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Did Imran win or did the status quo lose?

The critical question, at least in Rawalpindi, isn’t who will be prime minister or even whether the PTI will be in government or not. These are both second-order issues. The…

People’s verdict

Electoral fraud is as old as choosing a ruler itself. The high priests of Rome would add days and even months to the Roman calendar to keep compliant officials in…

Mr Market’s periscope

Mr Market knows best, goes the old saying, so perhaps its best to look at the wild swings at the stock exchange to make some sense of what is in…

Symbol judgment: what went wrong?

The Supreme Court has pronounced its judgment taking away the PTI’s election symbol. Judges are human and can make mistakes, this decision being an example. Certainly, the millions who witnessed…

Princes of procedure

AT times, judges are put on the spot. It might be that the positions they have consistently stated throughout their career on a certain issue are on the line in…

Rehabilitating Nawaz

SINCE PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Oct 21, the process of dispensing justice to him in the plethora of cases he became entangled in some years ago,…

Equal citizens

MANY of us are likely to know someone who travelled to another country to give birth and secure that country’s citizenship for their child. It’s easy if you have the…

Tapping phones

THE recent ‘leak’ of private telephonic conversations between an ex-federal finance minister and two provincial finance ministers, all belonging to a political party opposing the centre, has raised many important…