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Should you ban a political party?

Adviser to the PM on Political Affairs Rana Sanaullah has stated that the PTI could be declared illegal and face a ban on its activities. This position has been reiterated…

Living off disaster

The beautiful Attabad Lake, and the mix of hotels that have now crept up around it, create a new tourist spot in the country. For some people in Hunza, the…

An accountant’s approach to NFC?

A lot has been written recently about the need to revisit and reduce the share of the provinces in the 7th National Finance Commission Award, but sadly most of it…

Parachuted manifestos

The election manifestos of all major parties have now been released. I went through them with an eye on education priorities. If education is an election issue for you that…

Moving forward after the election

The unexpected results of Pakistan’s twelfth general election, held on February 8, have created both a threat and an opportunity for the country. The threat is one of political deadlock…

Where’s our political wisdom?

The recent statement by former prime minister Imran Khan ruling out any possibility of forming an alliance with the PPP is being described by his detractors as a reflection of…

The missing persons tragedy

Disappearing someone is, in some respects, an even worse crime than murder. If someone is killed, Allah, the Lord of the worlds, heals the wounds of his/her family and loved…

Hasina back at the helm

Bangladesh conducted general elections on January 7. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajid has won the fourth consecutive term in another controversial election. She has been in power since…

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…

Without political engineering

Several historians have attempted to answer the ‘What if?’ question about key historical events, creating a genre known as counterfactual history or hypothetical history. The idea behind this effort is…