Unhealthy signs

Unhealthy signs

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

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the State minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali

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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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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar.

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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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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the Mullah Fazlullah, the new chief of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan

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Journal observations

Journal observations

Almost a month remaining in the retirement of General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the prime minister has still not decided on the name of the next COAS [Chief of Army Staff]. We advised him to follow a wait-and-see policy, pending …

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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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