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Hosting VP of European Parliament

We had the distinguished honour to host the youngest vice president in the history of the European Parliament, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, a true democrat, champion of human rights and a…

Hosting VP of European Parliament

We had the distinguished honour to host the youngest vice president in the history of the European Parliament, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, a true democrat, champion of human rights and a…

Parliamentary vs presidential

IN over 70 years of Pakistan’s existence, our nation has been embroiled politically due to the ill-advised rabble-rousing tempest of Westminsterian democracy. Ill-chosen by the ruling establishment of the time…

Parliament’s first 100 days

ALTHOUGH parliament did not figure prominently in Imran Khan’s ‘first 100 days’ agenda —now, appropriately, the Prime Minister’s 100 Days Agenda — it is only natural that when progress on…

A code for parliamentarians

POLITICS in Pakistan is being reduced to the exchange of invective between rival groups. Those shouting the loudest and hurling the harshest expletives at fellow politicians are considered the most…

Taking parliament seriously

A FEW days ago, some of the leading television channels were almost simultaneously flashing the ‘breaking news’ that Prime Minister Imran Khan would be attending the National Assembly session. In…

Purpose of parliament

Parliament is supreme. It should be, but is it? This is a question that is debated endlessly. Answers to this question depend on who is replying. Parliamentarians blame many forces.…

Parliamentary Friendship

Parliamentary friendship

It is a matter of great privilege that National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has acknowledged my selfless struggle to promote regional peace and interfaith harmony by appointing me as the…