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Review of history

The present government came into power with a purpose of bringing change in society by defeating the two traditional political parties. That’s the reason people still have high expectations with…

System working

The recent tight win of Joe Biden over Trump shows that the American system is working to absorb the forces that have been left marginalized due to populist politics since…

In defence of democracy

The end of the 20th century marked the end of the pursuit of any novel structures of governance. It witnessed many proposed systems of government fail. States with monarchy, fascism,…

Guardians of the status quo

Throughout history, the delusional allure of wealth and power has seen poor men wanting to be rich, rich vying to be kings and kings yearning to be god. As Roman…

Recalibrating the governance matrix

Watching the opposition protests in Gujranwala, Karachi and this weekend in Quetta has been an invigorating and refreshing experience for anyone that believes in federalism, robust political expression and the…

Cost of protest

The PDM has kicked off a new season of political protests and marches to get rid of the ‘fake government’ responsible for inflation, unemployment, and economic destruction. Pakistan has a…

A relief Ali Imran is back

AFTER the Supreme Court released its detailed reasoning in quashing the reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa and ruled that the law minister did not follow the law, the obvious question is…

Hope for rule of law

THE difference couldn’t have been starker. In his address to the Gujranwala rally, Nawaz Sharif spent the first few minutes asking his supporters how they were doing. Did they have…

Beyond the many controversies

As a nation we are being hit by one controversy and one conspiracy after the other. Most recently, the future of two small islands lying off the Karachi coast has…

Politics of confrontation

A NUMBER of political developments have set the stage for a confrontation between the government and opposition with the establishment caught in the crosshairs of the melee. This may open…