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The Khan paradox

Imran Khan’s transition from a cricketer to a leading political figure was a significant turn. With the PTI’s core tenets revolving around anti-corruption and socio-economic justice, Khan effectively portrayed himself…

Only the SC can save the SC

Delaying elections that are otherwise required to be held within a period of 90 days violates the letter and spirit of the constitution. This is an open-and-shut case that hardly…

Shaken and stirred by Imran Khan

Three things have happened in the last ten days that have put Pakistan even more firmly on a default trajectory than it was on before. First, China has injected a…

Default: last hour?

Negotiations with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) have entered the final round. The plans and proposals prepared by the government have been deemed inadequate. Now the IMF has come up…

Economy: it has only gotten worse

Like ‘Shehbaz speed’, finance minister Ishaq Dar’s bubble has been burst as well. The ‘Dar magic’ was as artificial as his currency peg. However, Dar is not the problem alone.…

PTI needs to introspect about its own motives

PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) may be ready for the elections but the real question is whether the party is ready for governance. The question is: Does it have the capacity and…

Democracy in 2022

As the world gears up to celebrate another trip around the sun, there is this innate human urge to review what we experienced in the year concluded. In Pakistan, this…

Economic pain: an illusion of choice

Pakistan is facing an illusion of false choices in managing its ongoing economic crisis. It can either return to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) without wasting any time. Or, it…

Protests, power, parliament

The establishment’s hand-picked political leader in the form of Imran Khan and his political party, the PTI, have come full circle. From the 2018 elections – the time of the…

What do the people think?

Lack of political polling in Pakistan means widely exaggerated claims and assessments about the street power of a political leader, incorrect predictions about elections and – most importantly – the…