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PM Shehbaz Sharif’s prime challenges

The best thing that could have happened to Shehbaz Sharif on Monday, April 11, 2022 is not that he was voted to the office of the prime minister of Pakistan…

Will Shehbaz Sharif succeed as PM?

There is a profound disquiet about the state of the country across all social, economic and political classes. People are worried about how badly the next wave of Ishaq Dar…

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…

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…

HEC to get 30pc development funding raise

As government universities struggle with cash squeeze amid a national economic crisis, their regulator is likely to receive 30 per cent more development funding in the upcoming fiscal from Prime…

PM’s China visit: main takeaways

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif concluded his two-day November 1-2 visit to China. With effectively on one day at his disposal, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met those who matter — Xi…

Tests for PM Shehbaz

The ouster of Imran Khan may have created a ripple of excitement among the workers of the PMNL-N but if the party fails to deliver, this euphoria will soon turn…

Keeping PM Sharif up at night

“Canst thou, O partial sleep, give thy repose/ To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude;/ And in the calmest and most stillest night,/ With all appliances and means…

The PML-N’s mistakes

The PTI’s victory in the Punjab by-polls has invigorated PTI workers who played a big role in the PML–N’s embarrassing defeat in its power base. Many political circles and analysts,…