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Don’t present justice as selective accountability

This is not selective accountability, this is justice Despite claims by political opponents that the growing impetus for accountability of civilian politicians is yet another conspiracy to weaken the democratic dispensation in Pakistan, nearly all such known cases have already passed through the requisite judicial processes. Combating corruption in Pakistan is not an easy task. The issue has haunted our …

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Can Sindh find a better party than PPP?

Emerging political alternatives to PPP in Sindh The clouds of uncertainty supposedly hovering over the democratic set-up since its restoration in 2008 have long disappeared. The last two governments have for the most part survived two terms consecutively and are preparing to start a third one. This is a watershed moment for democracy in Pakistan. But is it a sufficiently …

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KSA heading towards reforms or revolution?

Saudi succession struggle enters home stretch Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Sunday announcing the constitution of a new committee to combat corruption under the chairmanship of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman [MBS], anunprecedented purge of top establishment figures unfolded, signaling a pre-planned political campaign. The purge involves the sacking and/or detention of …

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Pakistan’s Economic Performance: Failing or Politicized?

Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N regime have been under a lot of criticism over the last few years, which escalated especially after the leader himself was disqualified in July, 2017. The critique on the government ranges from corruption to declaration of an ‘emergency situation’ over the debt piling up on the nation. Imran Khan, the chief of PTI, has taken …

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The Grand Bargain

These days it is hard to believe anything because of too much rumor mongering on social media. So I developed certain benchmarks which if met would mean that the grand bargain is progressing. One such benchmark was met yesterday when Asif Ali Zardari got a clean chit from NAB in his last corruption case. Legally and officially he is now …

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Is Pakistan’s Democracy Back to Square One?

The process of democratic restoration in Pakistan will continue to face roadblocks unless civilian forces join hands. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in a serious situation after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) found that the ruling family has been living beyond its means and has failed to provide a legitimate trail of its investments abroad. The JIT is investigating corruption allegations …

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Currency devaluation is giving investors reason to stay away from Pakistani market

Signs that Pakistan, home to one of the world’s top five stock markets last year, is headed for a currency devaluation is giving investors another reason to stay away from the world’s newest emerging market. Foreign reserves are falling, the current-account deficit has more than doubled in less than a year and the benchmark KSE100 Index has lost its mojo. …

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