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  • Pakistan: Is A Judicial Coup in the Offing?

    Unwilling to allow the PPP an opportunity to gain a majority in the Senate, the Army and other political actors are willing participants in efforts to topple the government through the judiciary.

    January 13, 2012

    The Political Future of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

    In a nation beleaguered by a multitude of problems ranging from a deteriorating law and order situation to massive power cuts and a sliding economy, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has become a beacon for change.

    January 06, 2012

    The Difa-e Pakistan Rally in Lahore and its Implications for Pakistan

    By staging such a massive gathering in Lahore, it appears that the military is trying to bring JuD into mainstream politics, which is clearly an ominous sign of the times to come.

    December 23, 2011

    The MFN Debate in Pakistan’s Urdu Press: Sign of cracks?

    The importance of the MFN status issue lies in the debate that the agreement has initiated in Pakistan, which could influence both the internal political structures of the country as well as the way it deals with its neighbours.

    November 23, 2011

    The Miasmic Memo

    Byzantine intrigues are nothing new in the sordid world of Pakistan’s power politics.

    November 23, 2011

    Queering the ‘Pitch’ of Pakistan Politics

    At a time of such monumental, even existential, challenges, if all that Pakistan can come up with is a vacuous demagogue like Imran Khan, then its future is pretty bleak.

    November 08, 2011

    Pakistan’s Flood Redux: Need for Institutional Disaster Preparedness

    While the institutional reforms and structures are in place, often their effectiveness is impeded by corrupt practices and lack of proper maintenance and implementation on ground.

    September 30, 2011

    Asif Zardari and the T.I.N.A. Factor

    It would appear that for the moment at least the TINA factor operates in favour of the Zardari/Gilani combine especially if they continue to occupy their offices without wielding any real power.

    December 30, 2009

    The Political undoing of Zardari

    The current change in the Chair of the NCA merely indicates the declining power of President Zardari and does not necessarily mean empowerment of the civilian government.

    December 04, 2009