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HA New Political Party Needed

HA new political party needed

OVER the last year and a half the feisty ‘lawyers movement’ captured the imagination of the world press by challenging Musharraf’s ‘emergency’ rule and demanding the restoration of the former…

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…

The political chessboard

POLITICS is a war of nerves and political battles can result in terrible mistakes. What happened in the NA-75 by-election last week shows how one incident can unravel politics in…

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…

Party-voters linkage

Politicians’ teams consisting of local level politicians and party workers on the ground level work as 'political machines', and the way these political teams interact with voters has implications for…

Political dilemmas

THE evolving political situation in the country confronts both the government and opposition with difficult dilemmas. The decisions that followed the PDM’s Lahore rally and the atmosphere its combative campaign has created…

Party time

In one of my last articles in this newspaper (The First Lady) I had made mention of Reham Khan's emerging 'Kiss and Tell' book. It's now ready, to be launched…