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From colonial legacy to digital era

Are the election results of the 2024 election influenced by external forces and fail to accurately reflect the will of the people? Social media platforms are inundated with comments and…

Empowering provinces

Disruptions in constitutional rule can have dire consequences, leading to political instability, uncertainty, and a breakdown of effective governance. Such interruptions create legal loopholes, weaken institutional foundations, erode public trust,…

Derailing democracy

The intrigue that started against Pakistan and its democracy after the untimely demise of the father of the nation, Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the final act that permanently derailed…

Economic half-truths

After pushing Pakistan’s economy towards partial deindustrialisation, the pundits of the neo-liberal world have come up again with a new anti-people agenda. These ‘experts’ now want the government to sell…

Shifting alliances

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently completed his four-day visit (starting Sep 18) to Russia in an effort to strengthen strategic ties. The visit followed North Korean leader Kim Jong…

Fodder for alien cannons

With the release of the follow-up report by The Intercept regarding the alleged sale of arms to Ukraine due to economic contingencies and US pressure, the key question that arises…

The complex path of US-Pakistan ties

The intricate dance between Pakistan and the US has been marked by twists and turns, highs and lows, and a shared history that is as complex as it is consequential.…

An indecent rendezvous–I

Americans since the Kennedy years have been in romance with India. The credit for this goes to Jawaharlal Nehru’s charm and charisma. He endeared himself to John F Kennedy during…

Perpetual crisis

Negotiating with the IMF is not a new experience for Pakistan. The country has been approaching the IMF since 1958 when General Ayub Khan first pushed the nation down that…

The wisdom of the people

Pakistan is facing one of the worst periods in its history. Very few would deny this reality. Inflation has reached record levels, with food price inflation touching 46 per cent,…