Tag Archives: POLITICS

Election Season: what to expect?

As election season fast approaches it is only natural that we look towards our leaders, their politics, and the vision they hold for the country. While the country has greatly changed since 2013, the issues plaguing it have hardly made a headway. Issues of security, healthcare, education, political transparency, accountability, economic and social development, and democratic stability have since gained …

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PPP’S PUNJAB STRATEGY

Asif Ali Zardari’s return, it seems, was only the first step in a larger plan; to come back to a country on the cusp of political change is a Machiavellian move. Yet, to come back to a country on the cusp of change, and be effective in directing that change, is more than just a political maneuver-  some would call …

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The Political Opera

Pakistan is set to endure another ‘seismic shift’ in its political system. The judgments from the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) tribunal made the perceptions turned into realities. These perceptions had been injected within the people of Pakistan by the opposition, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). As events unfolded, three out of the four constituencies that the PTI requested to be ‘opened …

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A SAD SPECTACLE

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The media loves fireworks because it rakes in the moolah and these days that …

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Politics of anarchy

I remember reading an Urdu short story as a child based on Nazir Ahmad’s novel Mirat-ul-Uroos. The story was based on two sisters; the older sister Akbari was a spoilt child, bad tempered, negligent and poorly educated while Asghari was modest, educated and hardworking. While Akbari suffered after marriage due to her temperament, Asghari overcame the difficulties through her good …

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The Cost of Azaadi

There is a famous saying that everything comes with a price; the recent political crisis has already cost Pakistan more than could be bargained for.  Expanded over almost 10 days, the deadlock between two major political forces PTI and PML (N) still continues without any foreseeable resolution.  Where PTI is adamant on their demands, PML (N) has also made it clear …

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