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In Search Of True Representation

In search of true representation

On June 8, 2012, the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its judgement in the case of Workers' Party Pakistan through Akhtar Hussain, Advocate, General Secretary and 6 others v Federation…

Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-II

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-II

What is the real nature and extent of the domestic crisis? Let me try to highlight some of its major dimensions. First and foremost, it is a 'crisis of legitimacy'.…

Five Long Years

Five long years

I have been writing on economic issues for almost four years. In each article, the growing weaknesses of Pakistan’s economy and policy inaction have been identified and suggestions made to…

The Past Is The Future?

The past is the future?

So, how is the 2013 election really to be decided? Are the patterns of the past to be followed based on old loyalties, feudal influence and the hold of the…

View Point: Good News From Balochistan

View Point: Good news from Balochistan

Balochistan-related good news in a long, long time is the decision of Balochistan National Party-M (BNP-M) headed by Baloch nationalist leader, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, to participate in the upcoming elections.…

Politics For Profit

Politics for profit

A Frenzy of activity marked the final moments of the Sindh government’s tenure with signs of frayed nerves visible in the Chief Minister’s House and elsewhere. What did it indicate?…

Reality And Rhetoric

Reality and rhetoric

“A Sophisticated rhetorician inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.” Disraeli’s famous description of his opponent Gladstone, on July 27, 1878, has been justly applied to leaders who imagine…