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CPEC: Some Ground Truths

CPEC: some ground truths

In a recent op-ed in this paper (‘CPEC by Dr Farrukh Saleem, October 8), some ‘facts’ about CPEC have been presented. I respectfully differ with some of the points raised…

Our Political Wonderland

Our political wonderland

As she walks through Wonderland, Alice arrives at a fork in the road and inquires the Rabbit about what path she should take. “Where do you want to go?” asks…

Will Sharif Win The Political Battle?

Will Sharif win the political battle?

As the start of the GT Road rally, Nawaz Sharif seemed cautious probably because of a perceived lower turnout, but as he moved towards Lahore and the number of participants…

From legal means to political ends

The Panama case is a legal measure par excellence. The apex court has heard the case against the chief executive of Pakistan and reserved its decision. The court had previously…

An Evolving Political Equation

An evolving political equation

Sindh is the only province where politics has remained static since 1988. The PPP has repeatedly emerged as a major political force in the rural areas of the province while…

Political Crisis

Political crisis

The parliamentary system in the UK is in logjam. The government, even with its bought-and-paid-for majority, is so unstable that it announced a two-year parliamentary session and is considering lengthening…

Case for political stability

Pakistan’s return to democracy in 2008 was welcomed with caution and optimism. The country’s history of military rules and periods of unstable democracy in between make the return of democracy…

Return Of A Political Deal-maker

Return of a political deal-maker

In addition to hopes of better, smoother civil-military relations with the new army chief and the head of ISI, handpicked by the prime minister, what other major development will tell…