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Mazhar Abbas
Mazhar Abbas

  • March 14, 2023

    Why elections the only way forward

    While ‘uncertainty is the only certainty in Pakistan’ general elections still looked the only way forward in the present political and economic...

  • March 13, 2023

    Why elections the only way forward

    While uncertainty is the only certainty in Pakistan, general elections still appear the only way forward in the present political and economic...

  • January 24, 2023

    Battle for Punjab and KP

    Punjab is and will be the centre of politics in the next three months as the Election Commission of Pakistan is about to announce the election...

  • December 27, 2022

    A look back at Benazir’s assassination

    Benazir Bhutto at the election campaign rally where she was killed. — AFP/FileOn this day 15 years ago, December 27, 2007, former prime minister...

  • November 03, 2022

    Oblivious of history, Imran marches on

    One of the reasons why former Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed the military takeover on Oct 12, 1999 by former Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf...

  • October 29, 2022

    What can IK achieve from long march

    Former prime minister Imran Khan looked quite unmoved despite setbacks before his much-awaited ‘Azadai march’ from Lahore to Islamabad, with his...

  • October 18, 2022

    By-elections’ implications for PTI, PDM

    Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has created a record by winning six out of seven seats he had contested in Sunday’s by-election baaring Karachi...

  • October 09, 2022

    How damaging is IK’s audio leak before Azadi march?

    The latest alleged audios of former Prime Minister Imran Khan have leaked at a time when the stage is set for the final “showdown” between...

  • October 03, 2022

    Cipher theory and Pak-US ties

    Pakistan and United States of America recently celebrated 75 years of ties between the two countries at a time when the former Prime Minister Imran...

  • September 26, 2022

    Emerging political scenario

    In the wake of fast-changing political developments, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and would-be Finance Minister...

  • September 12, 2022

    ‘Plus-Minus’ formula in politics

    Former Prime Minister Imran Khan fears certain political and non-political characters are after him because of his rising popularity and want to...

  • June 17, 2022

    Was pressurised to implicate Musharraf in Benazir murder case, claims Rao Anwar

    Rao Anwar makes explosive claims about Benazir Bhutto murder case in a rare interview

  • June 04, 2022

    Ruling coalition under pressure

    Imran Khan was all set to announce the second round of protest plan today

  • May 02, 2022

    Political temperature to rise after Eid

    As weather forecast for May and June is scary with temperature likely to go up, former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran...

  • April 23, 2022

    Was it a ‘mistake’ or conspiracy?

    Without naming the ‘establishment’, former Prime Minister Imran Khan asked them to correct the mistake they had committed saying the only way...

  • April 15, 2022

    Battle for ‘Takhat-e-Lahore’

    Election for the all-important slot, Punjab Chief Minister, on Saturday would not simply be a contest for ‘Takhat-e-Lahore’ but a battle between...

  • April 11, 2022

    The story of Imran Khan’s fall

    Imran Khan might be down, but not out as challenges for the new government are grave

  • April 01, 2022

    ‘Secret document’ or Imran’s last trump card

    Known for fighting till the last ball in his cricketing days, Prime Minister Imran Khan has dropped a ‘bombshell’ by linking the vote of...

  • March 25, 2022

    Who holds the ‘trump card’?

    Whether PM Imran Khan really has something in his pocket or just trying to counter opposition through psychological tricks would soon be known

  • March 14, 2022

    No-trust move: Next 48 hours crucial

    Imran Khan is still confident that he would get cleanly bowled his rivals with his ‘in-swinging yorker'

  • March 11, 2022

    Why is Asif Zardari PM’s ‘prime target’?

    Why did Prime Minister Imran Khan single out former President Asif Ali Zardari as his target “No 1” in case he survived the ‘vote of...

  • February 08, 2022

    No-trust politics

    All is not well in the government and opposition both camps. Prime Minister Imran Khan, leading a fragile coalition, has a slight edge over...

  • December 31, 2021

    Will Nawaz Sharif return in 2022?

    The best news for the PTI could come from London itself if the British authorities themselves ask Nawaz Sharif to go back

  • November 30, 2021

    PPP’s 54 years: What went wrong?

    The Pakistan People’s Party formed in Lahore at the residence of late Dr Mubashir Hasan on November 30, 1967 is celebrating its 54th Foundation...

  • October 15, 2021

    PM Imran’s pre-election strategy

    Those who know Prime Minister Imran Khan from the cricketing days also know that after he became the captain he mostly ignored the list of players...

  • September 27, 2021

    What is the best solution for Karachi?

    What is the best solution for the city under the circumstances as Prime Minister Imran Khan would be briefed during his visit today

  • September 27, 2021

    Is EVM an answer to election rigging?

    In the twenty-first century, elections will be rigged with strategies both old and new because autocrats have learnt a simple but sad truth; it is...

  • September 07, 2021

    Are we heading for early elections?

    Prime Minister Imran Khan now seems to be in an election mood and looks far more confident than perhaps six months back to hold high profile local...

  • August 26, 2021

    Why PMDA a threat to media freedom

    Government-Press relationship is under serious threat not only from the move to control the media through ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority’...

  • August 19, 2021

    Taliban the winners, Americans the losers

    The victory of the Taliban is not merely the defeat of the US-backed regime of Afghanistan or anti-Taliban groups but the failure of the US-led...

  • August 15, 2021

    Can opposition oust Imran Khan?

    Prime Minister Imran Khan and his core team are confident of not only completing a full five-year term which will end in August, 2023 but also...

  • August 15, 2021

    Can opposition oust Imran Khan?

    Prime Minister Imran Khan and his core team are confident of not only completing full five-year term which will end in August, 2023 but also believe...

  • August 10, 2021

    Who will rule the roost in urban Sindh?

    Two ruling parties —- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan People’s Party —- are in a race to fill a political vacuum in urban Sindh.But...

  • July 27, 2021

    PML-N’s ‘whitewash’ in AJK

    The biggest surprise of Azad and Jammu Kashmir elections was not the comfortable victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf but by getting a simple...

  • July 09, 2021

    New political alignments in the offing

    Next general elections are still far away if held as per schedule in October, 2023 but the ‘political trio’ of our politics, Imran Khan, Asif...

  • June 25, 2021

    Asif Zardari’s ‘Mission Punjab’

    Zardari is also trying to bring back some former PPP leaders like Qasim Zia and Manzoor Watoo.

  • June 18, 2021

    Rising culture of political intolerance

    Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has rightly taken the decision in regard to Tuesday’s shameful incident at the National Assembly by banning...

  • May 13, 2021

    Shehbaz’s release, permission to travel abroad annoy PM: sources

    ISLAMABAD: The release of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on bail followed by Lahore High Court’s decision allowing him to travel abroad has...

  • May 02, 2021

    Analysing NA-249 by-election

    Pakistan People’s Party caused an upset in the high profile by-election in NA-249 marred with a series of allegations against the Election...

  • May 02, 2021

    Analysing NA-249 by-election

    Pakistan People’s Party caused an upset in the high profile by-election in NA-249 marred with a series of allegations against the Election...

  • April 25, 2021

    Tareen factor in PTI

    When on Thursday Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf No 2 Jehangir Khan Tareen named his 40 MNAs and MPAs as his ‘group’, he practically declared a...

  • April 19, 2021

    Democratic falls and undemocratic betrayals

    Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League having a reputation of matured political entities are yet to come out from their past...

  • April 12, 2021

    Opposition in Imran’s era

    ‘Show-cause’ to Pakistan People’s Party and Awami National Party by the faction of Pakistan Democratic Movement , led by Pakistan Muslim...

  • April 12, 2021

    Daska’s political significance

    Daska’s election has its own political significance not merely the victory of the main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League .It has come at a...

  • March 30, 2021

    Bhutto-Sharifs love and hate

    Bhuttos and Sharifs have a history of distrust since the late 70s. At times they tried to overcome their differences but deep wounds don’t go so...

  • March 05, 2021

    Imran’s political no-balls

    During his golden years in cricket for over 20 years, cricketer-turned-politician and now Prime Minister Imran Khan has hardly bowled a ‘no...

  • February 28, 2021

    Lesson from by-elections

    While we still await the final outcome of NA-75, Daska, following a strong statement from the Election Commission of Pakistan over the missing of 20...

  • February 17, 2021

    Fall of political morality

    A larger question today is not who will be elected to the 51 seats of the Senate or which party would get a majority in the Upper House of the...

  • February 06, 2021

    PDM faces an uphill task

    As heads of the 10-party opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement meet today in Islamabad, they have an uphill task ahead in drawing a...