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Paralysis Of Political Thought

Paralysis of political thought

So, Nawaz Sharif has decided to fight on and not give up on the attachments that put him at the head of Pakistan and Punjab’s largest political party. He may…

A Symbol Of Political Sanity

A symbol of political sanity

“What makes us think critically when we know the consequences [are] really harsh in this country,” says a political worker who wanted me to highlight the case of Advocate Ehsan…

From legal means to political ends

The Panama case is a legal measure par excellence. The apex court has heard the case against the chief executive of Pakistan and reserved its decision. The court had previously…

Case for political stability

Pakistan’s return to democracy in 2008 was welcomed with caution and optimism. The country’s history of military rules and periods of unstable democracy in between make the return of democracy…

The Political Economy Of Regional Trade

The political economy of regional trade

In the era of regionalism, a combination of political and economic factors has prevented Pakistan, notwithstanding its strategic location, from significantly shoring up its trade relations with neighbouring counties. Pakistan…

Political Temperature On The Rise

Political temperature on the rise

Is the political tempo on the rise due to domestic and regional issues making headlines, especially the feverish activity at the level of centre-province relations as well as at the…

Political Consciousness

Political consciousness

The spectacular victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has left many flabbergasted, prompting them to question the level of political consciousness among people in India. The ultra-right Hindu…

Decline Of Political Parties

Decline of political parties

The apparent consensus among the major political parties against the democratic structuring of their organisations is one of the main reasons for people’s progressive alienation from democratic politics. It is…

A political paradigm shift

It is needless to emphasise that the Rangers operation in Karachi – notwithstanding the tactics employed by the MQM and PPP to thwart it – has been instrumental in restoring…