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Election 2024: a new Sharif era?

Since Imran Khan’s mess-ups are not as forgivable as the wrongs done by Nawaz Sharif circa 99 (and even circa 2017-18), the rejuvenation of the Sharif family’s era becomes an…

Nawaz’s 9-point agenda

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader, three times elected and convicted former prime minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has been granted a temporary suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia…

The economy under Nawaz — a review

Backed by a few families that suffered as their businesses were nationalized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif was a ray of sunshine for Chiniot and Lahore’s private capital in…

The Sharif legacy?

In the 1992 American elections, Bill Clinton’s strategist and adviser James Carville would get questions on what Clinton would do to beat such a popular and powerful Bush Senior. James…

The rise of Maryam Nawaz

Whether one likes her or hates her, one cannot ignore the phenomenal rise of Maryam Nawaz on the political stage in Pakistan. For her supporters, Maryam represents the hopes and…

Partly Facetious: ‘Maulvi’ Nawaz Sharif!

"The juxtaposition of Mian Nawaz Sharif and the maulvis leads to chaos." "Juxtaposition? Really!" "Well, it means combination and if your English language proficiency..." "It's a tad difficult word and…

Sharifs still have a future

This is apropos a Business Recorder op-ed "Whither is the Nawaz League bound?" carried by the newspaper yesterday. The writer, Saida Fazal, has argued that "meanwhile, the question agitating the minds of his party…

The Return Of Nawaz Sharif

The return of Nawaz Sharif

Hand it to Maryam Nawaz for helping her father into standing to adversity, and in bringing him back to keep his, hers and his party’s politics relevant. Left to him,…

Whither is the Nawaz League bound?

Senior PML-N leaders who had gone to London to convince ousted prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif to make a strategic retreat seem to have failed in their effort. Considering the…

The Sharifs And The Religious Right

The Sharifs and the religious right

Political alarm bells have begun to ring after the recent secondary dissection of the rightist vote bank into sectarian divisions after a period of 40 long years. It was in…