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Next steps for a political miracle

The people of Pakistan spoke clearly on February 8. Their favourite political party is the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Their favourite leader, even though he is in jail, is as beloved to…

Analysing the implementation of political manifestos

Since 1950, Pakistan has undergone significant political changes, alternating between military and civilian rules. After 1990, the major political parties like PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz), PPP (Pakistan People’s Party), and…

Navigating through political turmoil, uncertainty

The public at large has spoken, as independents backed by Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have emerged as the largest political group in the 2024 elections despite all the pre-poll…

Without political engineering

Several historians have attempted to answer the ‘What if?’ question about key historical events, creating a genre known as counterfactual history or hypothetical history. The idea behind this effort is…

We need leaders of the future

With just four weeks until the ballot box decides who will be in the saddle for the next five years, Pakistan stands at a precipice, choked by a suffocating polycrisis.…

Pro-people leadership

This year, I had the honor to visit Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, where an impressive ceremony was organized in connection with the 16th martyrdom anniversary of Ms Benazir Bhutto, the first…

Quest for leadership

on the Chinese economy and China’s military buildup, the X-factor lies somewhere else. Leadership quality is going to be the single most defining factor that can hinder or foster either…

Capital suggestion: Long-term leaders

Mahathir bin Mohamad governed Malaysia for a combined period of 24 years. In 1981, when Mahathir assumed office as Malaysia’s fourth prime minister, Malaysia’s per capita income stood at $1,843.…

Pakistan: leadership crisis

The primary constituents of economic growth encompass physical capital, infrastructure, human capital, and technology. Pakistan stands among those nations where growth rates have not aligned with its developmental profile for…

Economic impasse and political instability

The economic challenges of Pakistan are appallingly enduring, and unless we effectively address fiscal discipline issues, expand our tax base, and eliminate resource wastage, the country’s economic stagnation is likely…