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The continuing foreign policy catastrophe

Appeasement of India, paralysis, vacillation, attack on diplomats, and loudspeaker diplomacy – all this and more has characterised the Imran Khan (IK) regime’s foreign policy in the last three years.…

Electoral politics in Punjab

While it may seem like there is still a long way to go, two years is not really too far away before the scheduled elections in 2023. The last year…

Debating the budget

HAVING spent 19 years editing stories in this newspaper or that, I have to confess that the budget ‘days’ are my least favourite. Come to think of it, reading the…

A storm in a teacup?

Yet again, questions are raised of an early election and of the PTI’s uncertain future. While Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to face issues within the many groupings within the…

Winds of change

Karachi’s demographic features are multicultural, which is why it is called mini-Pakistan. The city comprises multiple ethnic pockets and almost all the political parties in the country have a footprint…

Senate strategy

Since the formation of the political alliance called the PDM by the opposition, which unites most opposition parties under its banner – except the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Sindhi nationalists –…

The LNG story

Natural gas is environmentally friendly and the most efficient (cheapest) form of thermal energy. After coming to power, the PML-N and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi understood that making…

To the streets

The majority of general elections in Pakistan have been mired in controversy, and our electoral history has been tarnished by allegations of rigging and electoral malpractice. Elections in Pakistan have…

Season Of The Likeminded

Season of the likeminded

Certain terms typically belong to our political arena and are not heard anywhere else. The ‘likeminded’ and the ‘forward bloc’ are the twin brothers constituted by politicians having identical thinking…

Overcoming debt burden

The newly-elected Prime Minister, Imran Khan, after taking the oath of office, in his maiden address to the nation on August 19, 2018, very rightly observed that the most dreadful…