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The strange case of Imran Khan

We have seen many politicians in our country and witnessed many different dramas involving the political scene and happenings within it. But the phenomenon of Imran Khan needs to be…

A country with secrets

We live in a country where secrets of various kinds lurk in the corners of our lives. There are secrets of life within households. We simply fail to acknowledge the…

Broken Promises

Broken promises

After Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan staged a successful show and managed to sign an agreement of its choice with the government, it seems the party added more feathers to its political standing…

The writ of the state

The events of the past few days since the Supreme Court's (SC's) acquittal of blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi have caused every right thinking Pakistani to hang their head in shame…

Lessons To Learn

Lessons to learn

Though the days leading up to the polls saw unfortunate incidents of violence, the elections were largely peacefully held, thanks to the army’s assistance.  As was to be expected, those…

A Tale Of Two Leaders

A tale of two leaders

The protracted tug of war for political supremacy between PM Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan has led to political instability in the country. Though both men follow different agendas and…

Twenty Years Of The PTI: The Road To Glory

Twenty years of the PTI: the road to glory

There is a reason for all of us to celebrate the PTI’s 20th founding anniversary. Pakistan’s youngest political party is no more a teenager, at least chronologically, and we can…

Who Is PM Sharif’s Worst Enemy?

Who is PM Sharif’s worst enemy?

The top stories from the Panama Papers so far were first published on April 3, 2015. Less than forty-eight hours later, the prime minister made a speech that belongs in…

Identity Politics?

Identity politics?

Sadiq Khan is London’s new mayor. Today is his first day in office. Or, as the world’s press would have it, he is London’s first Muslim mayor; the first Muslim…

Sometimes, There Is Tolerance

Sometimes, there is tolerance

Yes, one is overwhelmed by Sadiq Khan’s election as London’s mayor. As headlines across the world have proclaimed, with some bafflement, a Muslim has made history by becoming the mayor…