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  • Pakistan Elections 2024: ‘Same Politics’ and Some New Trends

    The fragmented mandate will further exacerbate Pakistan’s many political, economic and security challenges.

    February 23, 2024

    पाकिस्तान में बदलता राजनीतिक परिदृश्य

    उच्चतम न्यायालय द्वारा अनुच्छेद 62(1)(f) की पुनर्व्याख्या ने नवाज़ शरीफ के चुनाव लड़ने और सार्वजानिक पदों पर आसीन होने के मार्ग की सबसे बड़ी बाधा को हटा दिया है| सुरक्षा अधिष्ठानों के परोक्ष समर्थन के कारण उनकी सत्ता में वापसी की संभावनाएं बलवती हैं|

    January 18, 2024

    Pakistan’s Multifaceted Political Crisis

    Pakistan is going through a multifaceted political crisis with political elites not able to evolve a consensus on a range of issues, including the conduct of general elections.

    September 25, 2023

    Political Turmoil in Pakistan Raises More Questions Than Answers

    Pakistan’s political culture has become not conducive for democratic politics, at a time when the country is faced with the possibility of economic default and increasing attacks of insurgent groups from within.

    May 22, 2023

    पाकिस्तान में गहराते राजनीतिक संकट के बीच बढ़ता सांस्थानिक टकराव

    पाकिस्तान में जारी राजनीतिक संकट एवं सांस्थानिक टकराव उसे अस्थिरता और हिंसा के एक नए दौर में ले जा रहे हैं जहाँ से वापस आना काफी चुनौती भरा होगा|

    May 19, 2023

    TTP’s Political Violence and Jihad

    The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims that the Pakistani state does not practice true Islam and therefore it can wage a legitimate Jihad against it.

    February 14, 2023

    Imran Khan's Single National Curriculum: An Overdose of Religion?

    Imran Khan’s overemphasis on further mainstreaming the religious education might result in increased conflict between his government and the opposition and also the civil society in Pakistan.

    June 01, 2021

    Tehrik Labaik Pakistan and the Politics of the Religious Right

    The ban imposed on the Tehrik Labaik Pakistan (TLP) by the Pakistan government will not defang the religious radicalism that forms its core strength.

    May 04, 2021

    Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

    While Imran Khan’s efforts to build legitimacy around his ‘personality’ as a religious person and a crusader against corruption do not seem to have convinced many people, his government’s inability to bring the much-promised tabdeeli (‘change’) to Pakistan is beginning to hurt him politically.

    January 04, 2021

    Partha Samal asked: How did Pakistan become a hotbed for radical Wahhabism? How was liberal Sufism replaced by radical Wahhabism?

    Ashok Kumar Behuria replies: Pakistan's descent into extremism has been widely written about. The most credible accounts come from Pakistani scholars and analysts. It is well-known that the demand for Pakistan had an Islamist ring about it and leaders including and following Muhammad Ali Jinnah have used Islam for political purposes which has given legitimacy to continuing demands for Islamisation over the years.

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