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Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Politics

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s politics

What else could my old prison-mate, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, have wanted by his political Dharna-4 juggernaut? He is at the centre of real politik – left, right and centre, and…

Maulana’s ‘assurance’

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of the Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), is a frustrated man. Two rounds of a sit-in in Islamabad and highly ambitious attempted blockage of highways throughout the country last…

Handling The Maulana

Handling the maulana

Who would have thought that the PTI's winter of discontent would arrive so soon – and that too at the hands of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, whom the ruling party considered…

Maulana Of New Pakistan

Maulana of new Pakistan

Quite a few seculars, liberals and democrats must be simmering over the shrinking of what used to be only their space for expressing themselves in contradistinction to the religious right…

The Kaptaan And The Maulana

The Kaptaan and the Maulana

For more than a decade, Imran Khan was the angriest person in Pakistan. In the new division of labour, the burden of anger has shifted to his sworn enemies. The…

Fata And The Maulana

Fata and the Maulana

If you do not admire the Maulana, you know nothing about Pakistan’s politics. Full of mojo and gusto, the Maulana is one of those personalities who can beat any of…

Is a new party needed?

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has repeatedly mentioned that there is room for a new political party. There are many opinions about this within Pakistani political circles, but none…

A happy gathering

The refrain about a supposedly impending parting of ways between the PML-N and the PPP has been a part of the recent Pakistani political discourse with the same intensity and…

Bajaur atrocity

Pakistan’s long standing affliction of religious extremist terrorism is far from over. In Khar, Bajaur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), on July 30, 2023, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a…

A fight to the end

A spectre is haunting Pakistan – the spectre of a possibly violent final round in the ongoing tussle for power. As the battle lines are being drawn, Imran Khan is…