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A new political accord

Pakistan is now seventy-five. In these long years there were very few occasions when a genuine joy was felt by the whole nation. Few wins in cricket and field hockey…

Dissolving a political party

The dissolution of the National Awami Party (NAP) in 1975 followed months of degradation of the party and its leadership in the mass media. This was a party in power,…

Crazy cross-purposes

Two months into power and the Imran Khan government has already given a new meaning to the term ‘cross purposes’. Generally implying ‘two stands that contradict each other’, the term…

The PTI’s Political Dilemma

The PTI’s political dilemma

The recently concluded local bodies elections in Pakistan were instructive in several respects. With their conclusion, soon power will be transferred to the elected representatives at the grassroots level. This…

Political Cons And White-collar Crooks

Political cons and white-collar crooks

Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif hit the nail right on the head when the other day he stressed the need for depoliticising the Sindh police with a view to shoring…

Political Theatrics

Political theatrics

Speaking at a press conference on January 3, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said that the proposal to set up military courts for speedy trial of terrorists, which parliament formally…

An intelligent future

Outside the realm of science fiction novels to which artificial intelligence was previously restricted, it is now amongst us in more and more fields of life. This brings both benefits…

Ramdas for peace

Peace activists come in a hundred and one varieties. Some are diehard peaceniks from their student days, others are new converts who spend their early lives fighting and then realize…

A new constitutional window

The Supreme Court in its lifetime disqualification judgment has not only decided the constitutional questions relating to Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution regarding the disqualification period but also admitted the…