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A Specialised System

A specialised system

Pakistan has been struggling with the parliamentary system of governance now for over 70 years with repeated military takeovers being forced by corrupt Prime Ministers and Ministers elected through the…

Khan Vs Bhutto

Khan vs Bhutto

Pakistan has produced few political figures of an iconoclastic status who have been able to articulate a political discourse of transformation in the popular idiom. A popular movement spread across…

From Bhutto To Zardari

From Bhutto to Zardari

The spectacle of Sharjeel Memon — a former provincial minister accused of siphoning billions of rupees — being presented a gold crown by his supporters on his return home, two…

The End Of Bhuttoism

The end of Bhuttoism

From Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s judicial murder to Yousuf Raza Gilani’s dismissal through the courts, the Pakistan People’s Party has had a tortured relationship with state institutions. Benazir Bhutto and Asif…

Provincialising AJK

With the (s)election of Masood Khan as the president of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) on August 16, preceded by the elections for the legislative assembly last month, the façade…

Bhutto’s Fading Legacy

Bhutto’s fading legacy

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto lives on in history, 38 years after his hanging at the hands of a most ruthless military dictator in what is now universally considered a ‘judicial murder’.…

The Legacy Of Bhutto

The legacy of Bhutto

Former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto would have turned 89 years old today had his life not been tragically cut short in 1979 following a judicial trial. The trial is…

Socialism’s Revival

Socialism’s revival

Mairaj Mohammad Khan's passing away this July 22, while undoubtedly the loss of a towering icon of the Left and a major figure in the struggles of the people for…

Socialism’s Revival

Socialism’s revival

Mairaj Mohammad Khan's passing away this July 22, while undoubtedly the loss of a towering icon of the Left and a major figure in the struggles of the people for…