election in Pakistan, the centre-left nationalist party the Awami National Party (ANP) is also one of the major casualties.…

Dead on arrival?

INSTEAD of giving a fresh start or the political stability that has been lacking since 2017, our badly rigged polls have hobbled our ability to tackle the huge problems that…