Tag: Pakistan Politics

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Elitocracy: The Pakistani democratic system

Nauman Sadiq | The biggest fault in democracy, as it is practiced all over the world, is the election campaign funding part, because the individuals...

Will the JIT be able to handle PML-N’s pressure?

Imtiaz Gul | A big question surrounding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was whether he will draw on documents...

PM appears before the JIT: A test of accountability

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to appear before JIT on June 15, 2017. Extra security arrangements have been put in place in and...

2018 elections drawing close: Is Pakistan ready to accept a democratic...

Dr. Farid A. Malik | October 27, 1958, is etched in my memory when as a five-year-old I stood on the Mall Road holding my...

Political elites of Pakistan: Promoting or subverting democracy?

M. Q. Yaaser | Paragraph 124 of Supreme Court’s decision on the Panama Case stated the following: “Some provisions of article 62 of the constitution certainly...

PML-N’s ‘interesting’ rule: Have the 2018 elections already been lost?

Shaukat Qadir | In the Chinese language, if you say, “May you live in interesting times”; it’s a curse. Pakistan seems to have spent its...

2018 Elections: Hope for protected votes or another rigged story?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | “Those who cast votes, change nothing; those who count, change everything.” – Stalin How can protection of the vote be ensured?...

Free and fair elections: Can democracy in Pakistan be resurrected?

M. Q. Yaaser | Politics is the name of possibilities. In his last speech, former Prime Minister of United Kingdom Mr. David Cameron said that...

Pakistan’s culture of Politics thrives on the many Nihal Hashmis

Saad Rasool | The infamous speech of Mr. Nihal Hashmi – an abominable (former) Senator of PML-N – has laid bare the rotten core of...

Pakistani Politics after Panama Decision: Lull before the Storm?

Muhammad Azam| It’s been four days since the Supreme Court verdict, in Panama Case, and gradually, in steps and stages, a clearer picture of the...

Was Ambassador Haqqani implementing the policy or making it?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Very interesting facts have come out in open since our erstwhile ambassador to the United States, Mr. Husain Haqqani, wrote...

Pakistan’s political drama moves from streets to courtroom

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — One month ago, it looked as if Pakistan’s orderly capital was about to go up in flames. Thousands of protesters were...

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