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Parties within parties

THERE is a PPP controlled by Mr Asif Ali Zardari, and within that party, the hopefuls cannot help locating another party, which is waiting to work, or is already working,…

TLP’s political future

SOME interesting disclaimers were circulating on social media after the security forces’ recent crackdown on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) activists in Punjab. These were clippings of print media advertisements, attributed…

Sindh’s Political Temperature

Sindh’s political temperature

The PPP leadership is confident about its development work in Sindh and believes that the party will be rewarded with another electoral victory. In an attempt to sell Sindh as…

The Political Economy Of Balochistan

The political economy of Balochistan

Why do budgets fail to give hope to the common citizen? Any analysis of Balochistan’s provincial budget leaves us with the same discontent. The current coalition government in the province…

Fissures In The Political Class

Fissures in the political class

The reactions of politicians and the public for and against the Supreme Court verdict on the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reflect the way the political community is divided…

It’s the political economy

Today’s Pakistan should have been a far better place than it was in 2008 and 2013. But, despite some very marginal improvements, we are far from moving towards inclusive and…

Our Political Future

Our political future

In my last article, ‘One hundred days’ published in these pages on June 12, I had argued that the PTI’s ‘100 days’ plan lacks economic strategy as it lumped together…

Economic facts vs political fiction

Facts speak, and they speak louder than what we say. Slogans and Speeches are the advertising tools for political selling but Economic facts are the core product that eventually determines…

A Symbol Of Political Sanity

A symbol of political sanity

“What makes us think critically when we know the consequences [are] really harsh in this country,” says a political worker who wanted me to highlight the case of Advocate Ehsan…