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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…

Iran without Raisi

The tragic martyrdom of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, along with his colleagues, including the foreign minister, in a helicopter accident has shaken the entire world. While watching the breaking news…

How to move ahead

If there’s anything that Pakistan needs today to improve both its political environment and economy, it is some degree of unity and the willingness of all parties to work together.…

Downfall of monarchy

March 30 was no doubt an historical day in our national politics when the entire experienced political leadership gathered under one roof at Sindh House in Islamabad to mutually discuss…

Our real asset

I have attended countless sessions of parliament during my more than 20 years of parliamentary experience. However, when Mian Shehbaz Sharif, after being elected as the 23rd prime minister of…

Narrative of betrayal

Today, our national politics is seeing a lot of talk about two historical characters, whose betrayal two centuries ago is considered to be the main reason behind the start of…

The PTI’s Second Mini-budget

The PTI’s second mini-budget

The writer has served as federal minister for finance, revenue and economic affairs. Shortly after coming into power, Imran Khan’s government presented a ‘mini-budget’, which was essentially a bill that…

Civil service reforms that work

The newly-installed PTI government has constituted a task force on civil-service reforms. Over the years our governments have tried a number of times to reform the civil service but for…

Heal the land

The theme of World Environment Day this year, ‘Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience’, reminds us of certain critical dynamics that are badly impacting the planet’s landscapes and calls upon…