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Nawaz Sharif: prospects and challenges

The view of most analysts is that Nawaz Sharif is poised to become Prime Minister (PM) for the fourth time as a result of the general elections in February 2024.…

The return of Nawaz Sharif

OF all the comebacks he has mounted since his first ouster from power more than 30 years ago, the latest one has been the most improbable. The odds that Nawaz…

Rehabilitating Nawaz

SINCE PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Oct 21, the process of dispensing justice to him in the plethora of cases he became entangled in some years ago,…

Election 2024: a new Sharif era?

Since Imran Khan’s mess-ups are not as forgivable as the wrongs done by Nawaz Sharif circa 99 (and even circa 2017-18), the rejuvenation of the Sharif family’s era becomes an…

Nawaz’s 9-point agenda

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader, three times elected and convicted former prime minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has been granted a temporary suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia…

The economy under Nawaz — a review

Backed by a few families that suffered as their businesses were nationalized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif was a ray of sunshine for Chiniot and Lahore’s private capital in…

Nawaz Sharif’s re-redux

Nawaz Sharif is the proverbial Lazarus of Pakistani politics. He has survived it all: dismissal of government in 1993, military coup d’etat in 1999, disqualification and dismissal in 2017, two…

The Nawaz factor

Former Prime Minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif finally returned to Pakistan on Saturday after four years of self-exile in London. The PML-N organized an impressive show in Lahore. PML-N…

The Sharif legacy?

In the 1992 American elections, Bill Clinton’s strategist and adviser James Carville would get questions on what Clinton would do to beat such a popular and powerful Bush Senior. James…

PML-N versus PML-N

The markedly different perceptions of the state of the Pakistan economy today between PML-N’s stopgap finance Minister Miftah Ismail (stopgap as his appointment both times was subject to Ishaq Dar’s…