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Absurd political economy

Imran Khan is fond of reminding anyone who will listen that politics had nothing to offer him, and that he “came into politics” for completely benevolent reasons. In doing so,…

Imran Khan’s political future

The noose of political annihilation appears to be tightening around the neck of Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Considering the exposure of the party’s foreign (prohibited) funding…

How can Pakistan avoid Sri Lanka’s path?

Pakistan continues to burn its foreign exchange at an alarming rate and is exhausting all of its hopes to turn itself around. Heavy handed demands by the IMF to release…

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…

PM on the warpath

THE outburst may not have been the first time that Prime Minister Imran Khan lost his cool but his tenor during a live TV session the other day was not one expected…

Discos: the middle path?

The government will neither privatise nor will it sell out the shares or its stake in power distribution companies (Discos). Instead, it will hand over the management of Discos to the…

Empathy for local communities

There is little sign of any blossoming of democratic culture in Pakistan, but the situation in Balochistan has been even worse. This was reflected in the people taking to the…