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PML-N vs PTI: the economic scorecard

If we start comparing the overall economic environment between the PML-N’s last government and the PTI’s current regime, we see that the PML-N’s five-year period could be summed up as…

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…

Can PM Khan survive the PDM?

People don’t want complicated answers. They want simple ones. This is for two reasons. First, complicated answers take time, discipline and patience to process and understand. No one has time,…

PTI and PML-N vs inertia

The PML-N is, above all, a political party seeking to win power. Its leaders clearly believe that the best way to win power is to promise the people of Pakistan…

CPEC after Nawaz’s ouster

The Chinese government has made it clear that disqualification of Nawaz Sharif is an "internal affair of Pakistan" and "it will not impact China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership involving 'One Belt,…

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…

Imran ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM

Cricket legend Imran Khan said he was "quietly confident" of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign…

PML-N Quaid’s ‘alternative facts’

Ousted prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif addressed a large public gathering the other day in Swat where he vented his anger at his arch rival, Imran Khan, calling him 'Ilzam…