Monday September 25, 2023
Aasiya Riaz
Aasiya Riaz

  • September 18, 2023

    Coalition of the unwilling

    Over a month after the dissolution of the 15th National Assembly of Pakistan, the constitutional requirement of appointing a date for timely general...

  • August 27, 2023

    Dysfunctional power tussle

    In Pakistan, there is never any shortage of crises given our dysfunctional and unconstitutional institutional arrangements. We are very adept at...

  • August 13, 2023

    A look at the 15th National Assembly

    With the 15th National Assembly completing its five-year term, the prospects for timely and free and fair elections to vote in the next National...

  • July 23, 2023

    The next electoral exercise

    Now that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has categorically announced the federal government’s departure upon the completion of the five-year term of...

  • June 25, 2023

    Another council

    We display a strange penchant for creating and re-creating bodies and forums and a peculiar proclivity to add to layers of bureaucracy in the name...

  • June 06, 2023

    What is the lot of citizens?

    The storm blowing up in Pakistan after the May 9 violence has not broken just yet. If anything, its severity has gathered speed. Instead of...

  • May 26, 2023

    Inconvenient truths

    Piecing together an accurate picture of reality is a demanding exercise, both in terms of hard work and in keeping with rigours required for...

  • March 12, 2023

    Principled politics, anyone?

    When on May 14, 2006 – nearly 17 years ago – the Charter of Democracy was signed between Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Mr Muhammad Nawaz Sharif,...

  • February 20, 2023

    Our Broken Heart Syndrome

    Science has long discovered that heart break is not just emotional trauma. It has severe physiological manifestations also. This physiological...

  • February 12, 2023

    A country in mayhem

    Mayhem describes what Pakistan is facing on so many fronts. There is not even a single respite in sight. Take the economy, the worst mayhem in which...