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Mushtaq Rajpar
Mushtaq Rajpar

  • June 23, 2024

    The lost voice of journalism

    Slain journalist Nasrullah Gadani. — Facebook/@hazrat.bahaiJournalism has become a dangerous profession in Sindh. Out of the 11 journalists killed...

  • June 15, 2024

    Democratizing the budget

    Pakistan’s provinces are not equal in terms of population, geography and economy

  • February 27, 2021

    Rebel with a cause

    Those of us who believe in scientific reasoning as a core base of analysis in the development of human society and individuals, would not buy the...

  • February 02, 2021

    Indicting Trump

    The United States Senate is scheduled to start hearings into former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment, passed by the US Congress. Though...

  • January 17, 2021

    Remembering G M Syed

    Syed Ghulam Murtaza Shah Kazmi, commonly known as G M Syed, was a renowned Sindhi politician, born in British-occupied Sindh in 1905.For many...

  • January 05, 2021

    Failed policies

    For the past seven decades the way successive military and civil governments have treated and handled Balochistan has been a clear example of...

  • December 03, 2020

    Ground realities

    As the world battles an extraordinary pandemic that has taken away over a million lives across the globe, ties between India and Pakistan continue...

  • November 20, 2020

    Sindh and the islands

    The federal government’s decision to establish an Island Authority through a presidential ordinance has continued to spark protests by Sindh’s...

  • November 13, 2020

    How did Biden win?

    Donald Trump is not the only American president in recent American political history who has not been elected for a second term.Jimmy Carter in the...

  • November 01, 2020

    Changes ahead

    The US presidential election is just days ahead and a historic voter turnout is already being witnessed in the most populous states. This...

  • October 16, 2020

    Dangerous divide

    The November 3 US presidential election will be the first one whose outcome is already scary and uncertain, not in terms of who will win, but...

  • October 11, 2020

    Government by ordinance

    US President Donald Trump has taken cover of issuing executive orders whenever he lacks required votes in the Congress. Every executive order has...

  • September 29, 2020

    Karachi and the centre

    Governments in Pakistan should not be judged on what promises they make; judge them on their actions.Our country is a story of tall promises which...

  • September 14, 2020

    Victims of class and race

    On May 30, a heartbreaking story was reported by the media. Two young brothers in their late 20s committed suicide; photographs published in papers...

  • September 04, 2020

    Chaos in Karachi

    Disaster preparedness historically has been very weak in Pakistan – mainly because of decaying institutions, ageing infrastructure and dangerous...

  • July 02, 2020

    Change and a school teacher

    As they say, ‘It doesn't matter where you start. It’s where you finish that does’. That is the life of a simple less known school teacher...

  • June 23, 2020

    The science of a budget

    By virtue of parliament’s vote, the budget becomes a legal document and cannot be treated as merely an statement of intentions.However,...

  • June 15, 2020

    The saga of a mill

    In a most heartless and irresponsible decision, the federal government has removed close to ten thousand employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills ,...

  • June 06, 2020

    A life well lived

    H T Sorley was a British civil servant in Sindh back in the 1920s, posted in the Hyderabad region. A local publisher Sadho Hiranand published a poem...

  • May 29, 2020

    What’s at stake?

    Pakistan is again at a crossroads. The hard-won consensus achieved after decades-long political wrangling is under threat again.From 1977 to 2010,...

  • May 22, 2020

    Living through a pandemic

    The unprecedented Covid-19 has played havoc with human lives across the globe in the past five months.Over a quarter of million people have lost...

  • February 03, 2020

    Socialist Bernie on the rise

    Democratic voters in the small state of Iowa are set to vote for their party’s nominee for the November Presidential election today on Monday,...

  • January 17, 2020

    Remembering Fazil Rahu

    Why do people become political? Why do they join political parties? What if parties do not exist? What forces them to join political activism?The...

  • January 13, 2020

    The gamble backfires

    Trump’s assertion that the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani would save American lives has proven wrong.On many accounts, Trump’s...

  • January 01, 2020

    Fiscal federalism

    Pakistan’s federal constitution lays out a framework of regulation between the federal government and the constituting provinces, which since the...

  • December 23, 2019

    End of India

    The world’s largest democracy is in turmoil, caused by a controversial citizenship law passed by the BJP’s majoritarian government.New Delhi,...

  • December 15, 2019

    The GDA’s demands

    The need for a credible alternative in Sindh’s political spectrum continues to disappoint most aspirants of change. Political power in Sindh...

  • December 09, 2019

    Political storm in America

    US President Donald Trump is facing impeachment in the House of Representatives over accusations of abusing his power for personal political gains,...

  • December 01, 2019

    Culture is political

    The celebration of Sindhi Culture Day started in December 2009, first as a reaction to the comments of a television anchor who criticized then...

  • September 27, 2018

    The dam controversy

    We need to have a rational discourse on the management and distribution of water resources in the country. It appears that some outside the Sindh...

  • September 20, 2018

    Dam politics

    There is no supra-constitutional centre of power in any democratic system. The pillars of the state derive their powers and roles from the...

  • September 08, 2018

    Will the PTI revisit CPEC?

    During its five years in power, Pakistan’s erstwhile federal government, led by the PML-N, didn’t disclose the terms and conditions of Chinese...

  • September 02, 2018

    The return of CM Shah

    A seasoned and experienced politician has returned to power in Sindh. Syed Murad Ali Shah, an NED graduate who went on to pursue a degree in...

  • August 16, 2018

    Pakistan: facts and fiction

    Although Pakistanis usually celebrate Independence Day with fervour, this time around there was more jubilation in the air as the PTI government has...

  • August 09, 2018

    What Naya Pakistan means

    PTI-led coalition government is in the making. It has now become certain who will be part of the coalition and who will be sitting on the opposition...

  • August 02, 2018

    The PPP–Sindh bond

    Why did the PPP return to power in Sindh with a resounding victory? What do the election results tell us of the changing political map, trends and...

  • July 26, 2018

    Elections and the search for stability

    The unending cycle of Pakistan’s economic woes has surfaced once again, with the rupee falling well below what anyone in past and present...

  • July 19, 2018

    American disorder

    US President Donald Trump’s attempts to shake America have persisted with no end in sight. In less than two years in public office, he has...

  • July 12, 2018

    The diaspora writes home

    For the past 34 years, Sindhis who live in North America have formed an active platform called the Sindhi Association of North America , which now...

  • July 05, 2018

    A partisan media

    The role of the media in Pakistani politics has been crucial. Like other instruments of power and war, the media is the most effective political...

  • June 28, 2018

    Campaign finance

    General elections are less than a month away in Pakistan. The submission of nominations forms and the process of awarding tickets have almost been...

  • June 21, 2018

    Election anxiety

    If we examine the history of electoral politics in Pakistan, uncertainty appears to be the hallmark of our political journey. Although the powers of...

  • June 14, 2018

    Palijo’s legacy

    The demise of Rasool Bux Palijo – a stalwart politician and intellectual from Sindh, and one of the greatest writers of Sindhi prose in the 20th...

  • May 17, 2018

    Will the Sindh budget make a difference?

    Slashing last year’s budget by Rs62 billion, the PPP-led Sindh government has presented a budget of Rs1.1 trillion for the fiscal year 2018-2019,...

  • May 13, 2018

    Sindh’s political temperature

    The PPP leadership is confident about its development work in Sindh and believes that the party will be rewarded with another electoral victory. In...

  • May 03, 2018

    Budgeting education

    A month is left in the current parliament’s tenure, whose members will not have enough time to debate the results of the Pakistan Economic Survey...

  • April 29, 2018

    Inflated promises

    The budget offers a political and fiscal opportunity for governments to set the agenda and direction of development. Countries have been largely...

  • April 26, 2018

    The PPP’s last budget

    The PPP is going to complete its five-year term on May 31. The Sindh government’s mandate doesn’t permit it to present a budget for the next...

  • April 19, 2018

    The America-first era

    The man in the White House is in the midst of a political storm. Donald Trump chooses his team members on one day and sacks them the next. At one...