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Twists and turns of a political nightmare

The vote of no-confidence against former prime minister Imran Khan earlier in the year was a painful process. After many twists and turns, the vote of no-confidence was ultimately conducted…

Political economics

The ongoing political protests and marches organized by opposition political parties and interest groups against the government have started a new wave of demonstrations and rallies, with the government public…

Is it geopolitical pressure?

This past weekend, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosted the Shangri La Dialogue – the Asia security summit it hosts in Singapore each year and has been doing…

Political mess in Punjab

Hamza Shehbaz surprisingly retained the position of CM Punjab in the runoff election for CM Punjab this past Friday. He has once again been sworn in as CM Punjab. While…

Towards stability

On August 2, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruled: That “PTI was a willing recipient and beneficiary of prohibited funds to the tune of US$2.12 million.” That “PTI continued…

At its nadir of instability

Imran Khan was playing politics when the country was drowning in the floods. This could be one of the captions of an account of the present trauma of Pakistan, after…

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,…

Stability: Dhaka vs Islamabad

A lot of people ask why Bangladesh has been able to manufacture over a decade of economic growth enabling political stability. Part of the answer casts the intensity and transformative…

Political circus: will this ever end?

Perhaps, the immediate answer from any of my compatriots to this interrogative caption is, no. A vehement, no. There is no likelihood of peace between the warring factions of the…