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Season of political challenges

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan was compelled to seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly following the defeat of his finance minister in the Senate election. He has now secured this…

Women and political inequality

GENDER inequality takes a variety of forms in Pakistan, but a fundamental one — and one whose rectification may help address all other variants as well — is political inequality.…

Senate polls & political malaise

RECENT controversies over the form and nature of the Senate election lay bare some long-standing and fundamental problems with Pakistan’s political landscape. The first, and what some may call the…

The political chessboard

POLITICS is a war of nerves and political battles can result in terrible mistakes. What happened in the NA-75 by-election last week shows how one incident can unravel politics in…

Political morality

THERE’S no denying the economic collapse under the PTI, or the capitulation of all parties that squandered the opportunity for a democratic corrective by passing the amendment to the Army…

Parties and rifts

Controlling political parties, subjugating them and encouraging them to disintegrate in the name of the national interest as well as external pressure, political engineering, greed and use of various manoeuvres…

Pakistan’s angry political culture

THE political culture of a country always evolves. But not necessarily in a positive direction. As elsewhere in the world, politics in Pakistan has long had unseemly dimensions. Political leaders…

Political dilemmas

THE evolving political situation in the country confronts both the government and opposition with difficult dilemmas. The decisions that followed the PDM’s Lahore rally and the atmosphere its combative campaign has created…

Dichotomy or political consensus?

The year 2020 will be critical for both the government and the opposition. This will be the year in which our country can be put on the path of prosperity…

Political Awakening

Political awakening

It was Victor Hugo who said “No force on earth can stop an idea whose time has come”. It seems that the time for new political awakening has arrived in…