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The Sheikhs Of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The sheikhs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Politics has no shame. Why should the PTI be an exception only because it claims to be as pious as a Sheikh Sahab in Ghalib’s verse? There is no point…

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the PTI

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa surprised many when he declared that “Pathans are the PTI, and the PTI is Pathan.” One could expect the leadership of the ANP and…

Khyber mail

The single biggest issue uniting the opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an intense dislike of Imran Khan. This perhaps suits the binary politics of Punjab. But in a province like…

Khyber Mail

Khyber mail

Part - II In the early years of the PTI’s tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and following another public gaffe by Shaukat Yousafzai and Shah Farman, I asked a PTI insider…

For Peace In Pakhtunkhwa

For peace in Pakhtunkhwa

As luck would have it, Pakistan sits astride two sets of fault lines - the geo-tectonic fault lines and the geo-political fault lines. The epicentre is where these cross, and…

Budgets 2024: thinking afresh

“Simplify taxes, reduce the cost of excessive documentation, open the economy for higher growth and employment, taxes too will increase”—Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Policy Viewpoint [16:2020] Doing Taxes…

Who will help find a solution?

It is difficult to pick positives, though the stock market thinks otherwise. Those astute heads putting their money on the line are breaking new records daily. Obviously, they think an…

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…