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Mohammad Waseem
Mohammad Waseem

  • August 20, 2017

    Fissures in the political class

    The reactions of politicians and the public for and against the Supreme Court verdict on the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reflect...

  • August 06, 2017

    When courts define politics

    The aftermath of the Panama case verdict is characterised by confusion on both sides – those on the side of embattled political parties, PML-N...

  • July 23, 2017

    From legal means to political ends

    The Panama case is a legal measure par excellence. The apex court has heard the case against the chief executive of Pakistan and reserved its...

  • July 09, 2017

    A court trial through the media

    The Supreme Court justices are going to put a finale to the most publicly conducted trial in the history of Pakistan after the submission of the JIT...

  • June 25, 2017

    Antics of the small screen

    The TV screen is constantly shaping our political attitudes, be it the Panama case, the JIT hearings, the prime minister’s forays into world...

  • June 11, 2017

    An ignoramus par excellence

    In Pakistan, two-thirds of the professional elite – lawyers, doctors, engineers, architects, chartered accountants, literary writers, artists,...

  • May 28, 2017

    What does the election mode offer?

    The leading political parties – PML-N, PPP, PTI – and smaller religious and ethnic parties have moved into the election mode of...

  • May 14, 2017

    Can Nawaz survive the fourth-year itch?

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s rule experienced the fourth-year itch in 2017 – much like the year 2012 was to Zardari’s rule. The...

  • April 30, 2017

    Who killed Mashal Khan?

    What was killed in the form of the bodily existence of Mashal Khan was liberal and progressive thinking and 21st century global thinking. But, who...

  • April 16, 2017

    Political temperature on the rise

    Is the political tempo on the rise due to domestic and regional issues making headlines, especially the feverish activity at the level of...

  • April 02, 2017

    Landscaping current politics

    The political community of Pakistan continues to operate in the wilderness. Rival contenders for power, from politics and the state –...

  • January 23, 2017

    For the court to think about

    What is the Panama case? Is it a media trial or a court trial? Is it the 2018 election campaign that has started prematurely? Where is the...

  • December 31, 2016

    The PPP on the march

    The PPP’s December 27 announcement that Asif Zardari will now operate through the National Assembly along with Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari was...

  • December 01, 2016

    On a war footing

    The Indian violations of the LoC in Kashmir in recent months have raised the diplomatic temperature in the region, and fuelled the media debate...

  • November 04, 2016

    Climb-down from lockdown

    The writer is a professor at LUMS. Several questions arise. What led to Imran Khan’s sudden climb-down from the lockdown of Islamabad? Was it...

  • October 16, 2016

    The parliamentarian that never was

    Behind Imran Khan’s project of the closure of Islamabad on October 30 lies a parliamentary career that has been wrecked by a series of...