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Political dynasties

DYNASTIC politics curbs merit in politics. Yet it exists even in the West, China and Japan. Its strength varies. In its mild, most common form, many scions of a family…

The political menu of food

EID in Pakistan leaves unwieldy quantities of carcasses to deal with. But the world’s largest festival of ritual slaughter is held every five years in Nepal’s Bariyarpur village, mostly of…

Political circus: will this ever end?

Perhaps, the immediate answer from any of my compatriots to this interrogative caption is, no. A vehement, no. There is no likelihood of peace between the warring factions of the…

The political battlefield

Last week, crucial economic and political decisions took place in London. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was getting cold feet. The party leadership probably had…

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…

What actually constitutes leadership?

Leadership is still a designation in this country; Leadership is still a seat of power in this country; Leadership is still a title with its perks and benefits in this…

Leadership in the midst of Covid-19

The real test of leadership or the character of a leader emerges only when faced with challenges emanating from the unknown. In the last quarter of 2019, all of us…