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An (in)credible election!

The 2024 elections have aroused a perfect storm of allegations of gerrymandering, rigging and manipulation of results. Most people, including well-informed commentators, seem at a loss though to offer a…

Elections and prospects

As the date for general elections, February 8, 2024, looms, the election campaign scene exhibits some troubling tendencies. First and foremost, the lack of the traditional excitement and activity by…

‘It is a tale told by an idiot…’

Data collection and its dissemination is an exercise impacting on politics the world over; however, the capacity of any administration to manipulate data is a function of the system of…

Money talks in politics

Money talks in politics and political processes globally, which necessitates regulations to ensure democratic values associated with accountability and transparency are not undermined - values that many a Pakistani political…

Quo vadis?

THE initial reaction was shock as independents affiliated with the PTI emerged as the dominant force in the next parliament. It was, after all, widely presumed to be preordained that…

Chronicles of an election foretold

The results of the general elections held on February 8 have once again shown that political engineering before or during elections does not help the country or its democracy, which…

Saving the electoral process

The election process, which represents the people's collective voice and will, is the cornerstone of democracy. It stands for the essential idea that every person has the right to influence…

Deeper partnerships

At the start of 2024, Europeans are deeply concerned by the ongoing Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and by the conflict that has broken out again in the Middle…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

The judgement and after

IT ranks among those inglorious decisions taken by the top court which have been long remembered for breaching democratic norms. The verdict of the three-member bench led by the chief justice has…