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Politics: the art of compromise

Nasir Khan Political parties are essential to modern democracy, contrary to some popular opinion. Parties organise democracy and prevent voters from having to choose...

Human development in Naya Pakistan

Moonis Ahmar The 2018 General Elections are done, and Pakistan’s moment of truth has arrived. Can the country change its trajectory, and finally become a state that...

Dr. Yasmin Rashid – The iron lady!

Hussnain Magsi “Yasmin Rashid completes hat trick of defeat”, was a headline in a leading english newspaper of the country after the polls....

Solving Kashmir

DR NYLA ALI The people of Kashmir have tried, time and again, to translate themselves from passive recipients of violence, legitimated by legislations of the physically...

Elections and sustainable democracy

Dr Ikramul Haq The elections for another five-year term (2018-2023), only two days away, are an occasion for national jubilation and celebration — a good omen for...

Headstrong heedlessness

Talimand Khan The July 25 elections now bear the stains of blatant coercion, engineering and other tactics meant to deny a level playing field to candidates who aren’t...

A steel fist in a velvet glove

M Ziauddin It has been one long, bitter fight. And it continues. In the very first decade of our independence, the harshest of colonial press laws were employed to...

A looter’s democracy

Ikram Sehgal Billions of ill-gotten dollars are laundered through financial institutions every year globally. Illegally acquired money can also be laundered without the...

Assuming the worst

Basil Nabi In terms of the law, the initial burden of proof is on the prosecution, and if, and only if the prosecution discharges such burden, would the accused be...

Black-facing and the white man’s burden

Miranda Husain Sitting with a group of women, some known others not, for a rare London meet-up in Lahore, I was surprised by the sudden turn in conversation. They were...