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Women and political inequality

GENDER inequality takes a variety of forms in Pakistan, but a fundamental one — and one whose rectification may help address all other variants as well — is political inequality.…

Senate polls & political malaise

RECENT controversies over the form and nature of the Senate election lay bare some long-standing and fundamental problems with Pakistan’s political landscape. The first, and what some may call the…

Issues in governance

IT is a settled principle of responsible governance that in times of the greatest crisis — external aggression or an epidemic — the national authority must proceed in light of…

Pakistan’s angry political culture

THE political culture of a country always evolves. But not necessarily in a positive direction. As elsewhere in the world, politics in Pakistan has long had unseemly dimensions. Political leaders…

Non-issues

Perhaps it is the lack of other forms of entertainment, or perhaps extreme polarisation is the cause, but whatever the case may be, we as a nation are infatuated with…

Dichotomy or political consensus?

The year 2020 will be critical for both the government and the opposition. This will be the year in which our country can be put on the path of prosperity…

Political Awakening

Political awakening

It was Victor Hugo who said “No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come”. It seems that the time for new political awakening has arrived in…

Issues Of Health

Issues of health

In the run up to Mian Nawaz Sharif’s impending exit from the country on LHC orders, there has been a great deal of virulent criticism on social media over the…

Promoting culture of political integrity

What happens when a politician writing a law on garbage disposal happens to own shares in a company that specializes in disposing of garbage? Or, if that company has donated…