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PPP’s Young Turks

A CLOSE friend of a PPP prime minister during the 2008-2013 term says he once told the latter that the press was inundated with critical stories about him and his…

While the PPP scores own goals

Hina Rabbani Khar’s reported plan to join the PTI along with her father carries the potential of accelerating the fall of the PPP’s ‘wickets’ in Punjab. The trend was set…

Who is afraid of PPP?

We have toyed with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the past, mostly through the BOT (build, operate, transfer) mode. Now PPP seems to be getting mainstreamed. Both Punjab and Sindh have…

The PPP’s Last Chance

The PPP’s last chance

The recent victory of the PPP in Ghotki has created a ripple of excitement among party workers but this euphoria should not blind the Sindh-based political party to the miserable…

Only PPP can say ‘peccavi’

THE much-quoted, one-word ‘Peccavi’ (‘I have sinned’ in Latin) message that Charles Napier is supposed to have sent to London, after capturing Sindh in 1843, and which appeared in Punch…

Beyond health PPPs

PUBLIC-private partnerships are the new mode of governance in Pakistan being championed by successive governments. Originating from the infrastructure sector, PPPs have leapfrogged into human development services, including health. Unlike…

Destabilising the PPP

THE JIT report in the money-laundering case implicating top PPP leaders has generated a political storm. An attempt to bring about regime change in Sindh has exacerbated matters. The federal…

Zardari, Bilawal & the future of PPP

IS it the PPP’s moment of reckoning or Asif Ali Zardari’s? The answer depends on whether you believe that Zardari is part and parcel of the party or simply an…

Why The PPP Swept Sindh

Why the PPP swept Sindh

Election 2018 marked the third time in a decade that the PPP has managed to win a large number of seats in the Sindh Assembly. With this winning streak, the…

The PPP’s Last Budget

The PPP’s last budget

The PPP is going to complete its five-year term on May 31. The Sindh government’s mandate doesn’t permit it to present a budget for the next fiscal year. But politicians…