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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…

Political stability

Political stability in China pulled out 850 million Chinese out of poverty where the percentage of Chinese living in extreme poverty fell from 88 percent to 1.85 percent. Political stability…

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…

Prospects amidst uncertainty

As the noose around the Sharifs tightens, the brothers have had an over three hours meeting at Nawaz Sharif's Jati Umra residence to discuss the PML-N's leadership crisis, strategy for…

Flux and uncertainty

The polity is still in the grip of flux and uncertainty despite almost a year since the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government took office. First and foremost of course is its…

The reasons for market uncertainty

The pervasive air of economic uncertainty continues to prevail in the country in spite of repeated assurances by Prime Minister Imran Khan, faithfully echoed by Finance Minister Asad Umer, that…

Of continued uncertainty and market bedlam

Briefing the media on decisions taken during the cabinet meeting this Tuesday past Minister of Information Fawad Chaudhary stated that Finance Minister Asad Umer would soon present a comprehensive economic…

Confusion And Uncertainty In Kabul

Confusion and uncertainty in Kabul

On visiting Kabul and interacting with Afghans, there is a palpable sense of ‘uncertainty and confusion’ – all around in the streets and power corridors of the capital. The Afghans’…

In The Corridors Of Uncertainty

In the corridors of uncertainty

Once again, the political system of Pakistan – fragile as it is – is under severe stress. Rumours about the exit of the government and installment of an interim setup…

Political Process And Maturity

Political process and maturity

I was a graduate student in Canada in 1995 when Quebec held a referendum to decide whether it wanted to remain a part of Canada or become independent. Parti Québécois,…