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When the young are apolitical

The youth of Pakistan constitutes more than 60 per cent of the total population of the country. Despite this fact, this intersectionality has been forcefully and by design kept away…

Search for the middle ground

Upon examination, it has become abundantly clear the’ intellectual elite’ are more concerned about defending their narrative rather than looking for solutions that benefit Pakistan. Celebrating Imran Khan’s ouster reveals…

Looking at the ground realities

There are no two opinions about the fact that the country at the moment is in a serious economic crisis. It is also an undeniable reality that an economic meltdown…

Political mess in Punjab

Hamza Shehbaz surprisingly retained the position of CM Punjab in the runoff election for CM Punjab this past Friday. He has once again been sworn in as CM Punjab. While…

Dissolving a political party

The dissolution of the National Awami Party (NAP) in 1975 followed months of degradation of the party and its leadership in the mass media. This was a party in power,…

Crisis of political imagination

It keeps us on our toes to defend the fortress of morality and keep the power of a shrewd politician far away from us. It keeps us engaged in a…

Covid-19 & the political unrest

WITH few cases and no deaths from Covid-19 in Pakistan in recent weeks, the pandemic seems to have taken a back seat while political chaos is taking centre stage. The…

Political rhetoric

Last week, PM Imran Khan distributed ‘certificates of appreciation’ to the top 10 best-performing federal ministers. Before ‘honouring’ his ministers, the PM should have realised that even after the completion…

Dark clouds on the political horizon

Eleven opposition parties met at an Iftar (breaking fast) dinner in Islamabad at Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's residence on May 19, 2019. If Jamiat-e-Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief…