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Political stability

The current political situation in Pakistan is getting complicated day by day. In order to counter the no-confidence motion, the government has decided to gather one million people in front…

Political mess in Punjab

Hamza Shehbaz surprisingly retained the position of CM Punjab in the runoff election for CM Punjab this past Friday. He has once again been sworn in as CM Punjab. While…

Parties, pledges and preparedness

It is only a week or so before each general election that our political parties hurry to ‘prepare’ and issue their respective manifestos. Each of these manifestoes is mainly a…

Dissolving a political party

The dissolution of the National Awami Party (NAP) in 1975 followed months of degradation of the party and its leadership in the mass media. This was a party in power,…

Absurd political economy

Imran Khan is fond of reminding anyone who will listen that politics had nothing to offer him, and that he “came into politics” for completely benevolent reasons. In doing so,…

Imran Khan’s political future

The noose of political annihilation appears to be tightening around the neck of Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Considering the exposure of the party’s foreign (prohibited) funding…

Political dynasties

DYNASTIC politics curbs merit in politics. Yet it exists even in the West, China and Japan. Its strength varies. In its mild, most common form, many scions of a family…

Political circus: will this ever end?

Perhaps, the immediate answer from any of my compatriots to this interrogative caption is, no. A vehement, no. There is no likelihood of peace between the warring factions of the…

The political battlefield

Last week, crucial economic and political decisions took place in London. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was getting cold feet. The party leadership probably had…