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Change the political chessboard

Pakistan stands at a critical juncture in its democratic journey, grappling with a deepening political crisis that threatens to undermine the very fabric of its society. At the heart of…

Geopolitical reordering

The geopolitical reordering of the world cannot simply be achieved through war or challenging the West’s political influence in its various global domains. The economic component is possibly the most…

Test case of political finance

THE regulation of political finance (PF) offers one of the greatest challenges to democracies around the world. Political parties, elected legislators and governments can become hostage to powerful and extremely…

Search for a political settlement

Three years ago – on May 6, 2018 – I barely survived an assassination attempt on my life as the interior minister of the country. Although my bullet wounds have…

Political Prisoners, Not Missing Persons

Political prisoners, not missing persons

The news of the missing bloggers at the beginning of 2017 sent shockwaves through activist circles. No one was sure why sections of the state would abduct citizens for the…

Fissures In The Political Class

Fissures in the political class

The reactions of politicians and the public for and against the Supreme Court verdict on the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reflect the way the political community is divided…

Circles Of Influence

Circles of influence

US President Donald Trump’s New Year tweet has disturbed the entire country due to the fact that he totally ignored Pakistan’s sacrifices made during the war against terror. All political…

Political Temperature On The Rise

Political temperature on the rise

Is the political tempo on the rise due to domestic and regional issues making headlines, especially the feverish activity at the level of centre-province relations as well as at the…

Quaid’s Political Disposition

Quaid’s political disposition

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the most powerful national symbol in Pakistan and he is viewed as the embodiment of the spirit of Pakistan. His birthday is celebrated with much…

Political Parties Need Women Leaders

Political parties need women leaders

IN the midst of the excitement of the formation of Pakistan`s new government, and all the self-congratulations about the transition from one democratic government to another, a different story captured…