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Beyond Elections

Beyond elections

Looking beyond the coming elections, Pakistan’s future looks bleak. There is little question that elections 2013 will prove more divisive and chaotic than anything we have seen before. Mere transfer…

Electoral politics in Punjab

While it may seem like there is still a long way to go, two years is not really too far away before the scheduled elections in 2023. The last year…

To the streets

The majority of general elections in Pakistan have been mired in controversy, and our electoral history has been tarnished by allegations of rigging and electoral malpractice. Elections in Pakistan have…

A set of broken promises

The PML-N government was swept to power in 2013 after successfully highlighting the PPP-led coalition government's appalling performance in terms of provision of basic utilities particularly electricity and the numerous…

Where Will It End?

Where will it end?

The day after Imran Khan announced his much touted 'Plan C' to press his demand for an impartial inquiry into alleged electoral rigging, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Shah…

Politics Post-poll Inquiry Report

Politics post-poll inquiry report

The Supreme Court commission inquiring into the vote rigging allegations has done its job in a largely satisfactory manner. According to it, the general elections 2013 were held in accordance…

Charter Of Economy

Charter of economy

Ishaq Dar, the Federal Finance Minister, has on several fora urged all political parties to agree to a charter of the economy so that reforms undertaken by one government are…

Rationality Being Compromised

Rationality being Compromised

Following the almost unanimous condemnation of the electoral process in the 2013 general elections, on April 1 - day whereon people play tricks with each other - the President of…

Into The Political Thicket

Into the political thicket

Among the many problems that afflict us, two are particularly vexatious. One, whether it is individuals or institutions, we seem less interested in doing our own job and more interested…

Writing On The Board

Writing on the board

The Election Commission of Pakistan recently announced the preliminary results of elections to 42 cantonment boards. With 1.9 million registered voters, 199 wards of these boards are worth just five…