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Waqas Shabbir is a Derby Business School graduate in Finance, currently working as a freelance writer.

Are you ready to play under Khan’s captaincy?

Waqqas Shabbir | Pulling the right strings, Khan spoke with heart. Great body language, pain in his eyes, compassionate, empathetic, substantive, spirited, determined, visionary, and...

The democratic Messiah to wake the nation from a deep...

Waqqas Shabbir | Goons have been busted, Zardaris are on crossroads. Drunkard speaker has been reelected, personal aides have been served. Nepotism is the only mantra. Mafia...

Why Shehbaz may not serve as the opposition leader?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who is the candidate of Grand Opposition Alliance...

Tumbling fortunes in Capital: Nawaz in court as convicted criminal and...

Waqas Shabbir | Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared today before the accountability court in connection with the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment corruption references against...

Imran Khan has a lot to deliver in Naya Pakistan

Waqas Shabbir | The Challenges Naya Pakistan has to face Pakistan’s disintegrated and polarized society, marred by the countless conflicts does not only need a major...

Why will I vote for Imran Khan?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan’s disintegrated and polarized society, marred by the countless conflicts does not only need a major revamp, it requires a monumental systematic...

Is Nawaz Sharif a traitor?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan Tehrek- Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has vowed to stand by Pakistan’s military and completely destroy the internal and external elements...

Uncovering PTI’s Jhelum debacle

Waqas Shabbir | It’s utterly astonishing, how Imran Khan has been ridiculed and judged for a bad show in Jhelum. Media pundits and political analysts...

How BBC’s HARDtalk exposed Dawn’s anti-establishment narrative

Waqas Shabbir | Despite the allegations of ‘rigging’ in sumo wrestling in Japan, “the mere utterance of the words “sumo” and “rigged” in the same...

Why Nawaz must pay for his blunders as PM in 1990’s?

News Analysis | People of Pakistan have a very short memory pertaining to the historical political facts of the country. We suffer from selective amnesia. People forgive...

Is Nawaz ready to concede in the game of thrones?

Waqas Shabbir | PML-N’s power in Punjab is dwindling. NAB is sending repeated notices to members of ‘House of Sharif’. Unfavorable caretaker CM Punjab is...

PML-N’s U-turns in Jhelum for the second time, ignored by...

Waqas Shabbir | Media is crying foul over PTI’s decision to reverse some of the tickets already issued to candidates. Political parties, and PML-N in...

Why Imran Khan is not a cheat?

Waqas Shabbir | Let’s loath him, condemn him, crush him, and ridicule him for being a master of U-turn. Pakistan will continue its journey, even...

Why Spy chronicles’ won’t rescue Nawaz?

Waqas Shabbir | Some term them untold; few call them old wine in a new bottle. The significance of the much-talked-about ‘Spy chronicles’ may not...

Come n’ save me, before I fall apart

Waqas Shabbir | A picture of Shehbaz which went viral in the social media, which reminds one of Arash’s famous hit: I’m so lonely broken angel, I’m...

Will Jehlum be remembered in Pakistan’s political history as Nawaz’s Waterloo?

Waqas Shabbir | We read in our school books that Alexander's Greek army had defeated Raja Porus, but refused going beyond Jehlum. Well, its not...

Can PTI’s 100-day plan overcome Pakistan’s economic woes?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan Tehreek Insaf’s (PTI) ambitious plan while delighting the party workers, it baffled the opinion makers and opposition in particular. Read more: PML-N denounces...

Intentional or unintentional sabotage?

Waqas Shabbir | Disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif, willingly or unwillingly, has opened a floodgate of negative commentary, following the eruption of a mega-scandal. His...

Witch-hunt or a blunder?

Waqas Shabbir | After the Supreme Court beleaguered Nawaz, he is at loggerheads with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Despite Chairman NAB’s assurance that the...

Jhelum dethroned its king: Nawaz Show, a major flop

Waqas Shabbir | Jhelum, once considered the home of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz, gave a lukewarm response to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif. Traditional fervor and...

The presence of Aliens in Pakistan’s politics

Waqas Shabbir | Ousted Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, claims to be fighting aliens, who he is alleging, played a key role in his political ascendancy. Nawaz...

Can Pakistan’s policymakers respond to much-hailed CPEC?

Waqas Shabbir | The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is hailed as the best opportunity to have knocked at Pakistan’s door, after a long stalemate...

World Bank concerned over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan

Waqas Shabbir | World Bank has shown apprehensions over the macroeconomic stability of Pakistan, and expressed discontent with the near-term economic outlook, which will require...

Can an increase in remittances boost Pakistan’s economy?

Waqas Shabbir | Inflows of workers' remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis have witnessed a much-needed surge. It has increased to $14.6 billion from $14.058 billion, exhibiting...

Who made the 18th amendment controversial; PML-N or military establishment?

Waqas Shabbir | Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Ghafoor clarified the much-hyped Bajwa Doctrine and described it as a doctrine with limited scope...

PML-N not in a hurry to avail IMF loan: But why?

Waqas Shabbir | Pakistan has ruled out any IMF bailout package in recent times. The plan is to avoid the IMF clutches until the 2018...

Senate defeat a prelude to approaching doomsday for Nawaz?

Waqas Shabbir | The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) suffered an unlikely defeat at the hands of opposition nexus. PML-N accused the opposition parties of...

Is Chief Justice Saqib Nisar apolitical?

Waqas Shabbir | Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has re-emphasized his earlier statements that the decisions of the apex court are apolitical...

Why criticism on Khan’s marriage is unfair

Waqas Shabbir | Amid feverish media speculations, Imran Khan announced his marriage with a spiritual adviser - Bushra Wattoo in a simple- Nikkah ceremony held...

Are Nawaz’s anti-judiciary antics justifiable?

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The political landscape of this unpredictable country continues to face unbelievable chaos. The mainstream political parties are hitting below the belt...

Long Term Plan (LTP) of CPEC is a mystery

 Raja Waqas Shabbir | Economic and financial stability is connected with political stability- was the much talked about statement of Army Chief Qamar Zaman Bajwa...

Can the depreciating rupee rescue the government in the next polls?

Waqas Shabbir | The depreciation of the rupee has led to a debate throughout the country. Though, the bulk of the commentators believe it to...

Shunning IMF for Sukkuk is politics at play

Waqas Shabbir | The growing twin deficit is taking a toll on Pakistan’s over-stretched finances. The struggling treasury is desperate to secure funds to avoid...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

Jhelum symbolizes all that could go wrong with PTI politics

Waqas Shabbir | Imran Khan last month paid a much-awaited visit to Jhelum. It was supposed to be a power show from PTI clan. But...

Will Imran Khan lose 2018 elections?

Raja Waqas Shabbir | In recent times, image rebuilding has been a problem for Imran Khan. Despite losing NA-120 by-elections, PTI did make inroads into...

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