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Will Shehbaz Sharif succeed as PM?

There is a profound disquiet about the state of the country across all social, economic and political classes. People are worried about how badly the next wave of Ishaq Dar…

Keeping PM Sharif up at night

“Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose/ To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude;/ And in the calmest and most stillest night,/ With all appliances and means…

A prisoner of the Sharifs

There is this Urdu couplet that comes to my mind whenever I hear Prime Minister Imran Khan holding forth on his favourite theme of corruption and accountability. Though I am…

Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project

Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP) in Lahore the other day. This is the third time the project or its earlier avatars during…

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 pro-poor policies of PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan is undoubtedly deeply committed to ensuring that the poor and the vulnerable are provided state support (our tax rupees). Disturbingly, he does not reportedly question the…

PML-N’s endgame

THE grand opposition alliance seemed true — momentarily — but only till the verbal condemnation of the government was on the menu. The moment the opposition parties had to walk…

Is PML-N ready for a showdown?

AFTER weeks of ‘kabhi haan, kabhi naan’, the PML-N has been back in the news over the past few days for what it says was a heated meeting followed by…

PM’s learning curve

THIS does not singularly apply to Prime Minister Imran Khan, but to his cabinet and the wider team he has gathered around himself. Particularly, the finance, commerce, and defence head…

PM Kaptaan And His Captaincy

PM Kaptaan and his captaincy

Sooner or later Prime Minister Imran Khan will have to overcome the shock and awe of having become prime minister. Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif are in jail. Maryam Nawaz…