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The PML-N narrative

As the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) comes to the end of its five-year term in another three days it continues to project two distinct economic narratives. One is led by…

PML-N versus PTI

I, unlike public figures - be they politicians or in the entertainment media - do not claim to speak for the general public; nonetheless I feel compelled to share my…

Is Anything Going The PML-N Way?

Is anything going the PML-N way?

A visibly-relieved Prime Minister held a meeting with other parliamentary leaders on Wednesday after Tahirul Qadri's supporters finally departed from Constitution Avenue. Once again he did not get a vote…

A popular epitaph

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan’s remarks in parliament about Osama bin Laden a few days ago stirred a debate where the most efficient among his party loyalists found it impossible to defend him.…

The jump, not quite

THE point where the PML-N search engine rammed into the NAB wall in Lahore the other day is called Thokar for a reason. Thokar here probably signifies an abrupt rise…

Parties within parties

THERE is a PPP controlled by Mr Asif Ali Zardari, and within that party, the hopefuls cannot help locating another party, which is waiting to work, or is already working,…

No More Excuses

No more excuses

It is true that conspiracies were hatched in 2014 to dislodge a democratic dispensation. The fact that the elected government was forced to concede space to invisible hands cannot be…

Economic Performance!

Economic performance!

Foreign economists/analysts have long been regarded as much more credible compared to their domestic counterparts and while tall claims of formulating in-house domestic economic policies by finance ministers, economists or…

Freedom To Not Express

Freedom to not express

This is what you get for pressing for freedom of expression. There was an age when everything was so uncomplicated. There would be one official announcement, a single policy statement…

Khan Versus The Rest

Khan versus the rest

I Have a feeling that what was long dreaded is taking place. The urge for backing the underdog and the forever maligned is exacting a huge price. My worst fears…