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Legoland

Michael Dobbs is an author and British Conservative politician. Made a life peer, he got the title of Lord Dobbs of Wylye. As the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s chief…

Elections around the corner

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced it will hold elections on February 8, 2024. The ECP is likely to announce the election schedule after the completion of the…

Manipulating consent

The advent of information technology was rightly hailed as a game-changing development. No other scientific intervention in history has revolutionized the manner of human interaction and thought formation the way…

Output: uptick, downtick or …

This is the first of a two-part series focusing on the significant divergence in calculation of Gross Domestic Product by the government and the international donors. And the possibility of…

Levelling the field

A level playing field in politics means that all the political parties in play are treated equally and fairly. No political party is provided any undue advantage, specifically during elections.…

The three phases of elections

Although a firm date for the 12th general election in the country has not yet been fixed by the Election Commission of Pakistan, its announcement that the next general election…

Perpetual failure under AML-CFT regime

Our defective governance system has rendered the state and nation susceptible to numerous internal and external risks, eroding law and order, undermining the justice system, nurturing corruption, and ultimately jeopardizing…

Eccentric currency market reforms

September 2023 holds some significant importance for Pakistan, marked by a series of notable events. In the first week of this month, we witnessed unusual and rapid surge in the…

A valley without rights

Kashmiris living across the Line of Control as well as abroad observe October 27 as Black Day every year. People in Pakistan including all those who prize freedom use the…

Economy: performance of the caretakers

Continued deterioration of key macroeconomic statistics pertaining to the general state of the economy as well as to the quality of life of the general public has become a source…