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Political prisoner?

WITH Nawaz Sharif out on medical bail, many ask if a convict deserves such unusual relief. They say this may be the first time a convict in Pakistan got such…

TLP’s political future

SOME interesting disclaimers were circulating on social media after the security forces’ recent crackdown on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) activists in Punjab. These were clippings of print media advertisements, attributed…

Political Calculations In Sudan

Political calculations in Sudan

General al-Burhan is the commander of the Sudanese ground forces and is believed to enjoy some popularity within the army’s lower ranks. Some opposition groups see him as more acceptable…

Sindh’s Political Temperature

Sindh’s political temperature

The PPP leadership is confident about its development work in Sindh and believes that the party will be rewarded with another electoral victory. In an attempt to sell Sindh as…

Fissures In The Political Class

Fissures in the political class

The reactions of politicians and the public for and against the Supreme Court verdict on the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reflect the way the political community is divided…

Mob Violence And Political Will

Mob violence and political will

And so it goes on and on. If a widely respected 80-year-old public figure and civil society activist like Swami Agnivesh can be brutally beaten up – and nearly killed…

Religious And Political Books

Religious and political books

It is the sacred month of Ramazan and we have entered the second phase leading towards its completion. Many books have been published on religious matters and I would like…

Battleground Punjab

Battleground Punjab

The road to Islamabad goes through Punjab. No leader or party can dream to form a federal government without winning a good number of seats from this province. Punjab is…

Paralysis Of Political Thought

Paralysis of political thought

So, Nawaz Sharif has decided to fight on and not give up on the attachments that put him at the head of Pakistan and Punjab’s largest political party. He may…