Column Archives

Axis of  national security

Axis of national security

The alliance among the military, the mullahs and the militants is alive and kicking.

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Wrongs versus rights

Wrongs versus rights

On the poverty of dominant legal discourse on anti-terrorism legislation.

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Unhealthy signs

Unhealthy signs

How political interference and lack of accountability are debilitatating Punjab’s health sector.

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All the king’s men

All the king’s men

The new, the old, and the usual in Nawaz Sharif’s 2013 cabinet

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Moving beyond the cliché

Moving beyond the cliché

Why ‘the mullah–military alliance’ is an unhelpful term in understanding Pakistani politics

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Securing the system

Securing the system

A move to bring the military into the decision-making process while keeping it under civilian supremacy

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The presidents club

The presidents club

The troubled history of presidential power and its implications

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Towards a naya Karachi

Towards a naya Karachi

While no one can rob the PTI of its symbolic victory, seeing it as culminating into an imminent demise of the MQM would be preposterous.

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Marginal utility

Marginal utility

As things stand, Pakistan is likely to have coalition governments for quite a long time and the party that enjoys majority in Punjab.

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Winning combination

Winning combination

There is a significant difference between forming a government and winning an election.

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