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Wanted: political stability

A long-awaited IMF Staff-Level Agreement (SLA) is finally done with. However, anxiety — especially in currency and international sovereign bond markets — is not yet over. The reversal in yields…

Leadership crisis

Pakistan, my (our) beloved country is older than me. It is only with great reluctance that I placed ‘our’ within brackets in the opening line, the hesitation in using “our”…

Reflections on G7 leaders’ summit 2022

G7 Leaders’ Summit 2022 was held recently in Germany, a little over a year later after the last such meetings were held in the United Kingdom (UK). Given the severity…

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…

Covid-19 & the political unrest

WITH few cases and no deaths from Covid-19 in Pakistan in recent weeks, the pandemic seems to have taken a back seat while political chaos is taking centre stage. The…

Political rhetoric

Last week, PM Imran Khan distributed ‘certificates of appreciation’ to the top 10 best-performing federal ministers. Before ‘honouring’ his ministers, the PM should have realised that even after the completion…

What actually constitutes leadership?

Leadership is still a designation in this country; Leadership is still a seat of power in this country; Leadership is still a title with its perks and benefits in this…