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PTI’s Means Vs Ends

PTI’s means vs ends

Is removal of Nawaz Sharif the means or the end for Imran Khan? Even if Khan’s argument is that the ouster of Sharif is a prerequisite for the change he…

Listen, And Make Imran Listen

Listen, and make Imran listen

More than 14 months after from Elections 2013, the upper echelons of the PTI seem unable to concede defeat. Why can’t Imran Khan and the PTI just move on, as…

Down To Shameful?

Down to shameful?

When the US Supreme Court decided the outcome of their 2000 presidential election in Bush vs. Gore through a five-four majority, there was widespread outrage across the country. Alan Dershowitz,…

In The Mirror Of May 11

In the mirror of May 11

With intense focus on the formation of new governments at the centre and in the provinces, arguments and observations that flowed from the results of the general elections on May…

Night Watchmen

Night watchmen

As the caretaker governments, federal and provincial, approach completion of their terms by end-May 2013, it becomes relevant to reflect on options for possible improvements to the appointment, functions and…

The Honeymoon Begins

The honeymoon begins

No matter how dismal or desperate the circumstances, fresh public mandate never fails to cultivate hope. That is the beauty of democracy and why it will continue to trump misconceived…

Prospects Of E-voting

Prospects of E-voting

Elections 2013 turned out to be a landmark in the history of our country, having witnessed the highest ever voter turnout. We saw women, old, young and even infirm citizens…

Of Empowerment

Of empowerment

One fine morning in the early days of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s rule, I found myself in the company of family elders where, Nizam Din, tenant of our small…

Jump for humanity

After winning the national election, when Mohtarma Aseefa Bhutto Zardari reached the National Assembly to take oath, for a moment everyone felt that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed had entered parliament.…

Change the political chessboard

Pakistan stands at a critical juncture in its democratic journey, grappling with a deepening political crisis that threatens to undermine the very fabric of its society. At the heart of…