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Khalid Bhatti
Khalid Bhatti

  • April 02, 2024

    Putin’s Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the US of fueling ‘the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa and Latin America.’ —...

  • February 26, 2024

    Politics at stake

    The PML-N-led coalition government will have more than 200 members in the National Assembly

  • February 14, 2024

    Decoding the 2024 election

    In Punjab, the PML-N has emerged as the largest party by winning 71 National Assembly seats out of 141

  • February 06, 2024

    Who will win the 2024 elections?

    However, despite all unpredictability and uncertainty that still surrounds this political exercise, two things have become clear now

  • January 29, 2024

    Who will win Punjab?

    So in a House of 336, Punjab will send 176 members to NA these seats are crucial to form government in Islamabad

  • January 22, 2024

    Hasina back at the helm

    This election was just an electoral exercise without much substance

  • January 09, 2024

    Still thinking

    A majority of voters who want to cast their ballots in the elections have already decided whom to vote for

  • January 02, 2024

    Strengthening dynasties

    Dynastic politics is not a new phenomenon in our politics. Political dynasties are well entrenched in our political system. But Pakistan is not the...

  • December 17, 2023

    Paint it saffron?

    Last month, India held state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Mizoram and Rajasthan, and the results show that the BJP still...

  • December 05, 2023

    Battle for Balochistan

    Political developments in Balochistan have caught the attention of the national media. While the province is hardly mentioned in debates in the...

  • November 14, 2023

    Elections around the corner

    Representational image of a voter casting her vote during an election. — AFP/FileThe Election Commission of Pakistan has announced it will hold...

  • November 06, 2023

    Workers’ protests in Bangladesh

    Garment workers block a road during a protest demanding the increase of their salaries, in Dhaka on November 2, 2023. — AFPStrikes and protests by...

  • October 30, 2023

    Levelling the field

    Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari while addressing a party rally in this picture released on September 11, 2023. —...

  • October 24, 2023

    The Nawaz factor

    Former Prime Minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif smiling with a pigeon sitting on his hand during a massive power show in Lahore on his return...

  • October 15, 2023

    Palestine and imperialism

    Hamas launched a well-planned and organized attack on Israel. The scale and speed of the October 7 Hamas attack shocked Israel. Hamas fired...

  • October 02, 2023

    Targeting young voters

    Young voters are likely to play a decisive role in the upcoming general elections in Pakistan. According to data released by the Election Commission...

  • September 23, 2023

    When living gets tough

    The people of Pakistan are neck-deep in a sea of rising poverty, soaring inflation and high unemployment. They were expecting some relief from the...

  • August 28, 2023

    The rise of bigotry

    A religiously motivated violent mob in Jaranwala, Faisalabad attacked, vandalized and set houses and churches of the Christian community on fire on...

  • August 15, 2023

    Coups in West Africa

    The July 26 military coup in Niger has escalated the already existing tensions in the West African region. General Abdurrahman Tchiani, the head of...

  • August 01, 2023

    Electoral reforms

    A joint session of parliament passed the Elections Bill 2023 last week. Through this bill, the coalition government has made 54 amendments in the...

  • July 24, 2023

    Where should people go?

    Most analysts believe that if Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and coalition partners decide to dissolve the National Assembly a few days before August...

  • July 16, 2023

    The rise of BRICS

    Initially, Brazil, Russia, India and China in 2006 formed BRICS as a relatively informal grouping of rapidly growing countries seeking to improve...

  • July 10, 2023

    What are the French protesting?

    Last week saw France in the grip of another wave of mass protests which swept across the country following the killing of 19-year-old...

  • June 19, 2023

    Ukraine’s attack

    Ukraine has launched its much-awaited counteroffensive against Russia with the aim to recapture the areas occupied by Russia and force Russian...

  • June 04, 2023

    Battle for southern Punjab

    There are more than 48 national and 100 provincial assembly seats in the three divisions of southern Punjab. The overwhelming majority of seats in...

  • May 30, 2023

    High-risk strategy

    Since his ouster from power in April 2022, former prime minister Imran Khan adopted a high-risk strategy to regain power and outmaneuver his...

  • May 21, 2023

    Erdogan’s popularity

    The May 14 Turkish presidential election has failed to produce a clear winner in a close race. Turkish President Erdogan and opposition candidate...

  • May 15, 2023

    IMF and imperialism

    Pakistan is desperately looking for the completion of the ninth review of the IMF programme to get $1.1 billion tranche from. The government is...

  • May 02, 2023

    The worker’s struggle

    International Workers' Day on May 1, also known as Labour Day or May Day, is a day to remember the achievements of the working class and to...

  • April 02, 2023

    What’s going on in France?

    France is in the grip of mass protests and strikes that have erupted against the controversial pension reform plan. The Macron government wants to...

  • March 22, 2023

    How to escape the long arm of the law

    The message from Zaman Park, Lahore is loud and clear: Imran Khan is a popular leader and thus needs ‘special treatment’. The courts should wait...

  • March 06, 2023

    Elections on the cards?

    President Arif Alvi has finally announced April 30 as the date for general elections in Punjab. The Election Commission of Pakistan had earlier...

  • February 27, 2023

    Modernize the workforce

    Skilled labour plays an important role in the devolvement of any country. An educated and skilled workforce increases productivity and attract both...

  • February 22, 2023

    Will ‘Keynesianism’ return?

    Keynesian economics dominated economic theory and policy after the Second World War until the mid-1970s. Neoliberal economists launched a vicious...

  • February 14, 2023

    Austerity by the rich

    Another austerity drive is on the cards as Pakistan tries to strike an agreement with the IMF for the release of a $1.2 billion tranche. The country...

  • January 24, 2023

    Landslide victory

    As expected, the PPP has dominated the Sindh local government elections in 13 out of 16 districts. It has won the elections in the district councils...

  • January 16, 2023

    Who will win the narrative battle?

    The battle for Punjab has entered a decisive phase. Not only did Chief Minister Punjab Parvez Elahi successfully win the vote of confidence from the...

  • January 09, 2023

    A marriage of inconvenience

    There is no doubt that the alliance between the PTI and the PML-Q is a marriage of inconvenience. Both parties have serious differences on many...

  • January 03, 2023

    A failed model

    Millions in Pakistan are feeling the pain of a deepening economic crisis. The working and lower middle classes in Pakistan and around the world have...

  • December 26, 2022

    Punjab’s perpetual crisis

    The Lahore High Court has averted another constitutional and administrative crisis in the largest province of Pakistan – but the political crisis...

  • December 04, 2022

    Elections in Nepal

    The general elections held on November 20 in a bitterly divided Nepal failed to produce a clear winner and the country is now facing a hung...

  • November 28, 2022

    The PPP at 55

    The PPP is preparing to commemorate its 55th Foundation Day on November 30. The PPP’s founding day provides an opportunity to the party to prepare...

  • November 22, 2022

    Malaysia’s new crisis

    In a first, the recently concluded general elections in Malaysia – held on Saturday, November 19 – have produced a hung parliament. Malaysian...

  • November 14, 2022

    After the midterms

    The results of the US midterm elections 2022 are a mixed bag for both Republicans and Democrats. Republicans are heading towards a thin majority in...

  • November 07, 2022

    On a collision course

    In his first TV appearance since the gun attack in Wazirabad during his long march towards Islamabad, Imran Khan accused Prime Minister Shehbaz...

  • October 30, 2022

    The long road to Islamabad

    Finally, PTI chairman Imran Khan launched his much hyped and long-awaited ‘Haqeeqi Azadi March’ from Liberty Roundabout Lahore towards Islamabad...

  • October 24, 2022

    After the ECP verdict

    The Election Commission of Pakistan, in a unanimous decision, has disqualified former prime minister Imran Khan in the Toshakhana reference under...

  • October 17, 2022

    The people have spoken for peace

    Massive protests have erupted in the beautiful valley of Swat – against militancy and terrorism, as thousands of people took to the streets of the...

  • October 09, 2022

    Post-flood havoc

    Both poverty and hunger are on the rise as the result of heavy monsoon rains and floods which not only washed away crops, homes and livestock but...