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Are caretaker setups needed?

As the 15th National Assembly completed its term, the transition to the caretaker government has been marred with political chaos, free-falling economic meltdown and growing security threats from within and…

Ending political instability

With a seesaw between the PTI and the government on provincial assembly elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, President Alvi has fired a salvo by announcing the elections of the…

Stinking political quagmire

The topmost immediate requirements to take the economy out of the tailspin are political clarity and certainty, although there is no certainty that economic default can be averted. The message…

When the young are apolitical

The youth of Pakistan constitutes more than 60 per cent of the total population of the country. Despite this fact, this intersectionality has been forcefully and by design kept away…

Political toll on women

With the ongoing political developments, constitutional crisis, and judicial intervention, ever wonder how severely this impacts the women of Pakistan? Certainly, the former federal minister for human rights does not…

Extended caretaker setup?

The world doesn’t operate on Pakistan’s timetable. While the economic and political crisis in the country continue to metastasize and deepen, the regional and global realities that shape and inform…

Wanted: political stability

A long-awaited IMF Staff-Level Agreement (SLA) is finally done with. However, anxiety — especially in currency and international sovereign bond markets — is not yet over. The reversal in yields…

Shrinking Political Space

Shrinking political space

The speeches in praise of each other, after the four days of the ‘fake march’ exposed the reality of status quo politics today. It was insincerity at its best. In…

Political Jugglers

Political jugglers

The whole nation is aware (and sick of) the terrible mess in which our beloved country Pakistan finds itself today. Our younger generation is extremely worried, mostly unemployed and has…

PDM 2.0: Dilemma for the IMF

With the green signal given by the incoming PDM 2.0 to the Ministry of Finance to initiate ground work for another (International Monetary Fund) IMF programme, IMF’s willingness to work…