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The economy under Nawaz — a review

Backed by a few families that suffered as their businesses were nationalized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif was a ray of sunshine for Chiniot and Lahore’s private capital in…

The Nawaz factor

Former Prime Minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif finally returned to Pakistan on Saturday after four years of self-exile in London. The PML-N organized an impressive show in Lahore. PML-N…

The Sharif legacy?

In the 1992 American elections, Bill Clinton’s strategist and adviser James Carville would get questions on what Clinton would do to beat such a popular and powerful Bush Senior. James…

PM Shehbaz Sharif’s prime challenges

The best thing that could have happened to Shehbaz Sharif on Monday, April 11, 2022 is not that he was voted to the office of the prime minister of Pakistan…

Challenges for Shehbaz Sharif

It is indeed extremely disconcerting that the challenges that face Shehbaz Sharif’s government today are only different in terms of intensity rather than substance from those that faced the PPP-led…

A prisoner of the Sharifs

There is this Urdu couplet that comes to my mind whenever I hear Prime Minister Imran Khan holding forth on his favourite theme of corruption and accountability. Though I am…

The rise of Maryam Nawaz

Whether one likes her or hates her, one cannot ignore the phenomenal rise of Maryam Nawaz on the political stage in Pakistan. For her supporters, Maryam represents the hopes and…

CPEC after Nawaz’s ouster

The Chinese government has made it clear that disqualification of Nawaz Sharif is an "internal affair of Pakistan" and "it will not impact China-Pakistan strategic cooperative partnership involving 'One Belt,…

Sharifs still have a future

This is apropos a Business Recorder op-ed "Whither is the Nawaz League bound?" carried by the newspaper yesterday. The writer, Saida Fazal, has argued that "meanwhile, the question agitating the minds of his party…